Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-08-2016, 04:05 PM   #21
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 54
I hate to say this but the pictures of your good tires looked a like they were at different angles. This reminds me of my last trailer, it ended up that the frame was bent. The floor also was like yours. My trailer was totaled because they don't straighten frames, costs too much. Make sure u get an adjuster that knows RV's. I had full cost replacement on my insurance, that helped a lot. I'm no expert, so I hope yours isn't as bad. Good luck.
__________________

__________________
RitaB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2016, 04:40 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Tom48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Ontario, California
Posts: 894
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary Honis View Post
Hi Vibe and Seadog,

I did not check the tourque of the lug nuts, because it was a new trailer. I'll be sure to check the lug nuts in the future on every trip. I only haul telescope gear in my toy hauler and it is a few hundred pounds at most.

The oval hole in the rim is most likely caused by the stud as the wheel was coming off the trailer.

Gary
Ouch. That hurts to just look and think about it. Probably because of side loads on tires, trailers seem more vulnerable to wheel nuts coming loose.

SOOOOO they cover their rear. Even my Harbor Freight build it at home trailer and my now 11 year old TH, not to mention our 2017 FR TH,,,, all had stickers near every wheel that say DRIVER MUST CHECK LUG NUT TORQUE BEFORE MOVING TRAILER. Covers their rear for line technicians errors too.
__________________

__________________
Tom48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2016, 07:35 PM   #23
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 8
Quick question

You mentioned you had recent work done on the TT. Did in entail removal of the wheels? Sorry to here of your problem. My guess is the wheels were never adequately torqued. Have you checked the other side? Bet somebodies air compressor and/or impact tool wasn't working correctly. For a catastrophic failure you had a safe albeit frustrating ending. KEEP THE FAITH...
__________________
NatlChamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2016, 08:43 PM   #24
Member
 
mlwilliams808's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 92
My Lippert literature stated to check torque @ 10,20 & 50 miles anytime wheel was mounted, thought this might have been a little much but decided to go ahead and stop and check torque at 10 miles, it was a good thing I did. I couldn't believe how much they were below torque value, made a believer out of me, I check torque and tire pressure every other day on long trips, well worth the 5 minutes for the peace of mind.
__________________
2015 Blue Ridge 3025RL
2015 Ford F-250 4X4
Miles logged: 45,000
mlwilliams808 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2016, 09:03 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,123
It's also entirely possible that the nuts just weren't final torqued by whoever put the wheels on the last time. I hate to admit it, but last winter when I was rotating my tires, I neglected to final torgue the left front wheel (getting old, I guess). I had tightened them "wrench tight," but didn't do the final with the torque wrench. It lasted 2500 miles before the nuts loosened up enough to be noticeable.
__________________
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009) - outlasted 3 Dodge Grand Caravans!
2012 Roo19 - hybrid (2012-2015)

2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10
rockfordroo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2016, 09:54 PM   #26
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 14
When we got our salem 26tbud a year ago i checked the lug torque as soon as i got home even though there was a sticker on it from the dealer saying what they torqued the lugs to. It was only about 30 miles and i got at least one full turn out of every lug on it.
__________________
5OHcampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 08:20 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Posts: 164
While we're on the topic of axles. Did you pull your hubs off and grease
the bearings? I was taught by a former Boat/RV mechanic. He told me
that about half the new trailers "out there" leave the dealer with little or
no grease in the axle bearings. The reason is the dealer is "supposed" to do it but it's "a dirty job". Who get's the dirty jobs? The Grunts & the grunts
don't like to get their hands dirty. So unless you see it done or do it yourself there's really no way of knowing unless you do it yourself.
__________________
Ian Walker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 08:51 AM   #28
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 4
NatlChamp asked:
"You mentioned you had recent work done on the TT. Did in entail removal of the wheels?"

No, it went back to the factory for other issues.

Ian asked:
"While we're on the topic of axles. Did you pull your hubs off and grease the bearings?"

No, I never greased the bearings because it was a new trailer that I got back from the factory on April 20 and we have trailer inspections in PA. It was inspected by the dealer that sold it to me.

Gary
__________________
Gary Honis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 08:56 AM   #29
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 60
dang that's too bad. I only check mine after reading about this in another post
__________________
todd172 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2016, 12:17 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: White Rock BC
Posts: 228
Looks suspiciously like there were wheels running loose before they came off. I check ours with a torque wrench every week. If the wheels have been off, I check every couple hundred miles until Lm comfortable they are at the correct torque.
__________________

__________________
Floyd & Carolyn
2012 F150 S/crew 4X4 6.2L 6Spd Tow Max Firestone airbags.
2011 28RKS Wildcat. Yamaha 3000iseb Generator.
2013 22 nights.2014 57 nights.2015 116 nights +14300KM
2016. 96 nights
Filterman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
puma, towing, toy hauler, wheel

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 PM.