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Old 06-28-2016, 11:27 PM   #1
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Two REAL nuts hold the wheel cover on..

Couldn't figure out how to get the wheel cover off. Ended up destroying it using a crow bar.. Finally figured out two of the fake nuts are real...
Learn something new everyday..

After replacing the blown inner tire I looked up and found the answer on a posting here... Why oh why didn't I check here beforehand!
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:43 PM   #2
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On most of the wheel covers the real nut is under the chrome cover. You should have a funny shaped "T" tool to remove the cover and the cover hold down nut.
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:01 AM   #3
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Tap the wheel nuts with a tool. You will feel / hear the difference.
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If you look closely enough (before trying to pry it off ) you can see the two fake lugs that cover the nuts. I prefer that style wheel simulator to the one that snaps on like a regular car hubcap. With your style it would be considerably safer to attach valve extenders.
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For the hub cap style, wear gloves or you'll end up slicing up your hands. I have taken mine off. They really scratch up the wheel.
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Also, on the Class C I helped with, the two fake nuts had dimples on the side to differentiate them.
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Lots of good advice for the OP (after he destroyed his wheel cover )
Perhaps others will learn from his mistake.
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This reminds me of that old saying;

Doors marked 'pull' are designed to slow down the speed of people who try to push their way through life without reading the instructions.
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Also, on the Class C I helped with, the two fake nuts had dimples on the side to differentiate them.
The ones with the dimples are actually nuts that thread on to the studs. The fakes are the ones that are hollow and just cover the wheel studs. In many cases, you can actually spin the fakes with your fingers. If you tap them lightly with something, you'll notice that they sound hollow compared to the 2 that screw on, which of course, are more solid.
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They have the extenders.. Any idea where the best place would be to buy a used replacement?
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Be careful

Last year when I had a blown tire replaced at a local tire shop the idiot doing the work stripped the 2 nuts holding the wheel cover by torquing them with his air wrench the same as the main wheel nuts. The amount of stud length left over is limited to less than 1/2 the depth of the nut so they can be tightened sufficiently but easily stripped if over tighened.
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I purchased mine from a local trailer shop. expensive. but I needed them like now. worth it
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