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Old 04-29-2015, 10:55 PM   #1
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Torque for lug nuts

Anyone know the torque for the rv lug nuts? We have a Cardinal fiver.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:58 PM   #2
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What size wheel?
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There are a couple variables but mine is 110-120 foot lbs.
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Should be @ 120 ft-lbs.
The owners manual on every new RV states that you should re-torque the wheel nuts or lug nuts after the first 100 miles or so. Then periodically recheck the torque to make sure nothing has changed. (As a best practice I do a torque-check before every trip - along with a tire inspection and pressure check.)


Here is a GREAT YouTube video demo'ing air pressure & Torque:


It IS a best practice to jack the wheels up, a good item to get is the Andersen Jack (also will help you out if you have to change a flat )

Amazon.com: Andersen Manufacturing 3620 Rapid Jack: Automotive
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Do you have any manuals from the axle and wheel manufacturer? Refer to them first.

The FR's TT owners manual says 85-95 ft-lbs as does the Al-Ko owners manual.
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I think I need to correct my previous post. After looking at the manuals more closely and searching for more info, it looks like 3rd step re-torquing to 85-95 ft-lbs that is in the FR and Al-ko manuals is when the wheel is still in the air, before putting it back on the ground. Once it's on the ground you need to increase the torque to 110-120 ft-lbs.

I had my TT at a trusted local trailer shop today to service the bearings and brakes, and they said they torque the lug nuts to 110 ft-lbs.
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Y'all are amazing...thanks so much for the help.
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Anyone know the torque for the rv lug nuts? We have a Cardinal fiver.
Depends on the stud size and has nothing to do with the wheels. If they are 1/2" studs, torque them to 110 lb/ft.

1/2" 90-120
9/16" 120-140
5/8" 140-160
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Thanks, OC. Now why couldn't I find that info on HiSpec's website?
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