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Old 07-24-2014, 08:15 AM   #11
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Attachment 58839 so these are not covers?


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You need to contact the Distributor of the Wheel. Lionshead or HWT and supply them with more Info than we received? Just from the Now supplied Pic. the (Lug nuts)could be (Solid or Stainless covered),call and ask. Youroo!!
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:17 AM   #12
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Years back I had a set of "covered lug nuts" on my boat.
They were regular steel open end lug nuts with a thin metal jacket on
them. The jacket was closed ended and made them appear to be
stainless or chrome "acorn nuts".
I had a 6 point spark plug socket that -just- fit them perfectly.
I always used it but eventually the metal jacket got deformed and loose
anyway.
I don't recall it ever preventing me from properly tightening the internal
lug nut tho.....

Fast forward to my present trailer. It came from the factory with
a bag of cheezy white plastic lug nut covers. These also slipped on the
plain open ended steel lug nut. They were ugly but for some stupid
reason I put them on anyway.
After a few months I wanted to remove a wheel and it was
REALLY hard to get them off
I used screw drivers, channel lock pliers and other tools trying to pull those
plastic nut covers off.
As I was struggling (at home in the shade with a cold one nearby) I thought
how mad I would have been if I was sitting on the side of the road
with traffic whizzing by struggling to get those plastic caps off!
I tossed them in the garbage!!
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:23 AM   #13
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Your photo appears to be covered lug nuts.
Just get a 6 point socket or 4 way lug wrench that fits them and tighten
away.
The metal cover is not supposed to be removed.
It's hard to tell for sure but either way- if they are solid or sheet metal
covered you just treat them as any other lug nut.
Most important is a properly fitting socket or lug wrench.
My opinion and YMMV.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:25 AM   #14
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Mine had white rubber caps on them for "looks."

Rather than spend money on the proper tool, I used a pair of paint can lid removal tools (free at Lowes/HomeDepot) and squeezed them together to pop off the covers.

Now they are simply gone. Hated them anyway.

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Old 07-24-2014, 08:26 AM   #15
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No, those appear to be chrome lug nuts. Agree, torque away!
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:35 AM   #16
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...attached to a torque wrench set at 65 foot pounds.
I would question the 65 number, if they are 1/2" studs, it should be 90-120 lb/ft.
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I can take my fingers and wiggle them back and forth. That's why I thought they were caps


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I would question the 65 number, if they are 1/2" studs, it should be 90-120 lb/ft.
Catworker edited his post and removed the incorrect torque spec.
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Your lug nuts are the five chrome nuts on your tires rim. Should be right there staring you in the face. If your camper is like mine, get yourself a 13/16 deep well socket, 1/2 inch drive, a small extension, attached to a torque wrench set at 65 foot pounds.
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Sorry OC, I did not scroll down far enough.
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