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 durability. It's the same tire that has been proven on hundreds of RVs and other homebuilt aircraft, now with stouter bearings.
Our Deluxe Tailwheel Tire is nine 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 a 3/8" axle (RV, Rocket, Doug Bell, Screaming Eagle and other tailwheel systems), as well as 1/2" axle (the bearings are 1/2" bore and we include a removable bushing to step it down to 3/8").
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.
- Tire diameter 6"
- Tire width 2"
- Hub width approximately 2.25"
- washers may be added to wider axles to fill empty space as needed
- Weight of tire/hub is 33 ounces.
- Replaceable, sealed bearings (please contact us for information about replacement bearings)