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Old 07-04-2015, 11:09 AM   #11
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After reading all of these posts, I was concerned about the wheel covers on my 2016 Solera 24W. I checked and the rears are attached with two screws. No chance of them rotating or falling off. They have the solid yellow valve extensions, but I am concerned about them. The extensions for the inside wheels get pulled back and wedge against the wheel covers just below the valve cap. That puts some pressure on the valve stem. I pull them back out after each trip, but as soon as I travel at highway speed, they are right back in there. I am thinking about removing the extensions completely.
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:24 AM   #12
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I checked and the rears are attached with two screws. No chance of them rotating or falling off.
Are you absolutely sure that the rear wheel covers are attached with screws? The Dicor rear wheel covers on my 2015 are made up of two parts. The outer part friction fits onto the wheel. The inner part attaches to the outer part using, as I recall, two screws.

The first time I played with them I thought the two screws held the wheel cover to the wheel. So I took them out and was left with a loose center section...and the rest of the wheel cover still attached to the wheel.

I haven't heard that FR has changed wheel covers, so I'd be a little surprised if the screws attach the cover to the wheels.

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Old 07-04-2015, 11:28 AM   #13
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No. I am not absolutely sure that the screws are holding the cover on. I tried to pry them off and they were very tight. Then I noticed the screws and "assumed" they were holding the covers on. I will have to take a closer look. Now, I'm nervous, again. Thanks for the warning.
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:32 AM   #14
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After reading all of these posts, I was concerned about the wheel covers on my 2016 Solera 24W. I checked and the rears are attached with two screws. No chance of them rotating or falling off. They have the solid yellow valve extensions, but I am concerned about them. The extensions for the inside wheels get pulled back and wedge against the wheel covers just below the valve cap. That puts some pressure on the valve stem. I pull them back out after each trip, but as soon as I travel at highway speed, they are right back in there. I am thinking about removing the extensions completely.
They are not held on with screws. The two screws hold the center cover to the outside cover. Remove the two screws and you will set what they do.

I would recommend using some plastic ties to help hold the covers in place.

This of course is assuming that FR as not gone to the "twice as expensive" bolt on type for your year RV.

Many of use have gone to metal valve stems to get rid of the yellow extensions. This is what I recommend. DL1SP13FR Chrome Duallyvalve Kit W/ Front Stems
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:40 AM   #15
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No. I am not absolutely sure that the screws are holding the cover on. I tried to pry them off and they were very tight. Then I noticed the screws and "assumed" they were holding the covers on. I will have to take a closer look. Now, I'm nervous, again. Thanks for the warning.
I would try to prevent removing the wheel covers unless it is absolutely necessary. The retaining systems (pins and rivets) is the weakest part of the cover. You might get by removing and reinstalling them a few times before the pins and rivets start breaking. The pins are made from a very brittle metal and break fairly easily. Of course this is just me.

I just repaired one cover by drilling out the broken rivets and replacing them with SS pop rivet. Could not do anything about the broken pins. Seems to be a tight fit again, but I still tied them on.

If I have anymore problems with them I will either remove or replace with bolt-ons.
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