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Old 07-19-2016, 01:46 PM   #21
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I take the hair dryer and heat the plastic cap a little, doesn't take much, and they come off easy.

Have a good one
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:49 PM   #22
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So I bought a driver/wrench. It is a 20 volt battery and has 700 ft-lbs tightening and 1200 ft-lbs breaking. I tried various deep well sockets (1/2 in drive) and packed the driver and the sockets that fit the trailer and TV. DeWalt makes a good unit. I also carry a tork wrench.
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:37 PM   #23
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Those are plastic caps. Had the same thing on my Salem. Just pry off. Bearing cap in the center comes of with the wheel.
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:30 PM   #24
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Fooled me too

Yeah, I couldn't believe they would do that, so it fooled me for a while too. You were smart enough to ask. Kudos for that.

Plastic over metal holds in the moisture and guarantees rust. Even here in the southwest. Dumb idea. I took mine off right away.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:35 PM   #25
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I use a DeWalt impact with a torque stick on all my lug nuts. Works perfect.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:12 PM   #26
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I concur with the torque wrench comments on aluminum wheels. Once reinstalled after 50miles and then every 500 is my system.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:27 PM   #27
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I have aluminum wheels and use a speed wrench (some call it a star) on 3/4 size lug nuts easy off easy on. When I put the lug nuts back on with the speed wrench (they call for 100 lbs torque) I over torqued all of them according to my torque wrench. guess I don't know my own strength lol
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:47 PM   #28
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I keep a 24v cordless impact, breaker bar, and the correct deep sockets for the tv and RV. I also keep a Trailer Aid in the RV. Can change a RV tire like a nascar team! Lol.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:11 PM   #29
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I have a 1/2 Breaker Bar and 1/2 Torque wrench purchased from Harbor Freight. Low cost and they work great. I must admit that after we just bought our new 2017 Surveyor 251rks I didn't check the lugs before we left home. Good thing nothing happened because I didn't have the right size socket. If you buy a socket try to make it a 6 point and not a star. My lugs are 3/4 inch. I have an extension for socket that I also use for taking out the anode rod for the hot water heater.
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Old 07-20-2016, 12:07 AM   #30
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We always carry a torque wrench and proper socket, and check lug nuts before pulling out on the road. we always find at least two nuts a little loose.
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