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 on: March 27, 2017, 09:02:19 pm 
Started by Two Hams in a Can - Last post by Two Hams in a Can
Unless someone didn't put the wheel covers all the way on, what you say is next to impossible.  On the inside of any rear wheel cover are 6 holes that cover the 6 lug nuts.   With the lug nuts in those holes... The cover cannot rotate.

We were in the shop office when the shop guy said the thing about "wheel covers rotating" and the rig was in the parking lot with the covers inside.  I wasn't sure about what was under the covers, but it sure looks like what you say is true.  I'll do some trying on tomorrow and see how things are put together. 

Our covers have several small metal spring tabs that are designed to secure  the cover to the wheel. I slightly bent the tabs in a direction to resist slippage.  In our case the right rear cover was slipping in a clockwise direction and counter clockwise on the left rear.  I suspect the covers were slipping during braking but I am not sure. After about a 1,000 miles I can't detect any cover movement relative to the wheel.  I can't really see how your covers are secured to the wheels so i am not sure if what I described has any relevance in your style covers.

In the third picture there are prongs sticking out of the holes in the cover's edge that should grip the rim. 

We bought our PC used and the previous owner had put new tires and metal valve extensions on it last September.  The extensions didn't reach far enough to use any TPMS sensors, so I asked this shop near us to replace them with longer extensions.  Imagine my surprise when I removed one while adjusting a sensor and found they had just added a second short metal extension to the one already on the tire!  Today we went back and all agreed they would redo the whole mess with one long extension on each tire that will reach outboard for easy access...at no additional cost to us.  we will address the rotating wheel cover at that time.  Thanks for you guys' input.   Cheers

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 on: March 27, 2017, 07:36:10 pm 
Started by catsaplenty - Last post by RheaNL
Catsaplenty, I feel you pain, but not with my PC.  I did not custom order but love the PC we purchased.  My empathy comes from a board and stone house we had built 18 months ago by a very reputable builder.  Everything was in writing include precise diagrams and drawings that we all signed off on.  So much DID NOT happen as designed, was poorly done or just plain WRONG.  We want what we want and thus the reason for going to a reputable quality custom company. (I got some of that same "I think it looks fine." reaction.) Much of what was wrong with my house could not be corrected and I have to live with it as is.  I have gotten past most of it and hope you can to as you find the joy of travel in your PC.  I just try to ignore the remaining "misfires and hang something over the patches.

Happy travels and hope we cross paths some time and can compare stories and laugh about the initial pain.

Nicki

 13 
 on: March 27, 2017, 07:24:41 pm 
Started by garmp - Last post by HenryJ
Well when you get up there  is a nice RV park about 3 miles away back from the plant that is left on the main road and then N at a light and left again... it is a good stop over for your own quality control overnight or two... and it should be done. How you think things should work and how they work may differ... then you can go down the road, left out of the park to Martins and have some great fried chicken to bring in.. saves your cook....And then get a map and in the other direction is the Amish area and it has a lot to offer even RV parking if you want to take it in. We were waiting so we were in car for our look see.
Or fried pies or cheese galore...

Martins Grocery is a nice place then to fill the refrig for your trip. I don't dare say that too loud of Jim will fill a bag with his socks and underwear and say when do we leave. He was a big fan of Martins fried chicken.

Good luck on your adventure.
We head out again Mid April to Cedar Key on Florida Gulf Coast, old old Florida town and seafood is king. Our tour guides are planning a big "seafood boil" they say and there should be 3 PC's there to help them out.

Regards and Happy travels
Patricia and Jim
P S  My first car was a Henry J 

 14 
 on: March 27, 2017, 07:23:13 pm 
Started by rollingbnb - Last post by RheaNL
Under the table. Hard to explain without photos, but...
there is a small ledge by the wall extending between benches that is carpeted (the width of a 12 pack of Coke--maybe 6"-- which we stand on end). I have a small crate in front of that where we store other extra beverages/water and it holds the Coke in place, leaving room for us when we are seated at the dinette. Next to the Coke on the ledge I wedge the extra cushion. Unless we are on a long trip, we usually have extra space in the cabinets over the table and it and beverages go in there.

Very exciting to almost be at the finish line.  Hope you love yours as much as we love ours.

Nicki

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 on: March 27, 2017, 05:50:41 pm 
Started by Two Hams in a Can - Last post by fandj
I had a similar problem on the rear wheels of our 2016 E450.  I reinstalled the covers a couple of times to reposition the valve protruding through the cover but soon shifted back to where the covers had rotated back against the valves.  The wheel covers on our PC appear to be made differently than the ones in your photo.  Our covers have several small metal spring tabs that are designed to secure  the cover to the wheel. I slightly bent the tabs in a direction to resist slippage.  In our case the right rear cover was slipping in a clockwise direction and counter clockwise on the left rear.  I suspect the covers were slipping during braking but I am not sure. After about a 1,000 miles I can't detect any cover movement relative to the wheel.

I can't really see how your covers are secured to the wheels so i am not sure if what I described has any relevance in your style covers.

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 on: March 27, 2017, 05:27:42 pm 
Started by Two Hams in a Can - Last post by donc13
Unless someone didn't put the wheel covers all the way on, what you say is next to impossible.  On the inside of any rear wheel cover are 6 holes that cover the 6 lug nuts.   With the lug nuts in those holes... The cover cannot rotate.

But I have seen loose extensions put on valves that will rotate the way your picture shows...to one end of the slot.  That is due to poor installation of the extenders.

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 on: March 27, 2017, 05:16:47 pm 
Started by Two Hams in a Can - Last post by Two Hams in a Can
The extended valve stems with TPMS sensors attached have been jammed inside the openings in the rear wheel covers due to the covers rotating from the position where the valve stems were formerly protruding through the openings.  We thought the shop that put the extensions on didn't put the covers on properly, but we discovered that they were slipping with the wheel rotation.  Has anyone else experienced this?  I'll try to post pics below.  Help

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 on: March 27, 2017, 05:10:52 pm 
Started by garmp - Last post by garmp
Da day has come!!! Leaving in a couple of days to pick'er up. Took a bit longer than originally planned, but I think it really worked out for the best. The PC people looked it over, avoided a potential problem, the weather should be better and we're more anxious than ever. And man, we need to get away!!! Heart Shower

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 on: March 27, 2017, 05:01:07 pm 
Started by rollingbnb - Last post by garmp
RheaNL, picking up our 2100 in a couple of days.Where do you store the extra cushion for the dinette to bed conversion?

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 on: March 27, 2017, 10:32:45 am 
Started by catsaplenty - Last post by 2 Frazzled
Catsaplenty, I am sorry it did not come out as well as we all hoped and reassured you that it would. Phoenix has gone to great ends to satisfy many of us and I'm sorry that they did not carry through on their promises to you. I don't know what else you could have done short of refusing delivery of the rig as it was not as you ordered. I know that in itself would have added to your stress. I hope that your future joy with your PC will help dull the pain of the process of getting it. I hope you have many happy traveling adventures and that we get to meet sometime down the road.

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