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Old 02-28-2013, 10:40 AM   #407
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I'm still using the Lucy's OEM lug nuts and hub caps. You are correct; the lug nuts are kind of junky. Sometimes I have to wonder about Airstream when the put cheapo lug nuts on a big dollar trailer.

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I bought new solid lug nuts on Amazon - I was kind of frustrated they came in 10 packs when I needed 24 - I ended up buying a set of four locks to make it an even 24 - and the four locks cost almost as much as the 10 standard nuts.

I just ordered four new 16 inch Michelin LTX M/S 2's to mate up with the Sendel T05 wheels that are on the way to me. The best deal on the Michelins I found was $850 installed at Discount Tire, which is called America's Tire here in California. The same tires were just over $1,000 installed at Costco and over $1,500 at Les Schaub.
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Amen on the stock AS lug nuts, they are a real POS. When I had my 3 blow outs on the road, I finally had to take a pair of Vise-grips to peel off the nut cover and expose the cheap little metric nut. It was a real PITA since the socket I had wasn't deep enough to grab it. For $20, I replaced every one with solid SS lug nuts made in USA. Now I ask you, is AS that stupid not to use solid lug nuts?
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:23 PM   #410
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Woohoo! The UPS man brought me four new 16 inch Sendel T05 wheels tonight.

Below are pictures of the unboxing.

The wheels come with a fabric protector to protect the finish, kind of like a giant surgeons cap you would see in a hospital.



The wheels have a nice polished finish. I was scared my rather tall lug nuts would not fit under the hubcap, but it looks like I will be ok...



Here is the underside of the wheel. Various certifications and capacities are stamped into the casting.



And last, here is the wheel with the insert installed. Sendel includes a tool to remove the insert, which is press fit into place and seems quite snug.



Expect I will get them installed this weekend...
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They are gorgeous, Dan! I used a Sendel on my trailer when I did the upsize to 16" wheels/tires last year. After 6,000 miles with this setup I feel really good about the change. Plan to begin de-winterizing SilverLeaf in two weeks for some early Spring camping. I did put her up on jacks over the past 8 weeks. (Did a December trip to FL which was awesome...and reduced the number of non-use months!)
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Amen on the stock AS lug nuts, they are a real POS. When I had my 3 blow outs on the road, I finally had to take a pair of Vise-grips to peel off the nut cover and expose the cheap little metric nut. It was a real PITA since the socket I had wasn't deep enough to grab it. For $20, I replaced every one with solid SS lug nuts made in USA. Now I ask you, is AS that stupid not to use solid lug nuts?
Where did you find the stainless steel USA made lug nuts for $20? I've been looking at the McGard 64010 lug nuts on Amazon. They are $12.99 for a set of 4. I've got 4 wheels so I'll have to buy 24 nuts.
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Question to those of you who have upgraded their late-model Airstream's 15" wheels to the 16" Sendel T03's -

Did you have to replace lug nuts and/or hub caps, or did you just re-use the ones that came off the 15" wheels?

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I bought my wheels fro Tredit and had them supply the center caps, lug nuts, and wheel stems.

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Question to those of you who have upgraded their late-model Airstream's 15" wheels to the 16" Sendel T03's -

Did you have to replace lug nuts and/or hub caps, or did you just re-use the ones that came off the 15" wheels?

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Ordered the Sendel T02 16" wheels because they are the same style as my original Flying Cloud wheels, no paint highlights. They came with new hub caps. We took them to Discount Tire for mounting with their new solid lug nuts, metal valve stems, and Michelin tires.

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Did you get the option of metal valve stems?
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Where did you find the stainless steel USA made lug nuts for $20? I've been looking at the McGard 64010 lug nuts on Amazon. They are $12.99 for a set of 4. I've got 4 wheels so I'll have to buy 24 nuts.
This is a situation where Ebay is not your best source. I took one of my 2 piece lug nuts and went to a couple of local tire shops and found one that had all SS lug nuts made in USA for .60 each. I ordered 24 and had them the next day. That was when I still had my stock 15" setup. When I switched to the 16" Lt's, I continued to use them. On my first trip with the new T03 rims, I stopped at 30 miles to tighten and again at 100 miles, after that I check once in a while but they are staying tight. Another thing I purchased was a battery powered Sears impact wrench and lug nut socket set. Worth every penny.

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Metal valve stems are important especially if you use tire pressure monitors.
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Here is the before and after from our upgrade from OEM 15 inch wheels to Sendel 16 inch T05-66655SM wheels and Michelin M/S 2 225/75 R16 E1 tires.





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Those new wheels really "make" the rig... Congrats, Dan!

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Thanks Art.

It's double win - a lot safer / less disaster prone and they also look a lot better.

It was not fun to deal with tread separation on my old wheel / tire combo in the middle of Idaho last summer - had to limp to Idaho Falls at 30 miles an hour - for almost three hours - stressing out the whole time that the tire was going to completely blow, dealing with being passed by tractor trailers blaring their horns at me and blowing by at 65, etc.
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