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I just bought a new to me Class A and am having trouble keeping the two nuts tight that hold on the stainless steel wheel cover on my left rear dual. Any suggestions on how to keep them tight and why they won't stay tight? The first time I thought the place that put the new tires on did not tighten them sufficiently. Second time it was after a different garage did a brake check and balanced my tires. Only thing in common is the wheel position.

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10 minutes ago, Bert2 said:

I just bought a new to me Class A and am having trouble keeping the two nuts tight that hold on the stainless steel wheel cover on my left rear dual. Any suggestions on how to keep them tight and why they won't stay tight? 

My guess would be that those two nuts are stripped. I had that happen with a tire change when they used a power wrench without aligning the nut first.

Linda

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4 hours ago, Bert2 said:

am having trouble keeping the two nuts tight that hold on the stainless steel wheel cover on my left rear dual.

I had those on our last motorhome and didn't have a problem with that as long as I used the T wrench for them to get the two tight. It should be pretty easy to see if the threads of the studs are stripped, when seems unlikely to me. Maybe a little bit more involved to see if the nuts themselves could be stripped. If all looks to be good, I'd start testing by trading one of those simulator nuts with the front wheel on that side and the second one with the right side rear. I would also mark the ones that you move with some tape to be sure that you can identify which nuts they are. As you travel you can then observe if the nuts are the problem, or something about the lugs they are on. 

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Update: The second garage had a senior mechanic pull the left rear wheels off and do an inspection. He found a cracked brake rotor. This could have serious implications if it broke so I am proceeding with doing a brake job next week. The mechanic's thought is there may have been some vibration from the cracked rotor. I will keep you posted if it solves my problem in the future.

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