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Old 01-25-2015, 11:43 PM   #1
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Lug nut covers?

Hi all,
I would like to replace all my lug nut covers. I ordered some Wheel Master 1", but they don't quite fit...too small, and the flange on the bottom was not large enough. Any ideas and good pricing.

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Old 01-26-2015, 06:14 AM   #2
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:10 AM   #3
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Here are factory original lug nuts that came on my '07 -- split, bent, rusted and corroded after just a few years. Airstream's cheap lug nuts will leave you unable to change a tire when you need to in the worst way. I replaced them with the beautiful McGard lugs that R Carol recommends, which are solid steel and guaranteed forever. But will the McGards fit SeBassSF's wheels? Dunno.
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:31 AM   #4
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I recently bought some new tires at Discount Tire, and when I asked them to be careful with the lug nuts, they took one look at them, and gave me all new chrome lug nuts at no additional cost.

Can't beat Discount Tire IMHO.
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Another happy McGard customer here. Their products are very nice on our TT. Good customer service, too. I bet that if you contact them they will help you pick out the right ones for your RV.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:35 PM   #6
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Thanks for the ideas folks. I have 10 lug Alcoa rims. I'll check out the recommendations.


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If you go on Ebay and search 1 1/16 inch nut covers I think you will find them. The nut covers on my coach are the same size
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I have a new set of Mcgard lug nuts. Problem is I can not get any of my lug nuts off. Either they are on too tight or the caps just spin. I guess I am going to have to take the trailer down to my local heavy truck and trailer tire shop.
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Lug nut covers?

Have you checked to see if a 6 pt. metric size might be a better fit? Tap it on, remove and tap it out, throw em away.

When I replaced I bought Guerrilla brand very nice.
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Have you checked to see if a 6 pt. metric size might be a better fit? Tap it on, remove and tap it out, throw em away.

When I replaced I bought Guerrilla brand very nice.
Believe me I have tried every wrench size and shape available, standard and metric and even some English standards left over from my MG racing days. They were put on by the shop I am taking it to by one of there guerrillas with an air tool.
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Don't replace the covers, get solid lug nuts to replace the whole thing. I started having trouble with one a couple of years after we bought the trailer. At first I thought the lug was loose since the cover rocked a bit when I tightened it. That's when I found out they were just cheap covers over the nuts—another way Airstream saved a little bit of money and angered customers of their "premium trailers".

I wish I had been at Discount Tire when it happened because new lug nuts cost a lot at the local aftermarket parts store. Since I got tired of being ripped off there, I spotted shopping there since they had a similar business model to Airstream—charge whatever you can get away with.

I think Michael's shop overtightened the covers causing the inside to wear down and spin. Since a bunch of them seem to be spinning, it sounds like an air tool gone crazy. I'm not sure of the torque on those, but before '08 it was probably 120 lbs. They may have to be drilled out, no fun.

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I wrecked a cover within a week of taking ownership of my new trailer, re-torquing the lugs as directed in the Airstream manual for new aluminum wheels. Since then I bent and pulled off two more flimsy covers. The wheels started looking trashy so I just replaced all 24 of them with these solid steel chrome plated lug nuts for $21. Now they look great!

Amazon.com: DPAccessories D3112-HT-2305/24 Wheel Lug Nut: Automotive
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Success, the shop where I was going to take the trailer to get the nuts swaped suggested I run by Harbor Freight and pick up a set of impact wheel sockets ($10.50 after 20% off). Did that. Along with a 5 ft length of black pipe to use as a giant breaker bar they worked as advertised. Wheels now have shinny new solid lug nuts and are properly torqued to the recommended 120 lbs.
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Ok, so I just need to figure out what size McGard lug nuts I need for my motorhome.


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