spare wheel cover

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 09:00
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My Prado has (had) a nice shiny plastic type spare wheel cover which I subsequently needed to take off to use the spare. Three quarters of an hour later,complete with torn finger nails, blisters and sunburn I managed to get the damn thing off with the assistance of a mate, as it seemed welded to the tyre . The tyre size was factory recommendation and yes, I did remember to unlock the catch. Is there a trick to this or is it just a case of leave it in the shed until its time to pretty the truck up to sell?

Fester
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Reply By: Member - Leith H (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 09:49

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 09:49
Fester
I have the same cover and I never had a problem removing it. Just undo the lock and pull from the bottom of the cover.
Although mine is now sitting in the shed because I have changed tyre sizes.

Leith
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Reply By: Gerhardp1 - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 12:16

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 12:16
I have one of those things on the Monterey, and it occurred to me that it would not stay attached to a flat or shredded tyre if the spare was needed miles from anywhere.

So the damn thing is in the shed taking up much mre space than it deserves to.
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Reply By: Member - laura B (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 20:33

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 20:33
i would never use a cover...my dads $500 tyre went moldy due to having one on!!!
LAura B
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