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scottydl

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On the topic of motorhome hubcaps, or "simulators" as I've seen them called... what's the deal with those things falling off?  As I've been shopping for mid- to late-80's Class C's, I have seen more advertised motorhomes than I can count that only have 3 out of 4 caps.  It seems like many of them are missing the cap on a rear dually.  Is there some flaw that makes them prone to falling off while moving?  It seems like such a strange but repeating trend that I thought it was worth asking.  If I do buy a MH with nice stainless caps, I'd like to make sure they stay securely attached!
 

John From Detroit

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They only have two lug nuts that hold them on (as opposed to 10 for the tire) and you don't torque them down nearly as much as the tire's nuts.  I have one lug missing on one of mine, the other is tightened securly and the missing one will be repalced soon
 
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