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Old 12-29-2016, 09:00 AM   #1
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View hubcaps

I keep losing my 2007 winnebago view hubcaps during my travels. I found a cheap replacement source from amazon but they seem to come off easier than the OEM,s. Anyone else have this problem and what did you do to solve it?
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You can put a couple of dabs of clear silicon sealant on the hub cap where it meets the wheel and allow it to dry. It will help keep it on. Don't use a lot...you will want to get them off again someday.
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Old 12-31-2016, 08:24 PM   #3
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Real Wheels makes simulators that have brackets that attach to the wheel studs, then the simulators screw to the brackets. Those will not come off. I bought a '07 View ('06 5 cyl chassis) and the dealer/broker who handled it for the seller's estate put a new set of the Real Wheels simulators on it.

I promptly removed them when I discovered it took an hour or more to check tire pressures. (Yes, I tried the long stems, they fit poorly in the rims and came no where close to being bent right, I sent the stems back.) The simulators will go with the View whenever I sell it.

I now run silver painted wheels and Mercedes hub caps on the front wheels. Looks nice to me, easy to check and service tires too.

I encourage people to simply remove them. Paint the hub area black and clean the wheels and go "naked".

If you are so inclined, They are not cheap,

Stainless Steel Simulators For Sprinters - RealWheels

If you are interested in the Mercedes hubcaps, they often show up on Ebay.

MERCEDES SPRINTER 15 or 16 inch WHEEL CAP CENTER HUB EMBLEM CAPS 95-2006 BG40001 | eBay

Contrary to what the seller says in the ad, these only fit the 16 inch wheels, front only, on the model 3500 (dualie).

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Old 01-04-2017, 07:35 PM   #4
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Somebody on EBay is probably selling one of mine I lost somewhere outside of Cincinnati! :-)
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:39 PM   #5
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I ordered my replacement from Lichtsinn in Iowa but not cheap!
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:52 AM   #6
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I took mine off, after the first trip

The front wheels had the small MB cap

I painted all the wheels with a light coat of aluminum spray paint, occasionally, they looked fine. I gave the near new caps to the new owner.

I just did not want to fool with the issues, particularly the valve stem being destroyed when they came off.
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Took mine off the rear. Not necessary. Took too long to check tire pressure and lug nut torque on the rears. Only have the covers on the front.
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Hubcaps

Ditto on removing or letting them fly. My grandson and I saw one of mine fly off when bringing it home on a local road. Stopped asap and went back to look for it. Neither of us could find it. My wheels are now painted silver with the hubs and lugs painted to match the blue gray of my 2006 plastic doors.

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My Father-in-law's Navion has lost both rears. I replaced the first with one from rvwheel.com

I need to get another. They are now $89 shipped. I'm not sure what brand Winnebago used, maybe Dicor, but the RVwheel one matched just fine. (I think the link is the one I bought for his 2008 chassis.)

Anyone maybe have a Winnebago one that has been removed laying around?
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Use the large heavy duty black zip ties sold at Lowes, Home Depot, etc. they are about 14-16 inches long. Loop from cap through wheel , and back to cap. Pull tight, snip extra and go. Use two ties 180 degrees opposite each other. Simple and cheap.
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+1 on zip ties. There are even stainless steel ones if you are so inclined.
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I know it has been awhile since this thread was active. Someone above mentioned the eBay wheel liners from RVWheel.com. I ordered one of the $89.00 rear liners and it was a perfect match. It did not come with the starburst sticker for the center so I just ordered four Mercedes 65 mm MB decals for all four centers and that makes them look even better.Click image for larger version

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Zip-ties!!! ST
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Got 'em. Stainless.
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