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Old 05-02-2018, 03:48 PM   #1
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Wheel Simulaters

Just a question for anyone in the know about how to remove the wheel simulaters from my 2017 Thor Vegas 25.4. Iíve gathered from previous threads that my simulaters are the snap off and on type used on old school hubcaps. The problem I have is trying to pry the things off without bending the rim of the simulaters. Any thoughts on what type of tool to use for this?
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Old 05-02-2018, 04:03 PM   #2
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Just a question for anyone in the know about how to remove the wheel simulaters from my 2017 Thor Vegas 25.4. Iíve gathered from previous threads that my simulaters are the snap off and on type used on old school hubcaps. The problem I have is trying to pry the things off without bending the rim of the simulaters. Any thoughts on what type of tool to use for this?
Are you sure they pry off? I don't know where you read they are the "snap off type". Mine are threaded and screw off with a tool that should have been provided with your rv.
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Old 05-02-2018, 04:26 PM   #3
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Iíve cleaned up my wheels and looked for the signs on the simulated lug nuts for which ones might be holding the simulater on but found no dimples or marks to tell which ones to unscrew. I got the idea that they were the snap on type via another thread on this Forum.
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Old 05-02-2018, 04:54 PM   #4
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I finally got a hold of Thor Tech Support and they verified for me that the simulaters on my 2017 Thor Vegas 25.4 are the old style pry off and snap on type. They suggested getting the broadest flat blade screw driver I could find and wrap the blade with a cloth. The carefully prying the simulater from the wheel rim. I seem to remember something called a tire spoon that was also handy at removing hubcaps. I will try to locate one of those to add to my Motorhome tool set. Ray
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:34 PM   #5
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I finally got a hold of Thor Tech Support and they verified for me that the simulaters on my 2017 Thor Vegas 25.4 are the old style pry off and snap on type. They suggested getting the broadest flat blade screw driver I could find and wrap the blade with a cloth. The carefully prying the simulater from the wheel rim. I seem to remember something called a tire spoon that was also handy at removing hubcaps. I will try to locate one of those to add to my Motorhome tool set. Ray
A small guy like this works great. Wrap it with duct or painters tape. Work your way around the simulator loosening a little at a time.

https://www.amazon.com/Vaughan-B215-...words=pry+bars
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:38 PM   #6
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Before I ditched the simulators for good, I used a flat prybar, like this one

https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tnp...hoCs1IQAvD_BwE

worked perfectly.

Getting rid of those things was one of my best moves! So much easier to deal with airing up, and installing and removing the TPMS sensors/dust caps for storage
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:24 AM   #7
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Thanks to 99drt and blw2

Thanks for your tool suggestions and I will try them. I kind of like the thought of ditching them and just painting the wheels beige like the rig. Thanks for all of your suggestions again. Drau2th
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:03 AM   #8
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I find getting the pry off ones off easy but putting them back on is a PITA. Might ditch them in the future and just paint the wheels.
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:12 AM   #9
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very easy to remove and replace.what is so hard?
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:25 AM   #10
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This is what you really need:
STEELMAN 75031 Hub Cap Remover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GWFOSBY..._.rM6Ab8T6BQ6S
I have one and it makes removal and installation a breeze.
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