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Old 09-23-2015, 10:37 AM   #211
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I've read all the posts on this subject. Where is the fraught?
Hi: gbaglo... Just down stream from the "Traught". Alf
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:17 PM   #212
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Hi: gbaglo... Just down stream from the "Traught". Alf
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I can tell this is getting out of hand.

Adjective: fraught1.
  1. (of a situation or course of action) filled with or destined to result in (something undesirable).
    "marketing any new product is fraught with danger"

    full of, filled with, rife with; attended by, accompanied by
    "their world is fraught with danger"









  2. causing or affected by great anxiety or stress.
    "there was a fraught silence"
    synonyms:anxious, worried, stressed, upset, distraught, overwrought, worked up, antsy, agitated, distressed, distracted, desperate, frantic, panic-stricken, panic-struck, panicky.



Traught - The opposite of distraught

Keep in mind I'm just trying to help...

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Old 09-23-2015, 12:43 PM   #213
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Hi: frank_a... Here I thought it was some kind of fish!!! Alf
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:36 PM   #214
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One more thought on the topic of 4 vs 5 aluminum wheels. Initially I was only going to get 4 since the spare is covered (and I most likely won't rotate them, even though I probably should ). The reason I decided to go with 5 is if one of the rims was damaged and I had to be replaced, it could be hard to find a matching wheel, especially if it happens a few years down the road. For only $95CAN it's pretty cheap insurance.
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:45 PM   #215
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One more thought on the topic of 4 vs 5 aluminum wheels. Initially I was only going to get 4 since the spare is covered (and I most likely won't rotate them, even though I probably should ). The reason I decided to go with 5 is if one of the rims was damaged and I had to be replaced, it could be hard to find a matching wheel, especially if it happens a few years down the road. For only $95CAN it's pretty cheap insurance.
I'm sold. You folks sure are a great bunch (Donna was right!). Thanks!

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Old 09-23-2015, 06:10 PM   #216
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Ralph & Paulette I am live in St Louis and I too sold my casita and I am going to buy a 19 ft Escape. I know this off topic but if you would be willing to show your escape when it arrives I sure would appreciate it I would like to get your thoughts on the buying processes etc
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:21 PM   #217
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One more thought on the topic of 4 vs 5 aluminum wheels. Initially I was only going to get 4 since the spare is covered (and I most likely won't rotate them, even though I probably should ). The reason I decided to go with 5 is if one of the rims was damaged and I had to be replaced, it could be hard to find a matching wheel, especially if it happens a few years down the road. For only $95CAN it's pretty cheap insurance.
I ordered the sixth rim so there would be 2 spares for the planned trip to Alaska. I guess these would be a good candidate for a tire rotation, but need to figure out a pattern. Maybe start with the 2 fronts. Loren
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:55 PM   #218
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Ralph & Paulette I am live in St Louis and I too sold my casita and I am going to buy a 19 ft Escape. I know this off topic but if you would be willing to show your escape when it arrives I sure would appreciate it I would like to get your thoughts on the buying processes etc
Sure, would be happy to, although it'll be awhile. We don't pick up until April. Send me a PM and I'll make a note to contact you when we get back with it.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:39 PM   #219
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I've never heard of a hub cap which keeps wheel nuts tight, and it doesn't make sense mechanically. The re-torquing requirement is due to the use of lug-centric wheels (instead of hub-centric, like almost all vehicles now other than small trailers), and perhaps the aluminum wheel material (although this isn't a problem with aluminum wheels on cars, which are now far more common than steel).

What makes you think the caps with the standard wheels keep the nuts tight?
The Man said so when we were there. It helps keep the lug nuts from moving because it locks onto them.
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:57 PM   #220
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It helps keep the lug nuts from moving because it locks onto them.
A hub cap which covers the nuts and clips onto them does so just because the nuts are in a known location, so the cap will work with a range of wheels that might not have a good place to clip on. Here's a sample web page showing this general style of hub covers - it shows the barbed plastic tabs which grip the nut to hold the cover on... with no mention of keeping the nut from turning.

I don't see a discussion trying to explain what would be required to lock the nuts from rotation as going in a good direction... so I suggest just looking at the back side of the cap some time and trying to imagine how that can apply any where near as much torque to each nut as the wrench does when you tighten them. Nope - won't work.

If a nut does come loose the cap would likely keep it from spinning off entirely, so you don't lose it, but even one turn of loosening is way too much to allow. Maybe just keeping loose nuts from being lost is all that was intended by the original remark.
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