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Old 09-29-2013, 12:00 PM   #1
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Question Can i use wheel covers if my new wheels don't have clips?

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We purchases new wheels from Vintage Trailer Supply or Inland RV, but I am not a fan of the reproduction pop-in hubcaps that we purchased with them. I want to buy original wheel covers off eBay, but I don't know how to attach them to the new wheels! Is this possible? Thanks for your help!

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Old 09-29-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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Hi All,
We purchases new wheels from Vintage Trailer Supply or Inland RV, but I am not a fan of the reproduction pop-in hubcaps that we purchased with them. I want to buy original wheel covers off eBay, but I don't know how to attach them to the new wheels! Is this possible? Thanks for your help!

If they have the ring and or "nubs" you can install the BB moons.

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Thanks, but the baby moons are the ones I have and don't like!
I would like the originals since this has been my camper since I was six and I can remember the old ones.
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Thanks, but the baby moons are the ones I have and don't like!
I would like the originals since this has been my camper since I was six and I can remember the old ones.
Photo of the covers you would like to use?

"We purchases new wheels from Vintage Trailer Supply or Inland RV"

Do you have the wheels? What style?

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Thanks for your help, here are the links!

Coveted wheel cover:
Vintage Airstream Hub Cap 1970's Camper | eBay

My new wheels (just like the old ones but they don't have clips):
15" Trailer Wheel
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Bessie,

The seller "thinks" it's a 14" hubcap, (only one?) your wheel is a 15". The cap is a full wheel cover, note the hole for the valve stem. If you could get a measurement from your wheel, from inside the shoulder to inside the opposite shoulder across the center and get one from the hub cap lock ring and see if they match.....or just buy it, restore it and use it to serve adult beverages at the campground.

BTW...I always liked the way the full stainless moons looked on our 63 Safari.

Good Luck!!

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lol! I sure do like the drink tray idea.
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