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Old 06-30-2014, 06:00 PM   #21
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Phil, are you missing the center cap or is it just off?
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:04 PM   #22
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get this to remove the wheel chrome lug nut covers without damaging or pickup a dozen at your truck stop for spares they damage easily mostly loose and fall off
also look close at your wheel studs for a (R) right hand or (L) Left hand before trying to remove just FYI
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:04 PM   #23
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Had the same problem with mine, used a pipe wrench on the T-wrench & finally got it to move. Pretty rusty when I got it off. 2014 390RB, Put it back on with never seize.


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Old 06-30-2014, 06:07 PM   #24
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I am still looking for someone that has more tools. I have 1.25 socket with me but nothing larger.


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Old 06-30-2014, 06:07 PM   #25
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Phil, I got extra wheel covers, if you damage those getting them off. Craig


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Old 06-30-2014, 06:17 PM   #26
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I've all but ruined the lug now. I don't understand why I can't get any if the four off. I've done a fair amount of wrenching so it's not like I'm a DA or anything well I am kinda a DA but I can almost always get three off and the last one gives me trouble. All four what did they put them on with.
I'm going to the tire store and putting new rims on. Sick if this crap. The reason I have to remove the covers is the valve steam isn't close to lining up with the hole. It's always been a pain to adjust air in the tires and I had to buy a air chuck to get to it at all. Done.
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:29 PM   #27
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Socket is a 1 9/16. I purchased one at TSC (Tractor Supply) with a 3/4 to 1/2 adaptor for less than $20. I keep it with the coach tools. The plier set, sorry to say, will not work and could ruin the cover (guess how I know).



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Old 06-30-2014, 06:40 PM   #28
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Phil, there will only be two lug nuts that will come loose to take the wheel cover off. They will be directly across the wheel bearing from each other. There will be a small raised rib on each of the nuts, that will be the ones that need to be removed. I might suggest you get maybe a 3 inch valve stem extension, sure will make it easier access to the valve stem. The fronts are easy access, remove with a channel lock or large vise grip both with electric, duct tape or you rag technique. Rears I have found that vise grips work better. They really should not be that tight...good luck...
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:43 PM   #29
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Rodney thanks for the info. I identified the correct lugs and for anyone wondering they have a long dimple on them. You can feel the difference if you reach a finger in the hole.
Like I said they will not come loose. If I had a ratchet with the socket 1 9/16 I could use a breaker bar and get it. I don't have that and shouldn't need it to get them off. Like I said by this time tomorrow I will have some shinny new rims on the MH. I should have done it last year. They look better and they don't have @&$& covers.


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Old 06-30-2014, 07:58 PM   #30
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:05 PM   #31
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If you don't mind me asking, what brand of rims are you buying and how much $? I've also been wanting to upgrade but haven't yet...

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Old 06-30-2014, 09:35 PM   #32
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Dang, I can't believe their so tight. Good luck on your new wheels..
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Jason I have forgotten the brand but will post tomorrow. I got the quote last year and they are still the same 1488.00. They will give me trade in value in the four steel rims but needed to see them again before giving me a price.


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Old 07-01-2014, 07:48 AM   #34
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While on the subject of wheel covers, there is another blasted problem that I have had with them. The steel wheels do distort as the weight transfers when moving, This causes the edge of the wheel cover to rub against the edge of the steel wheel. There is a thin rubber gasket that is glued on the cover to prevent metal on metal. Unfortunately this sometimes tears off and LOL what and awful sound when pulling into the RV park with your nice motorhome. I resorted to glue some felt patches along the rim with some success. Another vote for aluminum wheels,
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Jason I have forgotten the brand but will post tomorrow. I got the quote last year and they are still the same 1488.00. They will give me trade in value in the four steel rims but needed to see them again before giving me a price.


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Thank you for the info!! That's not to bad of a price. Definitely something I plan on doing some time soon.

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Old 07-01-2014, 12:32 PM   #36
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Jason they are Accuride rims. Out the door 1350 with my old rims.


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Old 07-01-2014, 12:51 PM   #37
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Where is the picture of the new rims?
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Well it seems that the rims don't come with hub covers and lug not covers and my studs are not long enough to work so right now it looks like this. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-01-2014, 02:58 PM   #39
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Jason they are Accuride rims. Out the door 1350 with my old rims.


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Very nice!!! So what is the fix for the studs??


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Darn good question still working on that.


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