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Old 04-23-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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Hubcap Nut GONE

We lost one of the nuts that holds the right rear hubcap on.
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There are 3 per wheel. 1 was almost off, the other a little tighter.

OUCH I hope it just went in the ditch! Thatís a size 13 in the pic.

Now for the???

Anybody have this happen to them?
Ours came off at about 4K miles.

Should this be part of the selling dealerís responsibility?
Is this a part of normal maintenance? Should I check them @ oil and lube time?
Is this part of the PDI?
Both front wheels had 1 that needed tightening!!
The left rear seem to be tight.

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Old 04-23-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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We lost one of the nuts that holds the right rear hubcap on.
2012 Georgetown 360
There are 3 per wheel. 1 was almost off, the other a little tighter.

OUCH I hope it just went in the ditch! Thatís a size 13 in the pic.

Now for the???

Anybody have this happen to them?
Ours came off at about 4K miles.

Should this be part of the selling dealerís responsibility?
Is this a part of normal maintenance? Should I check them @ oil and lube time?
Is this part of the PDI?
Both front wheels had 1 that needed tightening!!
The left rear seem to be tight.

Thanks
ab jb
Sound like owners responsibility after 4,000 miles.
But seriously I plan on checking mine tomorrow.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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theres normally a sticker or a disclaimer somewhere that states " re torque lug nuts after first 100 miles "
I just looked and my "sticker" says check lug torque before each trip !
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:58 PM   #4
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There is no way that was torqued at any time.
There is plenty of blame to go around.

Someone was in a hurry when the tire was mounted.
No one checked it at the factory when it went out.
No one checked it when it arrived at the dealer.
No one checked it at the PDI.
Owner did not retorque at 100 miles.
Owner did not check torque before every trip.

Since Owner was the last causal factor in the error chain....
It will not most likely not be covered under warranty.
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As far as I can see they only hold onthe center hub cap and not the tire to the axle. I bet you can go check out a local truck stop and buy a few.
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As far as I can see they only hold onthe center hub cap and not the tire to the axle. I bet you can go check out a local truck stop and buy a few.
That looked like a lug nut with a chrome cap on it.
If it is not a lug nut; then, my bad about torque.
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Still it should have been found when the required lug torque was done by everyone.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:35 PM   #7
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That looked like a lug nut with a chrome cap on it.
If it is not a lug nut; then, my bad about torque.
However:
Still it should have been found when the required lug torque was done by everyone.
It is a lug nut but it goes over the lug and nut of the tire and just holds the chrome plastic center cap of the wheel. See picture.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:52 AM   #8
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Iím going put all this in 1 reply.

This is on a motor home, our 5th wheel had a sticker that said re-torque after 100 miles then once a year, or something like that. I did and again after a flat, never a problem.

Itís not a lug nut, all those acorn nuts arenít nuts at all they are just for show, except for 3 per wheel.
The hubcap includes these fake nuts and the plate they are on.

This must not happen often.

Iíve been to Camping World and a local Class A dealership and they donít stock them.

Iím going to get a nut for our next trip and order one from the local class A dealer.

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Old 04-24-2012, 10:03 AM   #9
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When we had our walk through at the dealership when we picked up our new Georgetown. I saw a wrench in a compartment and asked the man showing us through what is this for? He chuckled and shrugged and said I don't know. When I lost a fake nut on our way to TX I realized what it was for. I found a number of the other needed tightening. I was able to get one when we stopped at Forest River in Elkhart on our way back to ON.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:37 AM   #10
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Fake lug nut wrench

Here is mine in a kitchen draw
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