If you're looking for a reliable, lightweight, and good-looking alternative to the standard Van's tailwheel tire, look no further! We have now upgraded the design of our Deluxe Tire for added stability and better fit (see our blog post on the change here).
Our Deluxe Tailwheel Tire is six ounces lighter and much more durable than the standard Van's tire. It is fitted with precision sealed "no-mess, no-maintenance" bearings that will not throw grease like many others do. Bearings are easily replaced in the rare event that they do wear out.
The Deluxe Tailwheel Tire fits RV, Rocket, Bell, Screaming Eagle and other tailwheel systems that use a 3/8" axle. Long wearing, yet soft, solid rubber tire gives good service life. You can expect this tire to last considerably longer than the stock Van's tire.
Order with confidence. There are several hundred of these on RVs and other homebuilts with very few known problems (only two in five years of selling these). The Deluxe Tire is well proven on aircraft up to 2000+ pounds gross weight and landing speeds up to 60+ knots.
Optional hubcaps are included with your order.
- Tire diameter 6"
- Tire width 2"
- Hub width approximately 2" (2.15" with hubcaps)
- washers may be added to wider axles to fill empty space as needed
- Weight of tire/hub is 31 ounces.
- Hubcaps included, These add 3 ounces and their use is optional.
- Replaceable, sealed bearings (see the separate product listing for bearing details)
Also available with bushings for use with a 1/2" axle which may be found on many other homebuilts.