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Old 08-04-2017, 01:36 PM   #1
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Rigid Spare Tire Cover

I've been thinking that I'd like to have a rigid spare tire cover like the ones on some SUV's. I went to the auto wrecker near ETI hoping to see and measure one. They had at least 10 RAV's and Honda's that might have been suitable but not a single one still had the spare tire cover. A lot of them had taken a big hit on the rear so I guess it was the first item that got crumpled.

Does anyone have one on the current 15" size wheels? If so, what type of vehicle did it come from?

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Old 08-04-2017, 01:47 PM   #2
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Maybe you'd like a shiny trim ring? https://www.rvandvansurplus.com/tire...ehicletype=Van
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:14 PM   #3
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Kind of looks like something a hot-rodder would put on their trailer.

I'll hold out hope for an auto wrecker solution. If they'd had them they would have cost a little less than those, $25 Cdn.

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They don't give the RAV 4 tire covers away, even used, on ebay anyway.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odk...cover&_sacat=0

I can see why they were all missing.
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Kind of looks like something a hot-rodder would put on their trailer.

I'll hold out hope for an auto wrecker solution. If they'd had them they would have cost a little less than those, $25 Cdn.

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Molded Plastic Spare Tire Covers For RVs And Trailers By Surplus Online

I have one from them I have not done the brackets up yet. If you like PM me I will take a picture of it but I think you get the idea . Another RV maker uses the correct size I think Keystone so a dealer may be able to help you find what YOU want. :}

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Old 08-05-2017, 11:35 AM   #6
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Thanks, great info with the dimensions. Looks like the larger size would be perfect. It's definitely an option. I'm running down Portland way for a couple of days to see the 100% eclipse and I'll hit up a couple of US auto wreckers and see if any suitable ones are available.

I wonder what "hair cell" means.

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Old 08-05-2017, 01:51 PM   #7
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Thanks, great info with the dimensions. Looks like the larger size would be perfect. It's definitely an option. I'm running down Portland way for a couple of days to see the 100% eclipse and I'll hit up a couple of US auto wreckers and see if any suitable ones are available.

I wonder what "hair cell" means.

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Hair cell refers to the surface texture of the plastic; has a uniform wrinkly appearance instead of being smooth. If it were perfectly smooth it would show scratches very easily. I use it occasionally with my products.
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Old 08-05-2017, 02:05 PM   #8
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Thanks, same principle that I used on the interior of canoes with a spider web contrasting color gelcoat. Disguised the fact that the f.g. on the interior had some bumps etc.

Rats, about the hair cell texture. I was thinking that if I got one it'd be a good place to put one of those maps where you add states and provinces to show where you've been. Might be OK but I'd want to see one first.

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