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Old 05-03-2014, 07:53 PM   #41
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No criticism here, I think it has to do with the use of alum wheels becoming much more prevalent in the last 10 yrs. Alum wheels have always been a problem keeping the lugs tight until they were seated. I had alum wheels on a 55 Chev many yrs ago and had to re-torque them several times before they seated. It's the same with new trailers. I wouldn't loose confidence in CC because of having to re-torque the wheels. Takes about 10 minutes including removing the hub caps. Just leave the caps off until they get seated and then just check them before you head out on a long trip.
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Mine was / an 86 Mustang with factory Alum rims, did had issues but once I figured out why no longer have issues........ I did not get rid of the car..........


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Old 05-03-2014, 08:06 PM   #42
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Not looking for criticism but help with something we've never had an issue with in all our years of RVing. I've never even had to check the lugs or had an issue until be bought this Cedar Creek. We've had travel trailers, fifth wheels and a class A and this is the first time it's been an issue. Maybe we've been lucky. Now we know to check. Probably going to trade this rig off. Lost confidence.
Assuming positive intent, I think everyone (almost) is trying help. It sounds like your very frustrated based on the tone of your response. Understandable.
Before I resorted to drastic measures, I might consider putting steel wheels
on that puppy and solve the problem economically. Then you could toss a set of these classics on: Full Moon Racing Disc Hubcaps, Stylish Look, Great Prices, AutoAmenity.com and be ready for stylin' in the park.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:38 PM   #43
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I ask the thread this..
Do the $.30 per mile haulers stop at 25, 50, 100, 200 and retorque lug nuts while driving from the factory to your dealer?
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:51 PM   #44
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I ask the thread this..
Do the $.30 per mile haulers stop at 25, 50, 100, 200 and retorque lug nuts while driving from the factory to your dealer?
Very doubtful, because it's not their trailer and they don't care. They also don't observe the 65 mph limit on the tires.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:58 PM   #45
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Very doubtful, because it's not their trailer and they don't care. They also don't observe the 65 mph limit on the tires.
Anybody care to guess how many of these haulers have tires fall off or blow up while transfer from the factory to the dealer?
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:13 PM   #46
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Mine were seated after 250 miles this time around, have 500 miles on the new tires now. I will now check them every 500 miles for about four times and then go to 1000 miles and also at beginning of season.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:35 PM   #47
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It is common to have this problem do to the different expansion rates of steel and aluminum. Then again you will find stickers next too most wheels on any trailer too check wheel torque. The problem with locktight on the studs is after you run the trailer through a few heat cycles and go to retorque they won't tighten. This can happen to any brand, is not unique to CC. Good luck.

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