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Old 08-04-2016, 08:20 PM   #1
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Trouble on the way to paradise

Day one of our great adventure. On our way to Goshen with a couple stops on the way. We we driving up I-95 in South Carolina when I noticed something in my rear view mirror. Some poor schlock lost a wheel and it was chasing me down the road. Figured it was the guy behind me. Oh. There was no one behind me. I pulled off to the side of the road and saw that my travel trailer was missing a wheel. Good thing I have a dual axle trailer.

So I hiked back down the road looking for the wayward wheel but couldn't find it. So I crossed the road, and the median and crossed the southbound lane to see if it went that far.
Sure enough, I found it in the woods on the far side of the interstate. Sure glad it didn't run into anyone.

Hike a quarter mile bacteria to the truck with my wheel and with some difficulty, remounted it. Drove to the next exit and found a truck repair place that got us back on the road 2 hours later. When the wheel came off it ruined the threads on the studs. So they and the missing lug nuts had to be replaced.

I recently pulled the wheels from our 2014 Roo 25 RS to check the bearings and followed the manufactures instructions to torque the nuts to 60 ft lbs. that seemed low to me but what do I know? Well, I know better now.

Sure hope we got the bad luck out of the way so the rest of our adventure may proceed without incident.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:22 PM   #2
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Sorry about your problems. You may want to verify the torque specs for the lug nuts, 60 ft-lbs seems way too low. All the trailers I have owned were 100. I hope you have a safe enjoyable trip.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:38 PM   #3
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As Kenny Rogers sang, "You picked a nice time to leave me, loosewheel"
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Don't forget to recheck the lug nuts every 50-60 miles for the first 200 miles.
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Curious to know if you have Alloy wheels or steel???
Agree that 100 ft lb sounds closer.
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As Kenny Rogers sang, "You picked a nice time to leave me, loosewheel"
Since no one was hurt, THAT'S FUNNY.
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As Kenny Rogers sang, "You picked a nice time to leave me, loosewheel"
LOL, thanks for this. My dad used to sing this all the time, haven't heard it in forever.
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I'm glad you survived crossing I-95. I don't even like driving on it.
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Most small passenger cars are at least 80-90 foot lbs. 60 seems really low.


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