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Old 04-26-2019, 01:28 PM   #1
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Does anyone have experience removing the rear hubcaps? Do the two Phillips head screws have to be removed or does it just pop off? I added tire monitors to the RV and the toad. The holes in the caps are so small that itís difficult to get the transmitters screwed on. I have seen other threads that mentioned this difficulty. I ordered new hubcaps that are slotted hoping this will help.
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Does anyone have experience removing the rear hubcaps? Do the two Phillips head screws have to be removed or does it just pop off? I added tire monitors to the RV and the toad. The holes in the caps are so small that itís difficult to get the transmitters screwed on. I have seen other threads that mentioned this difficulty. I ordered new hubcaps that are slotted hoping this will help.


I have answered my question. The hub cap simply pops off just like the front one. The 2 Phillips screws merely hold the decorative center piece on. The fancy name for these hubcaps is wheel simulators.
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Old 04-28-2019, 07:50 PM   #3
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Use this "hubcap tool" to remove simulators and to pound back on. The $10 one works as good as the one for $50. Online
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I'd also recommend using some zip ties, either plastic or stainless, to secure the wheel simulators to your wheels. Easy to do - I just thread the zip tie thru the slotted wheel behind and back thru the simulator. I use 3 per wheel - that way road jarring won't shake them off!
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Thanks for the post. Mine will be here tomorrow. Had to pay $13 :(
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I keep a hand held pry-bar to get them off and a rubber mallet to "convince" them back on. Came in handy in February when we had to replace the right rear tire at the campround in Florida.
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Just lost my 2nd rear simulator (hubcap) in 4 years. Found simulators that bolt on using a bracket attached to the wheel hub bolts. (not the lug nuts). Presently on order so I'll follow up when they are installed.
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Just lost my 2nd rear simulator (hubcap) in 4 years. Found simulators that bolt on using a bracket attached to the wheel hub bolts. (not the lug nuts). Presently on order so I'll follow up when they are installed.


Ah, ha. Makes me even happier that I replaced mine with Alcoa wheels.
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Did you order 4 or 6 Alcoa rims. Alcoa told me on a 2016 the studs were not long enough to put two on rear axel. He said you could on a 2017 and up. Please let us know how installation goes.
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Oscarian,
I ordered four durabright wheels, used the steel OEM wheels on the inner duallies. With the Alcoa stems and spacers on the outer, works fine with my flow thru TPMS sensors. Two, thousand mile round trips for a total,of four thousand miles since. My Sprinter chassis is a. 2015, 3500.
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Ah, ha. Makes me even happier that I replaced mine with Alcoa wheels.
OUCH.. not even a little sympathy.

I do like your solution though.
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Another change. Several write-ups/reviews were critical of the fit of the bolt on simulators, went with snap in simulators from Sprinter Parts Depot. Maybe Alcoa's with next tire change..
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