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TZScales

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Posted: 08/11/10 09:08am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What type of motorhome do you have? Is it gas or diesel? I seldom check the torque on my coach. As part of each day's pre-trip inspection, I check each wheel's lug nuts to ensure they are not loose. I do not have a torque wrench for my motorhome, but for my particular coach they are pretty expensive.


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Posted: 08/11/10 09:39am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't for the following reasons:
1. I would have to first remove the wheel liners.
2. I'd have to buy a new torque wrench that will read 300+ ft lbs or whatever is the spec. It would have to be 3' long so that I could apply the torque.
3. The torque wrench would have to be braced with something at least on the rear dualys due to the depth of the lug nuts.
4. Reinstall the liner.
5. Never seen any indication of loose nuts. Err... lug nuts.
6. Never seen any trucker checking lug nuts.

Two front tires replaced and one of them moved to the rear. Other dually has not been torqued in 45K miles.


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Posted: 08/11/10 06:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is what you really need to get that torque correct.

To the OP, I check the torque on my lugnuts before every trip. I also have been known to check them at a rest stop if I have had wheel work done recently.
(By the way, my torque wrench is somewhat smaller than the one pictured.)
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Posted: 08/11/10 12:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just checked the lug nuts on my trailer with aluminum wheels. Found 4 loose lug nuts on one tire. I always check before each trip and this had been done three times since last time wheels had been removed. Trailer tires see some serious side stress when you make a tight turn. This is a major reason they are more prone to coming loose vs. the wheels on your truck.

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Posted: 08/11/10 09:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I torque the wheels, but never the tires.

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