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Old 09-27-2016, 12:36 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by nducker23 View Post
My guess is the lug nuts came loose. And when the started to wobble the 2600lb pin weight didn't help matters any
This appears to be a growing problem. You are the 5th, that's right 5th incident where wheel with tire has been loose and caused issues. The other 4 had recently had work done and the determination is that the repair service has not tightened the nuts down properly. This may be a response to complaints about the use of air tools that then prevent you from changing the tire by hand when you get a flat on the road.

There has got to be a happy medium I would think, but now we NEVER drive away from a shop without checking the nuts for manual tightness. We also check them when we do a tire pressure check seasonally.
Glad you were able to get'er stopped.

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Old 09-27-2016, 12:42 PM   #12
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:47 PM   #13
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My F350 dually has 165 foot lb. torque requirement and my torque wrench only goes to 150, but at least it's close to spec. Check them every 4 month. 5th also.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:59 PM   #14
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I have made it a habit to torque the lugs on the trailer before each trip but I think I will check the truck more often. Hope your truck wasn't damaged too bad when the wheels came off.
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:31 PM   #15
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Whew! May add 'check lug nuts' to DH's pre-camping checklist.
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:35 PM   #16
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It was to badly damaged. Wheels studs backing plate and I think they are replacing the rotor. And a dent in the fender
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:51 PM   #17
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It gives "checking my nuts" a whole different importance.
The LUG NUTS of course...jeez...

I check my TT torque before each trip already, I am adding the dually wheels to the list. And for the XXx time, very glad you were not injured!
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:12 PM   #18
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I had a similar tire problem over the weekend. Fortunately I didn't lose both tires like you did. My outside rear dual tire went flat 25 miles from home and all tire shops were closed for the evening. The tow truck driver Sat night and the tire shop yesterday both had a hell of a time removing and then putting back the spare underneath the rear of my Solera with it's Sprinter chassis. The tire shop said it was just about the most difficult and complex spare that he has seen( and he's been around for a long time.) I'm curious how others have dealt with this problem?? There is NO WAY that I could have put on the spare by myself.
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:14 PM   #19
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Ps- it took these professionals both about 75 minutes to do this.
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:18 PM   #20
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MAN that could have ended VERY badly

Glad you guys are dyed in the wool RVers and salvaged the weekend though!

If you ever find out what went wrong .. please let us know - can't imagine all 6 lug nuts failing all at once!

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