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Old 11-06-2012, 08:41 AM   #15
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Lincolnboy2, I also am very sorry for your loss... Our 4 legged kids is what our life revolves around... It rips you apart for a while when you lose one...

I do have a question on your wheel covers,, which look great by the way... I see a couple wheel nuts missing on each one. Do they actually bolt to the steel wheels ? Ours are basically like yours, but just fit in like hub caps. I have bent the spring clips to make the front ones fit tighter, but I'm worried I might lose one some day. The back ones pretty much take a crow bar to get loose. Thankyou.
By the way, the only real reason we are RV'rs now days is to take our "kids" with us traveling.....
Thanks for that, so much.

I will tell you that last year when I 'woke up' to the tire issues with the MH's I had an awful time, I didn't know they were actual covers over the wheels. I thought it was the whole wheel. There are two lug nuts that actually screw the wheel cover to the wheel. You can lightly tap on them to hear which one is the real thing and which ones are just for looks. They sound hollow and tinny, obviously. The real lug nuts will be almost solid.

The real lug nuts also have a hash mark on them if you can see it close enough.

If they havent been removed in a long time, the wheel covers will 'stick' to the wheel. Just by hand move them in and out a little, flex them without too much pressure and they will break loose and come out very easily. Dont use a pry bar or screwdriver unless all else fails. If you do, just lightly go around the outside lip, loosening. The rear covers stick a lot more than the fronts. They are a deep dish and have a lot more to stick to by design. I couldn't figure out why one was so hard to remove this year that I'd removed last year to put on my TPMS system. Just heat, dust, etc. makes them 'stick' but it is very easy to break them loose just by flexing them a little bit to break the stick with the wheel.

I know that's way too much detail, but you get the picture.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:44 AM   #16
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On ours they have a separate nut with a removable hollow chrome nut covering it but ours are 22.5" and yours may be different. Also, they come with a special hooked tool w/socket on one end. You use the flattened end to remove the cover (there are dimples in the cover so you know which to remove), then the socket to remove the nut. Lots of people are fooled into thinking that the nut and cover are one piece and blame the dealer or manufacturer for not sending the correct socket.
Well, Mr. D explains it very well here too. My post was TMI. This is a lot more clear and easy to understand.
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I am also too familiar with loosing a beloved companion. One of the main reasons we brought the motorhome was our dogs. It gave us the means to travel without leaving the dogs under the care of some else and allowing us to enjoy the time with our pets as the are short lived. I have had dogs all my life and loosing one is like loosing a member of your family, heart wrenching. Life is to short and like us you have a big heart and room for another dog. Healing takes time. By the way I like the way your wheel covers came out. I need to do the same to mine.

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Aluminum or stainless steel both can look better with a polish job. Lincolnboy proved that
Aluminum just requires it more often and with more elbow grease
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