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Old 09-29-2016, 08:45 PM   #1
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wheel nut torque setting

Hello to all,
I would appreciate some insight to an question I have, being new to Rving, I have purchased a 2013 Columbus 365RL with double axle and 16 in alu wheels, and I am looking for clarity on the ever illusive "wheel nut torque setting".
I have been reading the different threads, finding anywhere from 95 to 140 ft/lbs.
The sticker on the RV indicates 100.
Note: As I have just bought a torque wrench with 3/4" socket that fits fine, I am assuming that I have 9/16" lugs...
Can anyone really clarify this..?
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:23 AM   #2
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I would go by what's on the RV if it came with the aluminum wheels.

135.6 Nm (100ft lbs) sounds right right to me.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:43 AM   #3
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X2 - go with what it says on the RV. Use this handy-dandy guide on torque patterns to torque your lugnuts.
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Thanks very much, good advise!
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Greatly appreciated! Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2016, 02:41 PM   #6
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Yes the 100 foot pound is correct!
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Old 10-01-2016, 02:46 PM   #7
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...Note: As I have just bought a torque wrench with 3/4" socket that fits fine, I am assuming that I have 9/16" lugs...
Can anyone really clarify this..?
Thanks,
Confused......
More likely you have 1/2" studs with a 3/4" socket.
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:17 PM   #8
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That would make sense, thanks again for the info!
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:37 PM   #9
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If you're checking the lug nuts, it's okay to go straight to 100 foot pounds. If you have removed a wheel, Dad taught me to torque it in thirds.

Once all the nuts are finger-tight and the trailer is on the ground, use the pattern BamaBob shared (depending on the number of lug nuts you have). Start at 33(ish) foot pounds and go around the pattern. Repeat at 66(ish) and again at 100. This gives the lug nuts a chance to seat evenly and will greatly reduce the chance of them loosening. I check mine before every trip and have never had a loose lug nut.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:18 PM   #10
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My sticker said 100 lbs but when I changed out the tires, the tech who installed the tires tightened them to 120 lbs. They haven't loosened yet in more than a year.
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