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Old 05-28-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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Those white hub protectors?

Just wondering about the white plastic protectors that snap in and seem to protect the hub and lug nuts on the wheels of our our new TT (Wildwood 26BH xlt). They weren't installed when I picked up the trailer last year (found them inside). Do people travel with them on? Or are they something used when storing the trailer for extended periods of time?

I've been keeping them on while travelling but would hate for them to cause excessive heat build up in the hubs...
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:10 PM   #2
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I would leave them on all the time. If your hubs are getting hot, you have a more serious issue than the hub covers making the hubs hot.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
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The hub and lug nut covers are just "Window Dressing", there only purpose is to dress-up the rims by covering the silver hub and nuts making them match in color the rims.
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I left mine off - a lb saved is a lb more cargo space!
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They are never installed at the factory, always arrive somewhere the trailer. The delivery driver is supposed to check lug torque a couple of times on the trip to the dealer.Makes it easier if they aren't on. Most dealers put them on. Same as a hub cap on a car. As for saving weight, all four of them might weigh a pound, but if you are that close on weight, you need to change something.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #6
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a lb is a lb - every lb not being pulled down the road means less gas burned, a lb less up a hill, a lb less to stop. A lb here, another there - it adds up. And they serve no purpose.
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I like the looks of the hub covers and I am not too worried about adding an additional 1 lb. I seriously doubt 1 lb would make a difference in your mileage or anything else.
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