Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-27-2016, 01:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Wingdreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 127
Wheel torque on my trailer?

My 2015 Vibe is about to get a full wheel bearing repack this afternoon, and I havent been able to figure out what the wheel/rim retorque is supposed to be. Anyone know? Really dont want to guess.... thx!!!
__________________

__________________
2015 Forest River Vibe 268RKS being pulled by a 2010 F150 Lariat 5.4l, 3.73 axle Super Cab, Max Tow with 11,300 lb tow capacity , Equalizer 4 point W/D hitch
Wingdreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2016, 01:36 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Leech Lake, MN
Posts: 159
The sticker on ours says 90-95 ft lbs.
__________________

__________________
2003 GMC 2500 HD 8.1 & ALLISION TRANSMISSION
2000 SIERRA 30 ft FKSS
hondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 02:11 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Brick N J
Posts: 268
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wingdreamer View Post
My 2015 Vibe is about to get a full wheel bearing repack this afternoon, and I havent been able to figure out what the wheel/rim retorque is supposed to be. Anyone know? Really dont want to guess.... thx!!!
I'm going to guess 90 to 100 ft lbs. However, recommend you pull down a Lippert or Dexter Axle manual it will give you the torque valve for each size wheel stud.
__________________
George Scott
2015 Salem Hemisphere Lite 272RLIS/ Prodigy P3
2006 Heartland BH 3400/Summer Home
2007 Dodge 2500 CDT QCSB/Blue Ox Sway Pro 1500lb WDH, Maxxis 8008 225 x 75 x15 LR E tires/J T Strongarms
Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 03:22 PM   #4
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 4,824
The amount is different whether Aluminum or Steel I believe. 95 to 110 for steel is what I have always read.
__________________

Pat, Jen & Heather... Oh yeah and our trained attack trailer cat, Cinnamon-EOW 11/22/2017
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2018 Artic Wolf 315tbh8
doc73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 04:35 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,702
I use 90 on my aluminum rims. Important thing is to re-torque at 25 miles, 75 miles, 175 miles, 375 miles and then after that before each trip. Seems like about 500 miles on my trailer before before I no longer have one or two that still tightens at little.


2010 F250 5.4L 3.73
2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
Equal-i-zer 4pt 12K
__________________

2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
2010 F250 4X4 5.4L 3.73 LS
EQUALIZER E4 1200/12000
lbrjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 09:15 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Wingdreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 127
Mine are aluminum. Seems strange that forest River didn't put a sticker on the trailer right above the wheels with the torque spec.... Kind of an important thing to know....
__________________
2015 Forest River Vibe 268RKS being pulled by a 2010 F150 Lariat 5.4l, 3.73 axle Super Cab, Max Tow with 11,300 lb tow capacity , Equalizer 4 point W/D hitch
Wingdreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 09:16 PM   #7
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 4,824
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wingdreamer View Post
Mine are aluminum. Seems strange that forest River didn't put a sticker on the trailer right above the wheels with the torque spec.... Kind of an important thing to know....
Mine HAD one until it peeled off withing a few weeks. It was only a paper sticker, not so good.
__________________

Pat, Jen & Heather... Oh yeah and our trained attack trailer cat, Cinnamon-EOW 11/22/2017
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2018 Artic Wolf 315tbh8
doc73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 09:21 PM   #8
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
FWIW, lug nuts/studs don't know the difference between steel and aluminum wheels.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 09:22 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Wobbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Southern, IL
Posts: 2,596
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wingdreamer View Post
Mine are aluminum. Seems strange that forest River didn't put a sticker on the trailer right above the wheels with the torque spec.... Kind of an important thing to know....
Mine did. Paid attention to the spec, 100 pounds torque. Went and bought a cheap torque wrench and set it at 100 and keep it in the case, only use it for that. A little anal but it makes me happy.

No worries...
__________________
Bob & Michelle
2016 Ford F-250 Lariat 4x4
2017 Flagstaff Super Lite 526RLWS
Wobbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 09:26 PM   #10
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 4,824
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
FWIW, lug nuts/studs don't know the difference between steel and aluminum wheels.
Not doubting your knowledge / expertise but, from what I have seen AL is 90 to 100lbs, steel 90 to 120. Must be reason somewhere. AL softer so less to avoid squishing? I dunno?
__________________

__________________

Pat, Jen & Heather... Oh yeah and our trained attack trailer cat, Cinnamon-EOW 11/22/2017
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2018 Artic Wolf 315tbh8
doc73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
trailer, 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.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:53 AM.