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2017 Chevy Colorado
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I think @MapNerd recently had this happen and I noticed several loose after my service at Gaffney in May. I just pushed them on hoping they'd stay. Well, one is missing, $90 spent, new one on the way.

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2014 Honda CR-V
Oh, that is ugly! I can see why you won't be able to drive the Ventessex another foot until that naked hub is fully clothed again. Miss Elli must be mortified! :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

I hated those hub covers on our Ventana LE; they were always loose. I considered taking them all off, but a good bead of silicone caulk helped lock them in place.

TJ
 
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Yep. Learned that lesson. Took the advice of others and put a bead of silicone on the steer and tag hub caps. Ordered replacements here Hubcaps & Wheel Covers
 
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I lost three before I smartened up and started using silicone to hold it. DON’T buy them from Newmar.
 
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Price was 89 from Newmar which includes shipping. Link above was same pricing. Will silicone when new one comes and before next departure.
 
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I also have to silicon the grommets in the wheels for the tire valve extensions. They never stay in place otherwise.
 
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I also have to silicon the grommets in the wheels for the tire valve extensions. They never stay in place otherwise.
You do have a solution in hand for that problem. Just saying. :ROFLMAO:

TJ
 

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Interesting how this thing even stays on. Just got it today, haven't installed it yet.

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2017 Chevy Colorado
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I'm guessing after a few remove and reinstalls those tabs get bent in the wrong direction. Probably needs remove and inspect after a service.
 
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Be aware if you hit it too hard trying to seat it flush to the rim you can ding them. Been there done it.
 
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I'm guessing after a few remove and reinstalls those tabs get bent in the wrong direction. Probably needs remove and inspect after a service.
Actually, I think the flange the grippers are attached to get bent inward, lessening the tab pressure holding the cap in place. I suspect that they only go on and off a couple of times before that starts to happen.

TJ
 
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I lost a front cover about a year ago. Newmar wanted $110, local Freightliner shop was $25.
 
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Not much holding those things on, eh?
 
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