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Old 03-10-2015, 01:15 AM   #1
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Lug nuts

Question, Of all the lug nuts that have tightned before a trip with your trailer. How many of the lug nuts were loose?
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Just the one behind the steering wheel😃😃😃😃


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Old 03-10-2015, 08:40 AM   #3
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Actually, I have never found a loose lug nut even after several 1,000 miles.


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With alum wheels, once you remove/replace them, it usually takes 2-3 times of stopping after 50-75 miles and re-torqueing them for them to finally "seat".

Steel wheels seem to "seat" with one torqueing.
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X2 what OC said.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:58 AM   #6
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I've never found one loose even on aluminum rims, but I still re-torque because ya' know the one time that I don't....
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:19 AM   #7
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I check truck and 5th every time out. I have found that if you remove a rim for service, check once or twice. You will find 1 or 2 of them have loosened up. If you drive a 4 WD truck they need to be checked also
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I have found the opposite of oldcoot. The steel wheels on my popup would take a couple of times to seat but I have not found the ones on the TT (aluminum) wheels to be loose.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:50 AM   #9
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I'll re-torque before each trip. When I took delivery I checked the torque before pulling it off the dealers lot, 2 out of 20 lug nuts moved just a bit. Wouldn't call them loose but they did move, checked every couple of hundred miles after that and all was good. Put new tires on it and it took torquing three times for the lug nuts to seat, I still check torque on the RV and truck along with air pressure before each trip. TPMS on rv and truck
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I can't recall ever finding one loose, but I have had a heck of a time getting them off. I think when they put them on with those pnuematic wrenches impact wrenches they jack up the air pressure and giggle a lot.
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