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Old 06-22-2016, 12:39 PM   #41
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I also check the tires for wear & a general walk around checking high as well as low.
I do this also. A walk around at every stop looking at tires and the hitch. It almost always just confirms that everything is OK, but I once found a bulge in the sidewall of a tire that would have shortly led to a blowout on the highway.

I have also discovered a forgotten roof latch or similar minor problems that should have been caught when closing up and hitching. But everyone makes mistakes so its best just allow for the possibility and recheck when you stop.
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Old 06-22-2016, 03:25 PM   #42
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I use a torque wrench with 19mm, 6 point, deep socket!
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:20 PM   #43
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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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Russ,

Harbor freight and like the others have said a torque wrench with a extension is your friend.

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I haven't been checking mine...hmmmm...maybe time that I do
YEP! You should check the torque on your trailer wheels at least every other day when driving. Before you leave when camping (unless checked when you arrived.)

Easy procedure: set the torque wrench and go around the rig - shouldn't take more than 5-10 min.

And you DO have a TPMS?
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:24 PM   #44
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How are you checking/tightening your lug nuts?

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Do you (OP) do the same on your TV?/family car? Daily driver? When you take your car in for service is checking/tightening lug nuts on their to do list? You'll ruin your camping fun worrying about stuff like this.

Agreed. I never have checked a wheel on any car or truck in owned.

I don't have TMPS

I do check tires and hubs for heat at every stop
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Russ,

Harbor freight and like the others have said a torque wrench with a extension is your friend.



YEP! You should check the torque on your trailer wheels at least every other day when driving. Before you leave when camping (unless checked when you arrived.)

Easy procedure: set the torque wrench and go around the rig - shouldn't take more than 5-10 min.

And you DO have a TPMS?
Do you check your TV the same? Wife's car? Daily driver?
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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.
Yes, this ^^^

Also don't use the torque wrench to remove the lugnuts, use a breaker bar.

I use Harbor Freight all the time for these purposes.
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Do you check your TV the same? Wife's car? Daily driver?
Kinda what I was thinkin too!
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Do you (OP) do the same on your TV?/family car? Daily driver? When you take your car in for service is checking/tightening lug nuts on their to do list? You'll ruin your camping fun worrying about stuff like this.
Hi Mike
OP here!
No, I don't typically check the lug nuts on my other vehicles. We just bought this A-frame, last month, and already drove it over 1000 miles.
Around the wheel wells, and inside the unit it advises checking the lug nuts for tightness. Not one to have a wheel come off while going down the road, I'd thought I would put a 4 way lug wrench on it to check. It didn't fit...so I thought I would ask here. A lot of the hardware, and build quality seems a little less than I am used to. Also, This is my first RV type vehicle.
Be safe going down the road,
Russ

Thanks to all for the responses.
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Thanks Tom,
We just returned from a 2 nighter. About 40 miles west of here. 9800 ft altitude!
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