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Old 01-15-2016, 05:49 AM   #21
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Yup, my wife agrees with you. So you must be right.

Thanks for the input. Now I have to be able to bend over long enough to get the rear covers off.
Claw Hammer works. Just go easy.
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Old 01-15-2016, 03:42 PM   #22
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Claw Hammer works. Just go easy.
My claw hammer didn't have the right angle to get the claw on the wheel cover and clear the side of the RV. However, your suggestion prompted me to use another tool that worked in a few seconds. It looks like a small crow bar and is great for pulling nails and prying things apart.

While I was removing the wheel covers I noticed that all of my tires have cracks in the sidewalls close to the wheels.

Also noted that even with the covers off it is very difficult to get access to the tire valves.
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:26 AM   #23
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My claw hammer didn't have the right angle to get the claw on the wheel cover and clear the side of the RV. However, your suggestion prompted me to use another tool that worked in a few seconds. It looks like a small crow bar and is great for pulling nails and prying things apart.

While I was removing the wheel covers I noticed that all of my tires have cracks in the sidewalls close to the wheels.

Also noted that even with the covers off it is very difficult to get access to the tire valves.
Would certainly want to be able to check tire pressure easier and more often. Makes a big difference in tire wear and also mpg.
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Those stock wheel liners are a pain! I found these on ebay, there the bolt on type, kind of pricey but a lot easier to get on and off.
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:56 AM   #25
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Those stock wheel liners are a pain! I found these on ebay, there the bolt on type, kind of pricey but a lot easier to get on and off.
What I got !
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:53 PM   #26
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Those stock wheel liners are a pain! I found these on ebay, there the bolt on type, kind of pricey but a lot easier to get on and off.
They are nice!!! but I have a chevy chasis. I will see if they have something for me.
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:56 AM   #27
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They are nice!!! but I have a chevy chasis. I will see if they have something for me.
What I got (chevy express cutout and those simulators) .
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:00 PM   #28
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What I got (chevy express cutout and those simulators) .
Hate to be a pest but I couldn't find the Chevy 4500 ones. Do you have a link?
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Old 01-22-2016, 05:31 PM   #29
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Those stock wheel liners are a pain! I found these on ebay, there the bolt on type, kind of pricey but a lot easier to get on and off.
This is the same seller , go to his ebay store and ask/tell the seller what you have. He gave me a phone # to call, hope this helps.
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:18 AM   #30
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Anyone have vendor and part number for aluminum rims for the chevy 4500? That is where I would like to go and dump the simulators..
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:21 PM   #31
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That jogged my memory. I used to do that with my 1962 Oldsmobile 98.
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Thanks for the reminder... This was my '63 Olds 98. Ah, brings back memories (at 9mpg/city, 13/highway except at 75 where it got 18) 394 big block, gas prices at $0.59.9. I sold it before gas hit $1/gallon. Them were the days.

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread....
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Thanks for the reminder... This was my '63 Olds 98. Ah, brings back memories (at 9mpg/city, 13/highway except at 75 where it got 18) 394 big block, gas prices at $0.59.9. I sold it before gas hit $1/gallon. Them were the days.

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Wow, you made out on the gas milage. I got four to five gallons per mile. A bit more on the highway; driving the 60 miles to Atlantic City would drain most of my gas tank.

But that car was FAST! I used to make a few bucks proving that I could burn rubber at 70.

Also got engaged intuit car with my future wife sitting on top of the dash board, it was a convertible, giving me the "ultimatum". 45 years later she is still here.

Nice wheels, was that photo taken in Florida?
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San Diego, while stationed on 32nd street! This pic was taken while puttering around in Mission Bay Park.

Back to the Original Thread: Nope, I don't have part numbers for aluminum wheels. That would be nice, but I like to rotate tires - and as I understand it, you'll have 4 aluminum wheels and 2 steel wheels. The studs on the rear duals are too short for two aluminum wheels, from what I've read.
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:30 PM   #34
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I removed the stock wheel covers from the rear duels a couple of weeks ago and I like the look of the reverse wheels. Mine are painted white. I don't plan to put the stock covers back on.
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I thought I'd add my two cents to this thread since I also have a 2014 Sunseeker 2250SLEC. On my first camping trip in 2013, I tried to measure the tire pressure. I started on the front right tire since I though it would be the easiest. Big Mistake. Getting the cover off wasn't a big problem but I found that my gauge only went to 50 psi. I only had a hammer to put the cover back on. Another mistake. The cover is now dented and two of the chrome lug covers fell out. After that I had braided valve extenders put on the rear dualies and steel extenders put on the front tires. So far no problems for the last two years. The rear flexible extenders were pop riveted to the covers so they don't move. I'm tired of measuring tire pressure before each trip and am thinking of buying a TPMS (probably the TST 507) but I'm not sure how well they will work on the extenders.
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I thought I'd add my two cents to this thread since I also have a 2014 Sunseeker 2250SLEC. On my first camping trip in 2013, I tried to measure the tire pressure. I started on the front right tire since I though it would be the easiest. Big Mistake. Getting the cover off wasn't a big problem but I found that my gauge only went to 50 psi. I only had a hammer to put the cover back on. Another mistake. The cover is now dented and two of the chrome lug covers fell out. After that I had braided valve extenders put on the rear dualies and steel extenders put on the front tires. So far no problems for the last two years. The rear flexible extenders were pop riveted to the covers so they don't move. I'm tired of measuring tire pressure before each trip and am thinking of buying a TPMS (probably the TST 507) but I'm not sure how well they will work on the extenders.
I can't see my inside dually tire valves. I have been hesitant to get the extenders due to some people losing pressure from the extenders.

But right now I have no clue what my perssures are and am not driving much. Hence I am now more inclined to get the extenders when I get new tires this week.
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I was searching this forum to see if anyone had experience with tire valves from Dually valve kits for Motor-homes, Busses and 6-wheeled chassis . I read that the rear duals must be lined up correctly to have both valves visible and accessible. Apparently my wheels are not lined up properly.

I was looking at a Forester and also a Thor Chateau and on both of those I could see and access both rear valves easily. They were both on ford chassis. My rig is on a Chevy.
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I have a air chuck that easily reaches all of the valves and I don't have to mess around w/ leaky valve extenders.
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I was searching this forum to see if anyone had experience with tire valves from Dually valve kits for Motor-homes, Busses and 6-wheeled chassis . I read that the rear duals must be lined up correctly to have both valves visible and accessible. Apparently my wheels are not lined up properly.
That is the same folks I used for my Valve Extenders on our MBS. Call them, and ask them any questions as they are very knowledgeable. They suggested things to me I might have missed, like 15 bent front stems for the TPMS sensor clearance, and assembled a great kit. They get a 5 Star Rating from me...
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That is the same folks I used for my Valve Extenders on our MBS. Call them, and ask them any questions as they are very knowledgeable. They suggested things to me I might have missed, like 15 bent front stems for the TPMS sensor clearance, and assembled a great kit. They get a 5 Star Rating from me...
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