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Old 06-13-2014, 12:01 PM   #1
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Chrome Hubcap Noise

We got new tires a month ago in Oregon. We now have a noise in two hubcaps, when the coach moves slowly in traffic. Its very loud and annoying. Does anyone have a fix or have had this issue?

We are two hundred miles from the tire dealer or I would take the coach back for them to fix. It started after they changed the tires.
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We got new tires a month ago in Oregon. We now have a noise in two hubcaps, when the coach moves slowly in traffic. Its very loud and annoying. Does anyone have a fix or have had this issue?

We are two hundred miles from the tire dealer or I would take the coach back for them to fix. It started after they changed the tires.
Remove the center cap with a screwdriver.
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ALCOA aluminum rims will solve the problem
PS might as well get the Durabrite finish (that way you don't have to polish them)
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You don't know why they are noisy?
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:49 PM   #5
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I had a noise at low speed and it turned out to be the balance weights. They were loose and would slide until they hit a part of the hub cap... The back and forth was only at low speed... Easy fix...
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I had the same problem after having our tires replaced. I removed the hubcap and re-installed it. Problem gone. I have no explanation as to why the hubcap was making the slow speed racket.
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All good suggestions .. Unless it is a pebble that somehow found it's way into your
hubcap..
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All good suggestions .. Unless it is a pebble that somehow found it's way into your
hubcap..
Its two difference wheel covers...will bang them with a rubber mallet, take them off an reinstall to see if that fixes it.
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Someone else already mentioned this but I too think you may well have loose wheel balancing weights. You will have to have the wheel re balanced to know where to secure them to the wheel.
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I'd just take the wheel hub caps off, clean the caps and the wheels, reinstall the cap making sure you get the cap's hold down nuts properly torqued. Sounds like the caps are flexing on the wheels or the other way around.
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Mine were making a squeaky sound at low speed, sounded like bad brakes. I also had new tires and found (advice from here) they were off center and were rubbing the edge of the tire. I loosed the 2 mounting nuts and carefully centered both of the rears problem gone.
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I had this same issue.

Take the wheel covers off, clean them up good and put foam tape around the rim where the wheel contacts the cover. (Around the rim of the cover).

Solved my problem!

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I had this same issue.

Take the wheel covers off, clean them up good and put foam tape around the rim where the wheel contacts the cover. (Around the rim of the cover).

Solved my problem!

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I had the same issue and the same resolution. The noise may reappear though. The only total cure is to go with aluminum wheels. That is the route we went. Now I have four hub caps I can't get rid of!
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Re-torque the wheels to be sure they aren't the source of the popping. Stress from the weight of the MH and wheel rotation can cause a noise if the clamping force is not adequate to hold the wheel in place.
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