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Anyone know the brand of aluminum wheels used by Ollie in 2019?   I lost one of the small center caps (see photos).  Looking for a source for replacements.   I saw the tires listed in my owners manual but not any info on the wheel manufacturer.  Or is that little cap a custom part from Oliver?  

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2019 Oliver Legacy Elite II - Hull #461

Tow Vehicles:

Primary - 2019 Ford F-250

Backup - 2019 Nissan Armada 

 

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I have no idea of the brand, but Oliver installed the same ones a few years back, when our original covers looked terrible.

You could open a ticket.

I'm sure they're not very expensive. 

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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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I’ve lost a couple over the years.  Check with service, they will get one in the mail to you.  I don’t remember how much they are, but it was less than $10 with shipping.  Mike

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4 hours ago, topgun2 said:

You mean something like THESE ?

Bill

Yeah, those show as currently unavailable but I’m hoping to find a cheap generic cap on Amazon that I can buy in bulk quantity 🙂 so I don’t have to call Oliver every time I lose one.   And maybe I’ll go with the Mercedes Benz caps to confuse people. 🙂

Sparkle-um 9-Piece Set 75mm MB Emblem Badge Wheel Hub Caps Centre Cover +Tire Valve Stem Caps Cover with MB Keychain for MB. (Silver) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y2XXDK7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_HZS0T52GDJW8XFHP6SKN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

2019 Oliver Legacy Elite II - Hull #461

Tow Vehicles:

Primary - 2019 Ford F-250

Backup - 2019 Nissan Armada 

 

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I removed my wheel centers. Makes it easier to check hub temperatures, torque wheel nuts without a long extension or adjust a spindle nut without removing the tire/wheel assembly after bearing service. 
 

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Bill and Martha

2018 LEII Hull 313

2019 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax

 

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3 hours ago, Townesw said:

I removed my wheel centers. Makes it easier to check hub temperatures, torque wheel nuts without a long extension or adjust a spindle nut without removing the tire/wheel assembly after bearing service. 
 

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I like this idea.  I think I’ll do this the next time the wheels are off.   

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2019 Oliver Legacy Elite II - Hull #461

Tow Vehicles:

Primary - 2019 Ford F-250

Backup - 2019 Nissan Armada 

 

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Certainly there is nothing "wrong" with removing these hub covers/caps and there are many trailers going down the road with the hubs "bare".  And, as has been pointed out, the removal does make checking the hub temperature a bit easier particularly if you have a laser guided temperature sensor (better known as a thermometer). 

However, there have been two occasions where these covers have come in handy for me when the grease cap at the end of the hub came off.  When the first one came off I assumed that the shop where I had my bearings repacked simply didn't re-install the cap properly.  But when it came off again (after I installed it) plus another one came off, it became apparent that I had received a couple of caps that were not up to specification.  Upon getting four new caps I have never had another problem.  When these caps came off there is nothing keeping dirt and junk from getting into the grease/bearings.  Until I could replace those caps all I did was put some tape over the end of the cover to help keep things in there cleaner.  While I did lose the little cap at the end of the cover each time, I didn't lose the actual grease cap given that it was caught by the cover.

Bill

p.s.  Just another reason why a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is a good thing to have - it allows you to keep an eye on tire/wheel assemblies even while driving down the road.

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If the small center caps tend to fall out, glue them in from the back side with clear RTV adhesive sealant. That will also slow down a thief, though I have never heard of this being a problem. Unless perhaps the caps have a Corvette or Porsche logo on them. Mine were the old solid kind, thin chrome steel that would dent it you looked at it wrong. I removed them years ago. 

John Davies

Spokane WA

"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

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