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Old 04-22-2018, 03:34 PM   #1
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Good bye wheel simulators

Using TPMS with the wheel simulators for me was a pain. Fixed the rim scares (white primer was great match) and swapped to center caps.

Happy days..
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Looks really good!

Now if I can find nice center caps to fit a E-450 dually I'll join you in ditching the "wheel simulators"....
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Old 04-22-2018, 04:27 PM   #3
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I like that !
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Okay, I'll bite. (Because I don't know) What are wheel simulators?
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Okay, I'll bite. (Because I don't know) What are wheel simulators?
Hub caps?
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Okay, I'll bite. (Because I don't know) What are wheel simulators?
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Hub caps?
Over priced, over sized, over weight, full wheel "hub caps" that FR installs on most motor homes... They rattle, they block the valve stems, and the even come off and pass you occasionally... True junk...

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I did something similar but went one step further.
Blacked out the wheels to match the black trim on the rig and added trim rings.
Ease of tire pressure adjustments is great now.

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Over priced, over sized, over weight, full wheel "hub caps" that FR installs on most motor homes... They rattle, they block the valve stems, and the even come off and pass you occasionally... True junk...

See the attachment below.
Also used on Jayco and Winnies.
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mash - adam's ribs

Trim rings, dang that would have saved me a lot scar fixen's. Reminds me of Hawkeye ordering ribs and forgette'n the cole slaw. Part number and source?

The centers are from hubcap heaven $170 delv.

C5125FS-CHEV Chevrolet 3500, 4500 DRW Front Silver OEM Center Cap #15053704
C5125RS-CHEV Chevrolet 3500, 4500 DRW Rear Silver OEM Center Cap #15053705

All the grey is brushed primer to fill in the scars. Sanded with 150, 220, then wet 500. Hay, it's what I had in the shop..


.. If you are ordering a new coach ask them to leave the wheel simulators inside the coach, you can then decide if you want'em. Do you want'em I got four to ship....
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Good Bye Wheel Simulators

Hoglou, I ditched the simulators also. I assume you have duallys on the back axle. What air compressor brand, and where purchased, do you use to get the air hose on the valve stems that face toward the wheels? Very difficult to get air hose through the rim holes and onto the stems. Local tire dealer advised not to use valve stem extenders as they will break off from the rim. Most air hoses I've looked at are too stiff to get on the valve stem; they are not flexible or long enough to attach. Also what brand of TPMS (where purchased) are you using? I have a 2018 Coachmen Freelander Chevy 4500. Thanks Pat
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