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Old 09-26-2007, 07:19 AM   #1
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I have a 13' Scamp with 13" stock rims . Will any 13" hub caps fit these rims?
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:08 AM   #2
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After several failed attempts to keep hub caps on my Compact Jr., I bought 13" wheel covers and have been very happy with them.

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http://www.hubcapmike.com/smoothie_hubcaps.html

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Your caps look GREAT. But will any 13" hub caps fit a stock 13" Scamp rim?
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:47 AM   #4
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The term "any" is the gotcha. In fact, not all wheels are hub-cap ready. And it depends on the hub cap.. some require the nubs to be on the outside, some on the inside.

So, I'd say "No" to "Any."

Here's a quote from this eBayer (no these won't fit 13")
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AGAIN NOTE THAT THIS IS AN OUTSIDE SNAP STYLE BABY MOON WHERE THE NUBS ARE LOCATED ON THE OUTSIDE CENTER OF THE WHEEL. I ALSO HAVE OTHER SIZES AVAILABLE AS WELL AS INSIDE SNAP BABY MOONS.
BABY MOON MOONS 4 HUB CAPS CHROME METAL NEW 10 1/8 " D

Maybe this website will help you measure and determine what you need:
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Kevin- --on my 83 Scamp w/original wheels (I think) the "little nubbies" are on the inside of the wheel center. I use baby moons like the ones on my "smoothie" chrome wheels sold by Les Scwab, a chain store tire place. see attached photos of cars.
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They are not overly expensive and last for several years with basic upkeep, cleaning, waxing, etc. Hope this helps... Larry
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I have the 3 small nubs on the inside of the wheel. I took off rusted baby moons that snaped inside on these nubs. I was thinking of using a 13" hub cap that fits on the outer wheel . (see yellow arrows) Has anyone had any luck using a full 13" hubcap

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Kevin, you can no longer link images from another website:
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Can you please upload the picture to FiberglassRV, so we know what you're talking about...
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Your wheel and mine look identical. My biggest worry about wheel covers was that the axle, hub assembly, and dust cover stick out 2 3/4" from the surface of the wheel. I didn't know if a wheel cover would have clearance. This was not a problem and the Smoothies from hubcapmike fit great.
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Your wheel and mine look identical. My biggest worry about wheel covers was that the axle, hub assembly, and dust cover stick out 2 3/4" from the surface of thw wheel. I didn't know if a wheel cover would have clearance. This was not a problem and the Smoothies from hubcapmike fit great.
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larry,can we see a picture of your scamp wheels? i took one of my wheels to a hubcap place and their caps were to small for mine. also, scamp sells hubcaps but there isnt a picture of what your buying.
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Hi: Check over at Vintage Trailer Supply for both Baby Moons and Smoothies to fit 13" wheels. Regards Alf S.
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larry,can we see a picture of your scamp wheels? i took one of my wheels to a hubcap place and their caps were to small for mine. also, scamp sells hubcaps but there isnt a picture of what your buying.
Sure can, but it will prob be late tommorrow or Fri as I am going to Spokane in the morning.. And.. my wheels are in my shop 3 miles away.. Also will measure some of my extra smoothie caps to make sure they are the same. Larry
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larry,can we see a picture of your scamp wheels? i took one of my wheels to a hubcap place and their caps were to small for mine. also, scamp sells hubcaps but there isnt a picture of what your buying.
Brad- --here ya go. My wheels have 3 nubbies on the inside. The smoothies from cars fit. here are some pictures I took.

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Brad- --here ya go. My wheels have 3 nubbies on the inside. The smoothies from cars fit. here are some pictures I took.

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hope this helps. Larry
thanks larry,that helps alot
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