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Old 08-10-2015, 11:35 PM   #1
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Hubcap removal

What tool have you used to remove the hubcaps (on new units)? I want to do it right the first time. Thanks.
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Old 08-10-2015, 11:47 PM   #2
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HubCap removal

The unit should have come with a t-handle nut driver it is about 1" 1/2 or larger to fit over the 3 removable dress hubcap nuts they are evenly spread around the wheel. if you look close you will be able to tell which ones to remove. If no t-handle you can get a large wrench which will do the same but it costs about $8.
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for your response, but I think we are thinking about different units (or years). What I need is the tool for a 2016 DRV Mobile Suites hubcaps.
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:45 AM   #4
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I think I remember reading that some owners said that a brake spoon works good.
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:01 PM   #5
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I have an old "hubcap" hammer (hook on one end and a rubber mallet opposite it) that I ground down to fit the slots in the hubcaps. I keep it in the basement. It looks like this:

Hubcap tool

It will also seat the hubcaps when you install them.
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:37 PM   #6
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Tool

I just removed mine this week. I used a 6" small pry bar purchased at lowes. Get behind the cap where it attaches to the lug (I think it is four positions) look behind with a light and you will see them. Pry up. They come off hard but will come off. Hope this helps........Earl
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:20 PM   #7
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I use a small 90 pry bar, but it does gouge up the back side of the plastic cap a little.If they're on right, they are real hard to get off. If they're not on right, they will fall off by themselves at the first bump. Don't ask me how I know this.

The best way to remove them without gouges is a lady foot pry bar. __________________
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Old 08-12-2015, 04:39 AM   #8
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You can use a lady foot but the puller I linked above can have the width ground to match the slot. All you do is slide it in the slot, give a sharp tug and the hubcap will pop right off. You don't touch the wheel and just the edge of the slot so nothing is marked up. You can seat the hubcap retaining springs over 4 of the lugs and then use the rubber mallet to gently pop them back into place. Nice and easy...
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:49 AM   #9
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I think I remember reading that some owners said that a brake spoon works good.
YES with a rag behind it to protect the wheel.
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Old 04-28-2017, 06:46 PM   #10
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This weekend I just received my air lift air bag kit. I wanted to installed it, but I can not get the wheel covers off?
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:04 AM   #11
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YES with a rag behind it to protect the wheel.
Another thing you can use to protect the wheel is to cut open a 2 litter bottle and use the plastic as a guard. I used to use this when changing the ties on my motorcycle.
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:55 PM   #12
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Old 04-29-2017, 01:53 PM   #13
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If you have the 9K axles, the covers are held on by machine screws that take a #2 square bit to remove.

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Old 05-01-2017, 04:24 PM   #14
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If you have the 9K axles, the covers are held on by machine screws that take a #2 square bit to remove.

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That's the way mine are mounted on..... 2 screws holding it in place , #2 square bit to remove... does that mean I have 9K axles?

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Old 05-02-2017, 05:23 AM   #15
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That's the way mine are mounted on..... 2 screws holding it in place , #2 square bit to remove... does that mean I have 9K axles?

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Look at the brake calipers. If they are on top of the disk (12 o'clock), then you have 9K IS. If the calipers are on the side of the disk, then you have 8K.

My 9K also have 9K written in white marker on the cross bar under the trailer, but that may or may not be there or may have worn off depending on how old your trailer is.
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Old 05-03-2017, 12:18 AM   #16
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I have the 8K... thanks for the info

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