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Old 07-18-2016, 02:59 PM   #11
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Lots of White steel wheels have Plastic "Nut Covers" that Must be removed before gaining access to the Real Lug Nut! Most Alum TT wheels lug nut "Co Bore" will NOT allow a 4Way lug wrench to be used! You need to acquire a 1/2" drive 6 point socket that is the Proper size for your unit,and a 4-6" Ext for the 1/2 Drive Breaker Bar and 1/2 Drive "Torque Wrench! PS good Luck prying those "Plastic Nut Caps" Off,they Make a Tool but they Seldom work also! Youroo!!
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:59 PM   #12
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Not sure if they are caps or not. Have not tried to pop them off. Here is what they look like. You can see where I slid the socket up on the bolts. If they are caps that would make explain everything.
Those are plastic caps. Pry them off with a screwdriver.
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:06 PM   #13
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On my SOB I had a few years back, it had cosmetic plastic caps over the real lugnuts. I had to pop them off with a pair of pliers with tape on the jaws. As for the guy that was a supposed mechanic hammering away with a rattle gun on his lug nuts on aluminum wheels ... he wasn't much of a mechanic. Many of us carry a deep well socket and torque wrench with us on out travels. There's a torque figure reccommended by each manufacturer for their lugnuts ... it's wise to use that figure ... especially on aluminum wheels.
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:07 PM   #14
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They are caps

Ok now I am feeling a lot dumb. Ha ha I went out and yes they are caps. 3/4 fits the lug nut under the caps. Whoa where has my brain gone.
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:16 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the comments.

Thank you for all your comments. I do see the this time and time again on this sight. Nice to be able to ask the question no matter how dumb is seems. But get real information back from everyone.

Thank you again.
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:21 PM   #16
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On the last trip I was on, another TT was parked not far from ours. The owner on the day they were packing up to leave got out and hit all the lugs on his trailer with a impact wrench. I went over and asked him about the process. He was a mechanic in real life and said he always checks them on every trip. Said the Aluminum wheels were really bad for getting loose. So that is what got me looking at the wheels and the lug nuts.

IF he hit them with an impact he's not much of a mechanic at least not onei want checking my wheels . always use a torque wrench . set for the correct torque which can be anywhere from 90lbs to 120lbs . an impact wrench is good for taking them off but not for torquing them on . you could bust off a lugs and also over time distort the aluminum
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:25 PM   #17
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Akrap,they do make a little plastic chrome cover and beauty ring's that "Fancy Up" white wheels,if you want to Low Cost Pimp it Up! Youroo!!
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:26 PM   #18
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Akrap,they do make a little plastic chrome cover and beauty ring's that "Fancy Up" white wheels,if you want to Low Cost Pimp it Up! Youroo!!
Nope all good now. I just never even had these on any rig for the past 40 years so caught me off a bit. LOL
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:21 AM   #19
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Ok now I am feeling a lot dumb. Ha ha I went out and yes they are caps. 3/4 fits the lug nut under the caps. Whoa where has my brain gone.
I'm just now checking back on this thread and see you got it figured out. Good deal, and never feel dumb. The members here are a community, and the community always tries to help each other.

It's like you stated, you had never seen these before, but others may have, thus can share their wisdom. If you had never mentioned this, then you also may not have got it solved, so also please never shy away from asking things. We are here to share wisdom like in why the OP started this thread, as well as gain the same from reading it.
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Lug Wrench

The Little white caps are just for looks and ? rust protection. Mine are still in the bag they came in. While the big rigs might be different I think you will find that most TT use 3/4 or 13/16 inch lugs on 1/2 inch fine thread studs.
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