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Old 12-31-2020, 07:49 AM
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Default Beringer RV-7A nose wheel reviews

I'm asking for reviews of the Beringer RV-7A nose wheel that you installed the past 3 or 4 years. Quality? Value? Performance? Would you install it again? What nose wheel did you replace?

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Old 12-31-2020, 09:11 AM
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Default Beringer RV-7A nose wheel reviews

I'm using the standard Vans nose wheel with the Matco axle (but not flying yet). This axle allows taper roller bearing adjustment independent of the tightness of the mounting thru bolt. The Beringer wheels are beautifully made, but when I compared the weight of the nose wheel, tire and tube with the standard Vans nose wheel, there was not enough difference (ounces if I remember correctly) to justify the additional cost. The ability to mount the tire as tubeless may be a worthwhile advantage.
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Old 12-31-2020, 09:25 AM
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send your tires and rims to Anti Splat Aero and have them do the bearing mod, no more tapered bearings to pack and grease each year and it makes a big difference on the nose gear tire, I believe they have a good video of the advantages on their website.

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Old 12-31-2020, 11:47 AM
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I 'm hoping that anyone who is specifically using the Beringer RV-7A nose wheel would respond. The other various nose wheel options have been discussed many times. Thanks.
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Old 12-31-2020, 12:16 PM
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Been flying with mine now for around 7-8 years I guess, have installed many on customers aircraft. They are super high quality and with the tubeless tire design it makes it a no brainer for me.
I have a couple of "modified" wheels laying around that I've removed, not a fan.
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Old 12-31-2020, 02:13 PM
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Walt,

I thought I saw a post from you about installing the Beringer nose wheel, but I couldn't find while searching. The ACS site has 2 kits listed for the 11x4.00-5" wheel and the SRV02A says it's for the Vans 2 seat A models. The descriptions are somewhat lacking. Do you know the difference between the kits? The description doesn't mention wheel bearings. Are wheel bearings included with the kit? Does the tubeless tire have less air leakage over time than the tube in the oem tire? As an 8 ply tubeless tire, are the sidewalls more resistant to flexing that might reduce wheel fairing clearance over bumps?

Thanks, Mike

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Been flying with mine now for around 7-8 years I guess, have installed many on customers aircraft. They are super high quality and with the tubeless tire design it makes it a no brainer for me.
Hi Walt, what is the advantage to a tubeless tire over a tube type? Are they easier to repair if you have a flat?

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Old 12-31-2020, 03:06 PM
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Walt,

I thought I saw a post from you about installing the Beringer nose wheel, but I couldn't find while searching. The ACS site has 2 kits listed for the 11x4.00-5" wheel and the SRV02A says it's for the Vans 2 seat A models. The descriptions are somewhat lacking. Do you know the difference between the kits? The description doesn't mention wheel bearings. Are wheel bearings included with the kit? Does the tubeless tire have less air leakage over time than the tube in the oem tire? As an 8 ply tubeless tire, are the sidewalls more resistant to flexing that might reduce wheel fairing clearance over bumps?

Thanks, Mike
The SRV02A kit includes everything you need (wheel/tire/bearing/axle), bolt on replacement.
The tubes for the 11.00 tires are ****, but you still have to add air occasionally like any tire.


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Hi Walt, what is the advantage to a tubeless tire over a tube type? Are they easier to repair if you have a flat?

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Every flat I've ever fixed is due to low tire pressure causing the tube to fail, eliminating the tube helps eliminates 99% of flats.
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Old 12-31-2020, 03:53 PM
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Been running a Beringer nose wheel since 2014 on a range of runway surfaces including travels through outback Australia. Very happy with it and I like being tubeless. If Beringer made an equivalent bolt on replacement for the mains I wouldn’t hesitate to buy them.
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Old 12-31-2020, 08:53 PM
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Every flat I've ever fixed is due to low tire pressure causing the tube to fail, eliminating the tube helps eliminates 99% of flats.
I think that is a powerful statement. I am going to buy the Beringer nosewheel before I fly. I have a Grove now but I don't like or trust the tubes, at all.
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