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Old 06-14-2019, 09:33 PM   #1
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Anyone experiencing this happening to their winnebago wheels? I always just used soap and water to clean them. Really looks like crap and never had this happen to any of my other vehicle's wheels. Definetly not replacing them with the same wheels. I will see if I can make them look completely black now that the chrome finish is coming off.
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:00 AM   #2
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Anyone experiencing this happening to their winnebago wheels? I always just used soap and water to clean them. Really looks like crap and never had this happen to any of my other vehicle's wheels. Definetly not replacing them with the same wheels. I will see if I can make them look completely black now that the chrome finish is coming off.
What's the model and year of this RV??
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:14 PM   #3
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What's the model and year of this RV??
2015 Winnebago Era.
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You could have them sandblasted and then powdercoated black. A friend did that to a set of aluminum wheels that were losing their clearcoat and looking pretty ugly, and they came out great.
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You could have them sandblasted and then powdercoated black. A friend did that to a set of aluminum wheels that were losing their clearcoat and looking pretty ugly, and they came out great.
Sounds like an excellent idea, thanks.👍

It just sucks that these wheels wind up looking like this.
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The rear wheels on my 2015 Era started to do the same thing although it was not as bad as yours.
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The rear wheels on my 2015 Era started to do the same thing although it was not as bad as yours.

What's the general weather in your area? I can understand this happening near the ocean or Northeast rust belt?

Otherwise.... it's just poor finishing?

Who is the manufacturer of the wheels and rims?

Is this also occuring on the rear ??
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They look just like these: https://www.cwswheels.com/wheels/rv-wheels/

So my guess is Custom Wheel Solutions. That is who makes the wheels for the Winnebago Paseo, so it makes sense that they'd use the same manufacturer for both models.
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They look just like these: https://www.cwswheels.com/wheels/rv-wheels/

So my guess is Custom Wheel Solutions. That is who makes the wheels for the Winnebago Paseo, so it makes sense that they'd use the same manufacturer for both models.
See link below....mine are perfectly fine. And, my RS Adventurous is a 2012.

http://www.phoenixusa.com/GDF16
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What's the general weather in your area? I can understand this happening near the ocean or Northeast rust belt?

Otherwise.... it's just poor finishing?

Who is the manufacturer of the wheels and rims?

Is this also occuring on the rear ??
I am in the N.Y. but never had the RV on salted roads. IMO it is just a very poor finishing job.
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What's the general weather in your area? I can understand this happening near the ocean or Northeast rust belt?

Otherwise.... it's just poor finishing?

Who is the manufacturer of the wheels and rims?

Is this also occuring on the rear ??
Live in South Georgia which won't not affect the wheels.

Definetly poor finishing.

Custom Wheels Solutions is the manufacturer for these so called Bright PVD wheels, which only has a warranty of 1 year; now I know why.
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I noticed on a previous post you talked about replacing your shocks and sway bars. Where did you have yours done at? How much did it cost to get it done?

I called Steve at Supersteer and he gave me a few places as references to get it done at, one being in Atlanta however I'm traveling around this summer and might get it done elsewhere.

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Finally got around and got the wheels powdercoated; glad I had it done since the wheels were really looking bad.
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Anyone experiencing this happening to their winnebago wheels? I always just used soap and water to clean them. Really looks like crap and never had this happen to any of my other vehicle's wheels. Definetly not replacing them with the same wheels. I will see if I can make them look completely black now that the chrome finish is coming off.
That looks like an obvious clear coat failure on those Chinese made wheels used by Winnebago. Alcoa forged aluminum wheels are a better solution.
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Finally got around and got the wheels powdercoated; glad I had it done since the wheels were really looking bad.
That came out great! So far my Custom Wheel Solutions wheels are holding up fine (they're about a year old now), but if mine do that, I'll do the same thing.

My lug nuts have a hint of rust where the lug wrench hits the chrome finish, so I suspect they will be a bit rough looking in a few years. They are only available from CWS or Winnebago as far as I know, so I may order a set just to have spares for when they get bad.
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Might have been a bad batch in 2015! I just washed our 2015 ERA and notice the first flakes coming off just like yours. Maybe we can get some satisfaction if we all pool together and raise cane with Winnebago.
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Might have been a bad batch in 2015! I just washed our 2015 ERA and notice the first flakes coming off just like yours. Maybe we can get some satisfaction if we all pool together and raise cane with Winnebago.
Really doubt that Winnebago would even care about these wheels. Winnebago would just put it on Custom Wheels Solutions and their warranty is only for 1 year from date of purchase and you have to be the original purchaser on top of that.
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Anyone experiencing this happening to their winnebago wheels? I always just used soap and water to clean them. Really looks like crap and never had this happen to any of my other vehicle's wheels. Definetly not replacing them with the same wheels. I will see if I can make them look completely black now that the chrome finish is coming off.
Perhaps you should contact CWS. They appear to stand behind their product based on this testimonial from their web site.

https://www.cwswheels.com/customer-testimonials/
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