Originally Posted by HSVBamaBob
Agreed - like the warning label sez above your tires "must be checked with appropriate torque wrench at 100Ft-Lbs BEFORE each trip and after any heavy braking." (whatever that means )
We carry a torque wrench in the Biff at *all* times, and yes he checks torque before and during trips. On our first long trip with the V-Lite (Pigeon Forge) he had to tighten the lug nuts and the bolts on the hitch more than once.
"heavy braking"? BTDT!
We were taking the V-Lite in for warranty once, topped a low hill and traffic was at a dead stop, both lanes on west bound side, as far as the eye could see.
I'm inclined to think THAT's heavy braking.
Internet speed...he tows around 65 MPH.....to a dead stop inside mere yards.
Needless to say Weezer soon dismounted Biff and entered Buffy to avail herself of the "facilities" shortly thereafter.
The only warning we had that something was amiss was a LEO's car parked on the shoulder of the road a couple miles back, facing the wrong way with his headache lights on. *THAT* was supposed to tell us there was an 18 wheeler wreck ahead shutting down all west bound traffic?
I was very proud of DH's reaction time and handling of such a severe shut down situation.
SO, if you're in Louisiana and see a LEO car facing the wrong way on the shoulder of the interstate, start reducing speed right then and there.
Never encountered *that* type warning signal before or since.
Edit to correct: Actually we were taking the V-Lite in for the trade-in for the 5er. We said later that would have been a real mess if we'd totaled the V-Lite on the way to trade it in.