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Old 11-12-2019, 01:32 PM   #15
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Last time I had to take them off. The tool did me no good. It was so tight I had to use a socket and breaker bar to get them lose.
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Old 11-17-2019, 02:42 PM   #16
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Thanks for the offer to get your T-handle, but I already bought one for $10. In the end, it was Dicor that supplied it, though it is a bit loose. Whatever the case, it's only to remove the hubcap covers, and I think this should do just that. I've stowed it away in the RV, and hope to NEVER need it, but you never know!

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Old 11-20-2019, 11:01 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Kleingineer View Post
Thanks for the tips.

The problem I'm worried about running into is not that I can't find a 1 9/16" socket (40mm). The problem is that the clearance for those "fake" lugs is very tight, so a normal socket won't fit. I think this is why they give you that cheap T-handle. Plus, it comes with a rather large flat-head screwdriver inside the socket so you can get the screws off the true wheel lugs. Once they're off, then comes the fun part of using the torque multiplier to work the actual lugs off and remove the wheel.

Those fake lugs that hold the wheel cover or hubcap or whatever on shouldn't have that much torque on them. I'm surprised that anyone has completely ruined theirs. I've used them on my 19.5" wheels with my previous RV, no problems, but these 22.5" tires are using a lot bigger lugs.

I'll check under the bed, maybe they stashed it there as has been suggested.

Thanks again for the quick reply!

Mine was in a compartment in an unmarked box. Never knew it existed until I had a blowout. After a quick YouTube search, I found what I needed and decided to look in that box and voila!! A regular socket will not fit because of clearance issues.
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Old 11-21-2019, 07:36 AM   #18
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Well I can't believe it. It took 14 years for me to find out what that tool was for. Actually found two in my basement compartment.

They have been hanging in my garage since day two.

I bought one of these (or similar):

Works great.
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