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Old 11-27-2010, 04:55 PM   #29
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Did you add that decoration or some kind of wheel covers to the original wheel rims? I have not seen Uhaul wheels that look like that (I like them!).

Some people have used old car wheel rims with a spacer. Do you have wheel rims that are these varieties? If so, perhaps that is why you can't find moons.

If those are some kind of dressed-up original UHaul rims, you can get baby moons to fit. Our Burro baby moons fit our original Uhaul rims (The new rims that we bought do not fit either the Burro baby moons or the original Uhaul rims that we have.)

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Old 11-27-2010, 05:04 PM   #30
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this is what is on my uhaul, trim rings and old lincoln center caps . i want moons but can't find any that fit right.

they are the original uhaul rims. I did buy some moons 71/2 inch ones but they did not fit. do you know where i can get some moons that will fit?. I can't pay $150.00 like people are emailing me about with original uhaul caps. the center caps i used are from an old lincoln town car. i had to screw them on. it looks better than i thought it would with those caps. I want moon caps but i will use this untill i find some to fit the rims. thanks





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Did you add that decoration or some kind of wheel covers to the original wheel rims? I have not seen Uhaul wheels that look like that (I like them!).

Some people have used old car wheel rims with a spacer. Do you have wheel rims that are these varieties? If so, perhaps that is why you can't find moons.

If those are some kind of dressed-up original UHaul rims, you can get baby moons to fit. Our Burro baby moons fit our original Uhaul rims (The new rims that we bought do not fit either the Burro baby moons or the original Uhaul rims that we have.)

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Old 11-27-2010, 11:44 PM   #31
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Scott I like your Lincoln caps. Very.. Continental!

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Old 11-28-2010, 03:13 PM   #32
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I do not know what size though. I did buy some for the Burro that fit from Walmart. The Burro hubcaps fit our Uhaul too, so if you look around, you can find something that fits. However, I like those hubcaps.

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Old 12-02-2010, 10:48 PM   #33
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Hi all,

I ended up buying Smoothies from Hub Cap Mike
(Smoothie Hubcaps, Baby Moon or Moon Hubcaps Wheel Covers Kustom Car Moons)

They come in a 13" size and covered up the bearing buddies. Tires and hupcaps are kinda dirty in the pic, but I'm happy with the results. The important thing to me was that they fit over the bearing buddies...I'd tried baby moons but they didn't fit. If you have bearing buddies, I'd definitely recommend these.

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Old 12-03-2010, 09:22 PM   #34
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Hi all,

I ended up buying Smoothies from Hub Cap Mike
(Smoothie Hubcaps, Baby Moon or Moon Hubcaps Wheel Covers Kustom Car Moons)

They come in a 13" size and covered up the bearing buddies. Tires and hupcaps are kinda dirty in the pic, but I'm happy with the results. The important thing to me was that they fit over the bearing buddies...I'd tried baby moons but they didn't fit. If you have bearing buddies, I'd definitely recommend these.

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Hey fellow Austinite!
I've got a 13' Scamp and bought baby moons, but they didn't really fit. My nubs were on the inside of the rim. I tried to notch out a portion on the hubcaps and that worked for a little while. But it doesn't completely secure the hupcap, so they would probably fly off if hit just right. I don't have bearing buddies. How do the smoothies snap on?
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:32 PM   #35
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How do the smoothies snap on?
It looks like they have finger springs all the way around.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:57 PM   #36
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I'm not clear on why people use Bearing Buddies on these trailers. As I understand it, the point of Bearing Buddies is to equalize the pressure in the hub that results from a hot hub being quenched in water - as in a boat trailer application. That's not an issue here.

I don't use BB's on boat trailers either as they only seem to blow out the inner seals.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:43 PM   #37
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I don't have them either but here's why they say to use them, kinda makes sense
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:53 AM   #38
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Hey fellow Austinite!
I've got a 13' Scamp and bought baby moons, but they didn't really fit. My nubs were on the inside of the rim. I tried to notch out a portion on the hubcaps and that worked for a little while. But it doesn't completely secure the hupcap, so they would probably fly off if hit just right. I don't have bearing buddies. How do the smoothies snap on?
Hi Jenny! Nice to see another Austinite on here, and I love what you'd done with your interior. The smoothies have metal spring tabs all the way around and are a very tight fit on the rim. I had to use a rubber mallet to put them on.
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Hi Jenny! Nice to see another Austinite on here, and I love what you'd done with your interior. The smoothies have metal spring tabs all the way around and are a very tight fit on the rim. I had to use a rubber mallet to put them on.
I used a rubber mallet as well, but dented the moons a bit . Looks like the smoothies are the way to go.
Are you all Northies or Southies? I'm a Southie.
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I would like to see a thread of pictures of how folks have dressed up their wheels. I'm tired of the ugly Axle / Bearing Buddy showing and leaking grease ocasionally. If this has already been done, forgive me. I did a lot of searching and couldn't find it.

Happy Spring....thank GOD!

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We don't have bearing buddies, but we got these plastic wheel covers from Canadian Tire for $18. They go well with our tow vehicle wheels.

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I used a rubber mallet as well, but dented the moons a bit . Looks like the smoothies are the way to go.
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