Want to get rid of the ads? Become a member by registering today.
The Mariah Owners Club

Forum Left Top

Welcome to the The Mariah Owners Club.

Trailer wheels

Trailering and Tow Vehicles

Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2010, 07:13 PM   #1
theeasynine's Avatar

theeasynine is currently offline
Posts: 312
Status: Admiral
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Champaign, IL
Find me on the Map
My Year: 1996
My Model: z240 Talari
My Engine: 7.4L Bravo III
Gallery Images: 6

Thanks: 4
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Send theeasynine:
a Private Message
Default Trailer wheels

We'd like to do soemthing about our trailer wheels. You guys think it would look better to paint them a glossy black or buy some chrome wheels? The painting is of course the cheaper way to go but I think the chrome would really look slick. Currently they look like galvanized and don't clean up very well. Any input is appreciated!


1996 z240 Talari / 7.4L Bravo III
Reply With Quote
  • Old 10-24-2010, 10:35 PM   #2

    Jay is currently offline
    Posts: 4
    Status: Stowaway
    Join Date: Apr 2008
    Gallery Images: 0

    Thanks: 0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Send Jay:
    a Private Message
    Default Re: Trailer wheels

    Go chrome.
    Reply With Quote
    Old 10-25-2010, 01:18 AM   #3
    Oregondunes's Avatar

    Oregondunes is currently offline
    Posts: 1,126
    Status: Admiral
    Join Date: Oct 2010
    Location: Tualatin, Oregon
    Find me on the Map
    My Year: 2000
    My Model: Z302 Bow Rider
    My Engine: 7.4 bravo3
    Gallery Images: 36

    Thanks: 4
    Thanked 51 Times in 50 Posts
    Send Oregondunes:
    a Private Message
    Default Re: Trailer wheels

    the latest fad is black (either gloss or flat)
    2000 Z302 Bow Rider
    Reply With Quote
    Old 10-25-2010, 03:58 PM   #4
    ShabahZ280's Avatar

    ShabahZ280 is currently offline
    Posts: 3,825
    Status: Admin & Mariah Fanatic
    Join Date: Jun 2007
    Location: Cincinnati, OH
    Find me on the Map
    My Year: 1999
    My Model: Z280 MCC
    My Engine: 7.4L MPI Bravo III
    Gallery Images: 1564

    Thanks: 8
    Thanked 367 Times in 274 Posts
    Send ShabahZ280:
    a Private Message
    Default Re: Trailer wheels

    I vote for chrome, or maybe even aluminum. They're a classic look for trailer wheel. I haven't seen any gloss black wheels on trailers around here.

    If you want to replace them, I'll suggest Trailer Parts Superstore, a division of Eastern Marine. I bought my spare through them. You can buy the rims and tires together, and they ship the tires and rims mounted and pre-inflated. All you need to do is bolt them on! Prices are very good, and I believe they even have an ebay store too. Check them out!

    Trailer Parts Superstore - 12 thru 16 inch RADIAL Trailer Tire & Rim
    -1999 Mariah Z280 MCC, 7.4L MPI Bravo 3 DuoProp
    -2000 Mariah Shabah Z250 Limited Edition, 7.4L MPI, Bravo 1 (Sold, but not forgotten!)
    -Formerly known as ShabahZ250
    -USCG Licensed 50 Ton Near Coastal Master Captain with Towing Certification
    Reply With Quote
    Old 10-25-2010, 04:10 PM   #5

    mikeyt is currently offline
    Posts: 7,476
    Status: Platinum Contributor
    Join Date: Jul 2007
    Location: Ontario
    Find me on the Map
    My Year: 1996
    My Model: Shabah 180
    My Engine: 4.3
    Gallery Images: 14

    Thanks: 87
    Thanked 579 Times in 538 Posts
    Send mikeyt:
    a Private Message
    Default Re: Trailer wheels

    I would go with chrome or something highly polished. Black wheels look okay in some applications but this isn't one of them.
    Rarely visit this site given its problems and lack of management interest.
    Reply With Quote
    Old 10-25-2010, 07:58 PM   #6
    Dredd's Avatar

    Dredd is currently offline
    Posts: 868
    Status: Admiral
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: Kansas City
    Find me on the Map
    My Year: 1993
    My Model: MX-19 - Sold
    My Engine: 4.3
    Gallery Images: 0

    Thanks: 51
    Thanked 50 Times in 48 Posts
    Send Dredd:
    a Private Message
    Default Re: Trailer wheels

    I like black a lot but I just can't imagine it looking good on there.
    If you do choose a color you might consider powder coating them. PC would probably be somewhere in the neighborhood of $60/each.
    tbrookens likes this.
    Rinker Captiva 272 - Perry Lake, KS / Lake of the Ozarks
    Reply With Quote


    Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Used trailer - what to look for ..? 180diablo Trailering and Tow Vehicles 9 07-15-2011 04:27 AM
    Best Prices on New Wheels/Tires? AirNavy Trailering and Tow Vehicles 3 06-15-2009 08:50 PM
    Looking for a trailer 22empire Other For Sale 6 04-18-2009 02:35 PM
    Trailer Repair joez200 Trailering and Tow Vehicles 3 04-06-2009 10:28 PM
    My trailer fix Mark Original Mariah Talk 0 09-09-2008 11:39 AM

    Forum Right Top
    Forum Left Bottom Forum Right Bottom
    Right Left
    Member Login
    Forgot password?
    Forum LeftForum Right

    About the Club
    Age of the Mariah Owners Club:

    Total Members: 18,642
    Total Threads: 12,988
    Total Posts: 68,429
    Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to Mariah Owners Club on YouTube
    There are 271 users
    currently browsing forums.
    Forum LeftForum Right

    Find us on Facebook
    Forum LeftForum Right

    Club Sponsors
    Right Sponsor

    Forum LeftForum Right
    Right Right
    Right Bottom Left Right Bottom Right