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Old 08-13-2018, 06:05 PM   #61
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We have a 2017 Classic 30 Twin delivered in September 2016. I had a flat on the passenger rear wheel. And, indeed mine had the fake cover over the lug nut and one out of six split during the wheel removal and reinstallation after repair. I am not sure that I understand why Airstream would use these cheapy lug nuts on a unit with a MSRP of $139,000! I recently visited JC and purchased the solid lug nuts. I would strongly suggest that anyone with this unit change to the solid lug nuts before you have a problem on the road. Best wishes. Ray
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:00 AM   #62
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...replace them with quality, REAL CHROME lug nuts from McGard before you need to remove a wheel. Here a couple of pictures to illustrate the difference in the two and the replacement McGard packaging showing the item number:...
I can't thank you enough for taking the time to post this information!

I took heed to your advice and ordered the McGard chrome lug nuts. 9 of the factory nuts with chrome caps came off with ease. 2 gave me some trouble and I had to hammer the socket onto the cap for it to get enough bite to finally unscrew.

The last simply would not come off. After 2 days I gave up and called AAA who sent out a tow operator who couldn't get it off and ended up scratching my Sendel wheels in the process. He clearly didn't know what he was doing as he was trying to use a crescent wrench.

I ordered a 3/4" lug nut remover socket from Performance Tool which was worthless. It had a reverse spiral design rather than the rounded edge type.

I stopped by my local tire shop and luckily they knew exactly what to do. They had a Snap On brand lug nut remover set with the rounded edge design and was able to remove my last stripped lug nut. I'm glad I was able to get this done before hitting the road!
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:03 PM   #63
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I changed ours shortly after MoJo posted. Glad we did with the brake issues I'm sure I'd have had problems as i've had wheels off at least four times now and on Thursday they all come off again and manual adjusting brakes go on.
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:49 AM   #64
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So, I'm getting ready to order the McGards before we head south and am confused on which ones to order, the #64010 or the #64000. I take both will work, Airstream is putting the 64000's on the new units, but the 64010 take the same size socket as the old chrome capped disasters. I'm running the 16" Sendal wheels if that makes a difference. Any additional clarifications appreciated since I don't want to order the wrong ones. Thanks!
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:48 PM   #65
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So, I'm getting ready to order the McGards before we head south and am confused on which ones to order, the #64010 or the #64000. I take both will work, Airstream is putting the 64000's on the new units, but the 64010 take the same size socket as the old chrome capped disasters. I'm running the 16" Sendal wheels if that makes a difference. Any additional clarifications appreciated since I don't want to order the wrong ones. Thanks!
You want the 64010. They are just a touch taller and the stud will not bottom out in that nut. You don't want a shorty. I think I saw you could get by with the 64000, but 64010 have delivered excellent service.
I'm trying to keep all mine uniform with the 64010. I saw that the price increased a bit, last time I bought a pack of four. The people that make them have to live to. Made in USA,
Safe travels and have a good one!
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:31 AM   #66
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So, I'm getting ready to order the McGards before we head south and am confused on which ones to order, the #64010 or the #64000. I take both will work, Airstream is putting the 64000's on the new units, but the 64010 take the same size socket as the old chrome capped disasters. I'm running the 16" Sendal wheels if that makes a difference. Any additional clarifications appreciated since I don't want to order the wrong ones. Thanks!
So, from this I take it that AS is putting solid nuts on the trailers being produced now. My 30' Classic is coming 12/4 and I want to have new nuts available if I need to when I install my Centramatics .
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Old 05-26-2021, 02:24 PM   #67
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Albeit a late arrival to this post, much thanks. I just had to pull a flat tire and discovered my 2016 Airstream has the lugs with the chrome covers. It was a royal B to get the lugs off. I'm having my tires replaced (at 5 years now) and plan to switch out the lugs.
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Old 05-27-2021, 06:48 AM   #68
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Hi Terry, the 2017 Classic does not have solid lug nuts. I have a 2017 Classic and it had the covered lug nuts. Ray

It appears as thought they went to solid lug nuts in 2018. That is what is on my 2018 GT.
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Old 04-19-2024, 09:10 AM   #69
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I was planning to start a thread about my adventures with these cheap chrome lug nut covers that came on our '16 Flying Cloud, but discovered that this thread pretty much sums it all up. Yesterday, in putting a new set of Michelins on the trailer at the tire shop, three of the lugs just spun and none of the sockets fit very well on the lugs. The only way we got them off was to hammer the socket onto the lug and then pound out the lug that was stuck in the socket.

The left nut is one we were able to remove. The center one was pounded out of the socket and the right lug nut is the solid chrome replacement from NAPA.

If I'd had to replace a tire on the road, I'm sure it would have been ugly. I went to NAPA, bought 24 solid chrome 1/2" x 20 lug nuts and swapped them out. Why Airstream would ever use these is beyond me.
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Old 04-19-2024, 09:34 AM   #70
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Why Airstream would ever use these is beyond me.
Not only Airstream used them. We had them on the wheels of more than one tow vehicle. All of our "covered" lugnuts had stainless steel covers.

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Old 04-20-2024, 07:18 AM   #71
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@mojoe7009 inspired me enough with this thread to make a video for others to learn from. Nearly all manufacturers use these cheap lug nuts with caps.

For those who may be interested in the video:

https://youtu.be/4CZIhpANgzs?si=G68ui-poLsYujII9
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Old 04-20-2024, 08:19 AM   #72
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Why Airstream would ever use these is beyond me.
It was a cost issue and may have been a weight issue too.

As stated above, the auto industry started using stainless covered steel lug nuts some decades ago for applications that had exposed lug nuts. The cost is less and multiplied by millions every model year, the vehicle can go to market with the same look and lower cost. There has been a move away from those lug nuts. However, they may still be used in lower end vehicles.

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Old 04-20-2024, 08:41 AM   #73
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Yep… replaced ALL lugnuts on All Vehicles and Trailers with SOLID STEEL aftermarket lugnuts.

Beware: The actual SHAPE of the nuts …where they contact the wheel itself…if Critical. There are “conical”….”Bulge”….”SPherical”… “tapered”…etc etc.

Don’t just go by the thread pitch of the studs. Inspect your wheels carefully. A conical…incorrectly installed in a bulge… will result in permanently damaged wheels at best…and loss of wheel and/or vehicle and injuries…. or worse.
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