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Old 06-21-2016, 12:01 PM   #21
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I check the wheel lug nut torque every time I check my air pressure in the tires. This is done every morning before we start out for the day when we are traveling. But I do not use the dynamic torque for checking, I use a static torque which has a lower value. This is an industry standard way of checking torques on fasteners.
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:58 PM   #22
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Use a torque wrench and tighten to the manufacturer specifications.
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:15 PM   #23
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Torque wrench with extension and socket.
Ditto. Usable torque wrench can be had on sale or with coupon at HF for about 20 bucks. Set torque on wrench tighten til click. Once in a while I back the torque off to nearly loose and re-torque

Oh, and I take the torque off the wrench back to zero before I put the wrench in it's case and put it away.
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I think that's overkill. If the wheels have been off I check at the start of the trip, when we arrive and before the start of the next trip. In ten years of camper ownership I have not found a single loose lug nut.

I do still check periodically, though.
Our old tt had chrome steel wheels. To my surprise , at ten years age there was wear around all lug holes and some lug bolts were less than the 90 lbs I set in only a few hundred miles. I guess that's why the sticker says driver responsible to check torque before moving trailer.
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:58 PM   #25
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I have similar wheels and use a thin-walled 19mm deep socket with a 1/2" drive torque wrench.
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:08 PM   #26
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I will give them a check every other trip, just to makes sure. Id rather take a few minutes to be safe. They really don't budge at this point, but when it was new, a 30 mile tow to Gettysburg would make the lugs TERRIBLY loose.
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I have the same exact wheels. First thing I did was throw away those cheap-a$% lug nuts with the stainless covers. Got real chrome lug nuts.

I found a chrome 4-way that actually fits into the wheel. But usually I use a torque wrench with an extension and 6-point socket.

I only check the torque on the lug nuts after a few miles of travel when any work has been done involving the wheels.
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Ditto. Usable torque wrench can be had on sale or with coupon at HF for about 20 bucks. Set torque on wrench tighten til click. Once in a while I back the torque off to nearly loose and re-torque

Oh, and I take the torque off the wrench back to zero before I put the wrench in it's case and put it away.
+1 on Torque wrench back to Zero when not in use.
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Hey all!

I can't get an old style 4-way on to these lug nuts. There isn't enough clearance around the wheel.
What are you using?
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You will have to get a 1/ 2 inch drive size deep well socket and carry a pull bar/ratchet with a 6 inch extension to work those lug nuts. I put some American Racing wheels on our van and had to do just hat as very little clearance for a lug nut wrench, as you have found out.
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Torque to 120 before every trip as TP verified.
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