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Old 09-15-2014, 05:47 PM   #1781
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There is a sticker on every camper I have owned about checking lug nuts in 50 miles after having the tire off. I lost one on a pop up in side the 50 miles.
That is good to know.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:13 PM   #1782
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How is the tire torque going to loosen up after the rims have been set already? Are you saying that if you have a flat after I torque it to mine at 110 lbs the lugs nut will loosen again? That is just crazy. When you change a tire on a car do you stop every 25 miles to check the lugs? I don't they are set by now. Even better do you think that the person who transported the trailer ever checked the torque, when they where brand new, I don't think so...... Is it wise to check once before a trip Yes, that's it.
I can tell you I don't think the transporters check. Our sabre lost a lug in the 55 miles it took us to get home from the dealership. Our fault guess we should have checked it at pdi. Damn lucky we didn't lose any more or have any damage or vibration from that. Bought a new lug nut, tighten them down. Trailer has been about another 150 miles since. Reading this is a good reminder to make dh re-torque the lug nuts before our trip on Friday.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:26 PM   #1783
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I can tell you I don't think the transporters check. Our sabre lost a lug in the 55 miles it took us to get home from the dealership. Our fault guess we should have checked it at pdi. Damn lucky we didn't lose any more or have any damage or vibration from that. Bought a new lug nut, tighten them down. Trailer has been about another 150 miles since. Reading this is a good reminder to make dh re-torque the lug nuts before our trip on Friday.
Suggest you not only check them before the trip, but again after 75-100 miles with a torque wrench set at 110 lb/ft and every 75-100 miles until no nut moves especially if you have aluminum wheels.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:57 PM   #1784
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Backed into the house today and bent the ladder. I was running late for work and got in a hurry and miss judged the distance between the 5vr and the house. Just added to the wonderful day I was already having, broke camp in the rain and was stuck in traffic in Tulsa for 45 min because if a wreck.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:36 PM   #1785
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I had my 2008 GMC in the body shop and they removed the rear wheels to work on it. Well three weeks later one of the tires fell off in a Walmart parking lot and rolled 500' into a parked car. OUCH!! The sad part of it was the body shop said the never had the wheel off and tried to poof it off. That didn't fly! Guess who fixed the other car( and it was not me).

CHECK YOUR LUG NUTS AFTER 50 MILES AND AGAIN.
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:05 PM   #1786
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I installed an xchock on my tires to see if it would reduce sway when parked. I started construction on my new RV pad.


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Old 09-15-2014, 11:16 PM   #1787
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Backed into the house today and bent the ladder. I was running late for work and got in a hurry and miss judged the distance between the 5vr and the house. Just added to the wonderful day I was already having, broke camp in the rain and was stuck in traffic in Tulsa for 45 min because if a wreck.
Look on the bright side. You weren't the reason for the backed up traffic.
As for me, today I looked at the cat and mowed the grass around it. And played with my recently installed power leveling jacks. That has to account for something.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:33 AM   #1788
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Yesterday I ordered a set of Maxxis tires for the RV from Discount Tire. The steel valve stems will be $5 ea. Just waiting for the tpms to get here so I can have the tires mounted and balanced.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:04 AM   #1789
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I can tell you I don't think the transporters check. Our sabre lost a lug in the 55 miles it took us to get home from the dealership. Our fault guess we should have checked it at pdi. Damn lucky we didn't lose any more or have any damage or vibration from that. Bought a new lug nut, tighten them down. Trailer has been about another 150 miles since. Reading this is a good reminder to make dh re-torque the lug nuts before our trip on Friday.
I know for a fact the (Transporter) never checked this unit before he was (Leaving the F/R Factory)! The F/R lot boy stopped him and said the (Wheel was on BACKWARDS)!Youroo!!
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That is sad quality control in fact that looks like my buddy's Rockwood Roo 21, his floor lifts up anytime it is warm and he doesn't have the AC on, strangest thing


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