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It's easier to remove and install the spare tire cover if you stick something about 2-1/2 inches long in the spot where we used to put our gas cap (while filling up) when the gas fill tube was located under the car's license plate (years ago).





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Bill and Martha

2018 LEII Hull 313

2019 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax


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Why make removing the spare tire cover easier?  I enjoy the heck out of getting my hand slapped by that overgrown mouse trap.



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2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"

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I am still looking for a way to lock the spare tire by replacing the big nut on the outside…Anyone have any ideas or found a lock?


Not sure what that tread size is but I've used McGard outboard motor locks for similar applications. You might be able to use one as either a jam, or replacement for the hand nut.


There are a number of tread options:



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The spare tire all thread is 5/8"x11 thread. I have thought about drilling a hole through the all thread and using a small padlock. Might keep the opportunistic thieves at bay. But Bill brings up a good point, I rarely pass up an opportunity to have my hand slapped.?

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Mike and Krunch   Lutz, FL   LEII #193 “the dog house”



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