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Old 07-18-2016, 02:22 PM   #1
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Trailer tire. . .lug nut wrench

It has probably been said 1,000 times before but I'll say it again.

Make sure you have a lug nut wrench and/or socket and breaker bar THAT IS THE CORRECT SIZE FOR YOUR LUG NUTS!!

My FIL had a blowout Saturday. No damage or injury. Went to take off the destroyed tire only to find he didn't have the right size lug wrench and his socket set didn't have anything that large.

Cost him over $150 to have a roadside repair company come out to do something he could have easily done if he had the right equipment.

I double checked mine when I got home. Just a friendly reminder to do the same if you haven't in a while, if you've upgraded campers, if you've cleaned out the tool collection in your RV, etc.

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Old 07-18-2016, 02:34 PM   #2
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Not that easy.

I have been trying to make sure I had the right size socket for my 2004 roo21ss. The lug nuts have a white rubber coating on them. So trying different sizes I came to the conclusion that it is a 1 inch size. but the socket still feels a little loose. Tried a 24mm and it was too tight. Got one more stop to see what I can come up with.
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I have been trying to make sure I had the right size socket for my 2004 roo21ss. The lug nuts have a white rubber coating on them. So trying different sizes I came to the conclusion that it is a 1 inch size. but the socket still feels a little loose. Tried a 24mm and it was too tight. Got one more stop to see what I can come up with.

Uhhhh, is there a way you can post a pic here? That just doesn't sound right to me.
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I guess I need to go outside right now and check. I haven't kept a camper long enough to have to pull a wheel (I know...I ought to be checking lug nuts every once in a while). I've got a four way lug wrench I take with me, but I haven't actually checked to see if it will fit.
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:12 PM   #5
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Uhhhh, is there a way you can post a pic here? That just doesn't sound right to me.
I will post a pic as soon as it stops raining.
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The lug nuts have a white rubber coating on them.
You sure that's a coating and not a cap? I had some on a set of ugly stock wheels on a car years ago that had black ones on top of the plain metal lug nuts. They looked like lug nuts.
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Lug nuts and tightness

On the last trip I was on, another TT was parked not far from ours. The owner on the day they were packing up to leave got out and hit all the lugs on his trailer with a impact wrench. I went over and asked him about the process. He was a mechanic in real life and said he always checks them on every trip. Said the Aluminum wheels were really bad for getting loose. So that is what got me looking at the wheels and the lug nuts.
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mine is 3/4 inch.. Just bought a star wrench at tractor supply for $12.
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Probably not necessary for EVERY trip. They'll tell you to check aluminum wheels after a few hundred miles of bolting them on and then sometimes you'll hear to do it again a few hundred miles later. I've never had a set on a car that I swear a gorilla hadn't tightened up while I wasn't looking after a few thousand miles.
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Lugs with coating or caps?

Not sure if they are caps or not. Have not tried to pop them off. Here is what they look like. You can see where I slid the socket up on the bolts. If they are caps that would make explain everything.
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