RV Wheel Simulators

RV Wheel Covers Vs Wheel Simulators

Hubcaps, wheel simulators, and wheel covers for RVs and other vehicles are similar in appearance and where they are installed.

However, there are a number of differences between RV hubcaps, wheel covers, and wheel simulators that are worth knowing. At Pacific Dualies, we want you to know exactly what you want and what we offer so that you can make informed buying decisions.

Two RV hubcaps

RV Hubcaps

  1. Strictly speaking, hubcaps on an RV or other vehicle are primarily decorative parts that cover the center part of the wheel.
  2. They may cover the lug nuts but leave the spokes visible.
  3. Originally designed to protect the spindle nut and wheel bearings from accumulating dirt, their function today is more decorative, hiding the lug nuts and spindle from sight.

Two RV wheel covers

RV Wheel Covers

  1. Similar in function and installation to hubcaps, wheel covers are used to cover the entirety of the wheel itself.
  2. With imitation spokes, wheel covers tend to look like wheels themselves.
  3. They are typically convex (bowing outward) for both front and rear wheels.
  4. These decorative parts can be snapped on or fastened with lug nuts for greater security.
  5. Wheel covers are often made from chrome.
  6. They are attractive decorative parts that may not be as resistant to corrosion as wheel simulators.

Two RV wheel simulators

RV Wheel Simulators

  1. Made from stainless steel
  2. Highly resistant to dirt, rust, and corrosion, making them a durable but attractive alternative to wheel covers and alloy wheels.
  3. Unlike wheel covers, wheel simulators mimic or simulate the shape of your wheels, which may vary depending on if you are installing them on a motorhome, a towed RV, or a truck.
  4. A simulator RV wheel cover is available in either a single or dual wheel configuration, depending on the vehicle you are installing them on. You can also find different types of RV wheel simulators with a variety of installation methods.
  5. One of the biggest advantages of RV wheel simulators is the cost. Compared to expensive stainless steel alloy wheels, RV wheel simulators provide a similar shiny look at a fraction of the cost.

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Choosing Between Wheel Simulators and Wheel Covers for RVs

When it comes down to choosing between wheel simulators and wheel covers for your RV, it all depends on what you are looking for in terms of look, durability, and cost.

RV wheel cover

RV Wheel Covers

Attractive and generally affordable, but they may not be as resistant to corrosion as wheel simulators.

RV wheel simulator

RV Wheel Simulators

Offer a more durable option with a more realistic wheel look at a much lower cost than a full set of wheels.

Pacific Dualies

Your Trusted RV Wheel Simulator Advisors

At Pacific Dualies, we have a wide variety of wheel simulators for RVs and other vehicles to help you find the perfect look for your vehicle. Our experienced staff can assist you in finding the right wheel simulator that fits both your vehicle and budget. With over 24 years of industry experience, our team is equipped to provide you with expert guidance so that you never have to deal with the frustration of buying the wrong part. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.

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