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Old 08-11-2016, 11:31 AM   #1
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Lug nut covers

we have a 2014 Itasca Sunova 33C with 22.5" aluminum wheels. How do I get the lug nut covers off? I popped the center cover off, I can see the lug nuts, I have a "T" tool that fits the decorative lug covers but how to get off?
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:48 AM   #2
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we have a 2014 Itasca Sunova 33C with 22.5" aluminum wheels. How do I get the lug nut covers off? I popped the center cover off, I can see the lug nuts, I have a "T" tool that fits the decorative lug covers but how to get off?
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Pull the decorative covers off of the lug nuts with a tool like this?
https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Truck-W...r+removal+tool
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Georgelesley,

Only 2 or 3 of those lug nuts are meant to be removed. Those that are to be removed will have small indentations at their base. Those 2 or 3 are actually lock nuts to hold the cover on. The others are "dummys" covering the actual wheel lug nuts that hold the wheel on. Use that T handle wrench to remove the nuts that have the indentations on them and the Stainless Steel cover will come off exposing the lug nuts holding the wheel on.
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:08 PM   #4
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Thanks a bunch!
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:12 PM   #5
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The two threaded indented lug nuts on mine were on so tight the shaft of the wrench twisted like a cheap pretzel and became useless. I bought a 1 5/8" socket which fits those two. So much for Winnebago supplied junk.
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I had the same problem, dealer replaced T wrench under warranty with the same piece of garbage. Wasn't that good of Winnebago????
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The two threaded indented lug nuts on mine were on so tight the shaft of the wrench twisted like a cheap pretzel and became useless. I bought a 1 5/8" socket which fits those two. So much for Winnebago supplied junk.
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Usually a socket is necessary because most "professionals" over-tighten those "retaining nuts".
(A tech at a Cat dealers shop spun the threads completely out of 2 of mine with a 3/4" drive pneumatic torque wrench).
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I had the same problem, dealer replaced T wrench under warranty with the same piece of garbage. Wasn't that good of Winnebago????
My T wrench also deformed but still works for now. Think I'll buy a 1 5/8 socket as well. Shees as much as these things cost you'd think......
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I also carry the proper socket for the job. I have put the nuts on with the wrench from Winnebago, but could not remove them with that wrench a month later.
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coat the treads of the lock nuts with "Anti-Seize" paste and you'll be able to get them off next time with no problems.
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