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Old 01-18-2016
Homer L. Butler Homer L. Butler is offline
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10.00RX20 and 11X225 are the same size tire. The 10.00RX20 are tube type and the 11X22.5 is tubeless. Tube type tires are basically not used anymore. Tube type tires are heaver and run hotter. The rims are also different so the rims would need to be changed. On the road every one has 11X22.5 tires so it would be the easiest one to replace and the cost is the cheapest because it is the most popular. I would try a truck parts yard for the rims I am paying $50 for steel rims and $150 for aluminum rims these are used rims new ones will be doubled. Both these tires will run side by side you should measure the distance around the tire to have them as close as possible. Even new tires the same brand should be measured I has had sum off by 3-4 inches.
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Default Tires and wheels 1980 FC35 SB.

Nope. But I am sure that I have 10.00 R 20 tires...
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In 1980 most tires were 10.00RX20 but by 1990 most all new equipment came with 11RX22.5 tires. I changed all my trucks over to 11R22.5 tires years ago. I have over a 100 20 inch rims setting in the tire pile, farmer come along now and then for them for there farm equipment. If your tires are 10.00RX20 look at the date on the side wall they are most likely 20 years old, if they are I would not trust them on a road tip.
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It's 21 frosty degrees here in Memphis tonight. I'll go out and do a more thorough tire inventory tomorrow morning. I only checked one of the tires. Maybe it was an oddball replacement...
Final answer I'm hearing, though, is go with the Bluebird specs and buy 11x22.5. Thanks!
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Congratulations. Once you get that old 'bird up to strength and rolling you'll be very glad.

If you can get down to CoachCraft by MacDonald in Columbus, GA get them to do your maintenance and service. Former Wanderlodge technicians, they can fix, repair, update anything. Also, they have hook-ups, (water and electricity) where you can stay aboard while the work is being done.

Since I bought my coach, those good folks have kept me and my 'bird happy and traveling many thousands of trouble free miles.

Given them a call.
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Wheel width will be an issue on older FC's. My 83 came with 7.5 wide X 22.5 alloys, need 8.25 wide to be proper.
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