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postmandug

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Posted: 06/06/18 01:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just decided to check the lug nuts on our TT we purchased last fall. Got the trusty 4-way lug wrench out of my truck and realized the walls on it are too thick to fit on the nut with enough clearance on the rim. Good thing I checked now instead of after a flat! Added a 3/4 socket and long breaker bar to my tool box I keep in the TT. Go check yours now to make sure you have the right size lug wrench or socket in your TV or TT.


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Posted: 06/06/18 01:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You shourld actually be using a torque wrench to check and tighten the lug nuts.


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Posted: 06/06/18 01:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No problem with mine. I'm good. I have a T wrench. Never used it!


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Good catch. My 4 way does fit mine. And I do carry a torque wrench just in case I have to change a tire.

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Posted: 06/06/18 03:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Now check the spare tire to see if the nuts are a different size.





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Posted: 06/06/18 03:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lynnmor wrote:

Now check the spare tire to see if the nuts are a different size.
And length as in the case of the bolts for the Alcoa wheels on our Sprinter chassis.

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Posted: 06/06/18 03:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

donn0128 wrote:

You shourld actually be using a torque wrench to check and tighten the lug nuts.

X2!

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I had lug bolts (not nuts) come loose one time. The trailer "Broke loose" steering wise and slid off the road one side into the ditch (no damage) this alearted me to teh flopping tire so I tightened on the spot.. Wife was hollering about how fast I was driving (Safe speed)

Pulled in for gas and they told me of one who did not get a clue till it was too late.. Mell of a Hess as they say.

This was the PUP days.. What finally killed the PUP was old age. Canvas replacement would have cost more than the trailer was worth.


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jfkmk wrote:

donn0128 wrote:

You shourld actually be using a torque wrench to check and tighten the lug nuts.

X2!

X3!


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Posted: 06/06/18 05:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use a breaker bar and socket, with a cheater pipe.

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