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Old 05-02-2016, 03:59 PM   #11
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Guess you should be happy you figured this out now.. And not on the side of a highway in the rain at 2am!

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For me and I would guess the OP figuring it out on the side of the road would still be on the service guy. No way am I attempting to change my own tire. As for 2 am that tire would wait till morning. That's the nice thing about having your bed with you. Heck I don't know anyone that carries a spare for the Moho.
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:33 PM   #12
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Yeah you got that right! With the limited stuff they would come with / bring for the road service it would not be fun.
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:58 PM   #13
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We showed the tire guys which nuts to loosen and gave them the tool supplied by FR. It stripped/bent the tool to round instead of hexagonal, and with all the tools the tire store has at their disposal, they could not remove the other nut.
The FR supplied tool IS A JOKE, the person in charge of accepting this tool needs to have a new work assignment. EVERY work morning he needs to use this tool till he gets 1 bolt off, then move on to making more BAD/uninformed decisions.

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The tire guy got a socket and hammered it onto the nut, and had to use impact wrench to get the nuts off. None of the nuts were rusted on, they all looked nice and clean. Whoever put the wheels on the chassis had to use torque or impact wrench to get them on that tight. The tire guy managed to get the wheel cover off without any damage to it. So thank you all for your input. By the way, the tire guy did not reapply them with torque wrench. Happy trails all! Next stop, Lake Texoma and crappie fishing!
Not torqueing these bolts is a VERY bad idea, we lost 2 on our first trip.
Nobody stocked them in 2013, dealer had lots of spares.

They only weight about a pound each and I would REALLY hate to meet anyone who got hit by one, OUCH !
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22.5" rim lugs require 400-450 ft lbs of torque.
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But should the "fake" lug nuts be that tight as well?

EDIT: I would think the cheap tool, so it had been described, would have NO chance with 400ft lbs!
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But should the "fake" lug nuts be that tight as well?

EDIT: I would think the cheap tool, so it had been described, would have NO chance with 400ft lbs!
No all they need to be is snug being a few ft lbs only. LOL
The cheap tool is only to take off the two hubcap lug covers.
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No all they need to be is snug being a few ft lbs only. LOL
The cheap tool is only to take off the two hubcap lug covers.

That's correct Iggy but in my case I am sure that FL Gaffney used a impact driver to put my covers back on. A little rust and they were scrap before we could get them off.
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Maybe the guy who puts on the 22.5" wheels is a brute. On my 335, I have removed the covers numerous times...both before and after Ford replaced the calipers due to a recall. The light tool is supplied by the rim vendor and not FR. It should only be used to put the two or 3 decorative nuts on and only hand tight at that. The tire guy seems not to know that those aren't real lugs. How many RVs has he worked on?
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That's correct Iggy but in my case I am sure that FL Gaffney used a impact driver to put my covers back on. A little rust and they were scrap before we could get them off.
Oh the joys of motor homing. Love it!
It's those little things that just can add to the joy, right?

At least, for us, that is far out weighed by the enjoyment.

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It's those little things that just can add to the joy, right?

At least, for us, that is far out weighed by the enjoyment.

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