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jeffba
02-25-2018, 01:09 PM
Silly Question

How does one remove the hubcap? I notice is spins a bit. I have not figured out how to pull it off. I do okay with child protective caps.

jeffba
02-25-2018, 01:10 PM
well that was not the picture I said to post

jeffba
02-25-2018, 01:12 PM
This should be the right picture

rmthelen
02-25-2018, 01:13 PM
It has a flange on the backside that holds it in place. To remove, you need to remove the wheel.

jeffba
02-25-2018, 01:16 PM
LOL that is backwards. Usually you remove the hubcap and then the wheel.

rmthelen
02-25-2018, 01:23 PM
I agree, this is an unusual application. After you remove the wheel, you push the cap through from the front. Once you forget to put the cap in the wheel a few times before you reinstall the wheel, you remember the sequence much easier.....

Texan
02-25-2018, 02:32 PM
I agree, this is an unusual application. After you remove the wheel, you push the cap through from the front. Once you forget to put the cap in the wheel a few times before you reinstall the wheel, you remember the sequence much easier.....

Been there-Done that

dieselguy
02-25-2018, 04:29 PM
These are not hubcaps ... they are center caps ... most all aluminum wheels with the chrome center caps are equipped this way. The center cap goes on before you mount the wheel to the brake hub like has been explained. My boat wheels are the same configuration.

1retired06
02-25-2018, 07:58 PM
These are not hubcaps ... they are center caps ... most all aluminum wheels with the chrome center caps are equipped this way. The center cap goes on before you mount the wheel to the brake hub like has been explained. My boat wheels are the same configuration.

Exactly, and same on our boat trailer as well. Welcome

jeffba
02-26-2018, 12:29 AM
APDIO thanks

Ram Montana High Country
02-26-2018, 07:39 AM
Ok - since we’re discussing caps - the cap has a removable plug and I noticed the wheel bearing has a removable plug - does that mean I have wet bearings on my ‘17 305RL? Only had the rig 7 months and it been to the dealer more that camp grounds ... some of them my fault so the dealer said.

And what is APDIO?

jcurtis934
02-26-2018, 08:59 AM
Yes, ram high country, you have easy lube hubs.

WeBeFulltime
02-26-2018, 09:27 AM
Yes, ram high country, you have easy lube hubs.

But you do not have wet bearings. They are not same as easy lube.

Ram Montana High Country
02-26-2018, 11:51 AM
Appreciate the input

masterdrago
03-22-2018, 11:41 PM
But you do not have wet bearings. They are not same as easy lube. Sure wish mine came with wet bearings. Works fantastic on our boat trailer. Thanks to the OP for asking that question. I too, was wondering how the h*** that danged cap came off. I guess I'll have to take the tire off to simply find out what kind of bearings I have??