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Old 06-07-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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lug nut torques for specific Forest River models

I just got off a site where another manufacturer had provided a video on proper torquing of lug nuts. They gave specific torque ranges for their model names, generally speaking-they gave one range for all and another range for a specific model, probally having larger lugs.
When I saw that video, I wondered why I could not find one for Forest River.
Most places I found on the subject said to refer to the axel maker's owner manual. Well, if you are like me, you dont remember seeing anything about lug nut torqes in any owners manual.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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My Apex 151RBX states 100# The lug nuts on my camper are 13/16".
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:46 AM   #3
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What type of axles do you have? My last 2 Forest Products had the torque sequence and value in the axle manuals.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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still-Learnin, your FR manual won't have it but the axle manual will have the information you need.

I see from your profile that you have a 2005 Wildcat 29rlbs (shameless plug to put that info into your signature line . Maybe someone with that unit can help verify the axle that you have).

You will find a number of manuals here in our downloads section (Files - Running Gear - Axles, Tires and Brakes.) These manuals will list the torque-sequence and proper ft-lbs for your unit.

ID which one you have (AL-KO, Dexter, Lippert, etc) and download that manual. Here is just one example of the info for torque -
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ok, I am newby here. what do you suggest for signature line? my real name?
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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dont know I do know that I have steel wheels with 6 lug nuts each and 15 inch tires
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #7
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ok, I am newby here. what do you suggest for signature line? my real name?
Not at all, unless you want to. We encourage members to list information about their trailer and tow vehicle in their signatures as this helps to provide information for others to answer questions. You can do it in your User Control Panel (User CP).
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ok, I am newby here. what do you suggest for signature line? my real name?
1st names are good (nicknames) I wouldn't use a last name.

Your trailer information (year, model).

Your tow vehicles would be good. (year, make, model, engine, final drive ratio)
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dont know I do know that I have steel wheels with 6 lug nuts each and 15 inch tires
There should be information stamped onto the axles directly or a metal tag on each axle with the info.

But, in general, you could just assume 1/2" studs with a max torque of 120ft-lbs. Not that you have to go that high.

In general, unless otherwise specified by the wheel manufacturer, use a final torque of 85-95 ft/lbs.

This page comes from the generic Forest River Manual if you want to go by that.

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Anybody else ever use LocTite (blue) on their lug nut threads?

For 1/2" lug bolts, I use 90 ft/lbs as a standard figure, and hit them afterward with some blue to "wick in" a few threads.

I use both a tap and die to "clean" both parts on removal, then repeat on installation.

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