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Old 06-16-2019, 04:56 PM   #21
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Since I have onboard generators on my 5th wheel trailer, I carry a electric impact wrench and a set of impact sockets, one that fits the trailer lug nuts and another that fits my truck lug nuts. I also carry a 4 ton bottle jack and some wood blocks. Make sure your extension cord is heavy duty and long enough.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:51 PM   #22
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Look under your bed for the tool to let the spare down.



Bye-The-Way, I just had to change my wheel, does any Cedar Creek owner know the torc to tighten the bolts on the wheel? I will post this in the proper Cedar Creek forum section, but since on topic here, thought I ask. Thank you.


Mine came with a decal stating lugs torqued to 110 ft.lbs using star pattern.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:01 PM   #23
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Look under the bed storage area. Thatís where I found mine. CC 38FLX.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:00 AM   #24
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Mine came with a decal stating lugs torqued to 110 ft.lbs using star pattern.
And is that on a Cedar Creek? My torc wrench only goes up to 80.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:19 AM   #25
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Your tire tool is still at Harbor Freight, Lowes, Home Depot or Menards.

You just haven't picked it up yet!
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:35 AM   #26
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Instead of buying the cheapest 4-way tire tool in the shop, with the very rough castings on the end get a good one. The good quality steel ones with machined ends will fit them all correctly and by being smooth and machined, will go right onto those lugs in alloy wheels. Realize that there are also SAE and Metric sized tire tools, so choose the correct one for your application.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:52 AM   #27
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And is that on a Cedar Creek? My torc wrench only goes up to 80.


You need a bigger wrench. 80 is not enough to retorque the wheels on your TV either.
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:52 AM   #28
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In place of a jack, I ordered and use a four way lug nut wrench and a tire changing ramp, called a Trailer Aid from Amazon.

Better in emergencies while on the road and still connected
You lift good wheel on side of flat tire. Brings tire that is flat off the ground.
No jack required and no guessing where to place jack.

You can order through Amazon website
https://www.amazon.com/Trailer-Aid-T...omotive&sr=1-2


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Ramps are interesting. But I wonder what happens if you roll over the end of the 'ramp' as you try to get the good tire perched on top of that skinny little notch the tire is supposed to stop on? Would you now have the ramp stuck up in between the wheels?
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:14 PM   #29
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Ramps are interesting. But I wonder what happens if you roll over the end of the 'ramp' as you try to get the good tire perched on top of that skinny little notch the tire is supposed to stop on? Would you now have the ramp stuck up in between the wheels?
Like my grandpa always told me, "ya gotta be smarter than what you are playing with."
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:14 PM   #30
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And is that on a Cedar Creek? My torc wrench only goes up to 80.


Yes, a CC Hathaway 34IK.
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:20 PM   #31
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No lugwench, no jack and no owners manual in any RV these days.
A downloaded owners manual and tire changing stuff were among the first items I placed in my unit. I also carry those controversial tire plugs and a 12v compressor.
However, I expect my China Bombs to come apart anyway, so the plugs won't do any good.
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Old 06-17-2019, 03:38 PM   #32
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How did any of us survive before torque wrenches? I am 73 yrs. old and have either changed or seen tires & wheels changed all my life without the use of a torque wrench. Now it seems that folks think that if they do not torque their lug nuts with a torque wrench the sky is going to fall on them. I am saying that there is nothing wrong with using a torque wrench, but the world will not end tomorrow if you don't use one. I own torque wrenches myself, but none go to 110 ft.lbs. or 1320 in.lbs. what I do own is a large 1/2 inch drive breaker bar that will tighten a lug nut just fine.
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:36 PM   #33
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Ramps are interesting. But I wonder what happens if you roll over the end of the 'ramp' as you try to get the good tire perched on top of that skinny little notch the tire is supposed to stop on? Would you now have the ramp stuck up in between the wheels?
I guess if you have someone guiding you and place ramp directly behind or in front of wheel it should not be an issue.

But the What If ..... cant answer, never experience
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:41 PM   #34
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Ramps are interesting. But I wonder what happens if you roll over the end of the 'ramp' as you try to get the good tire perched on top of that skinny little notch the tire is supposed to stop on? Would you now have the ramp stuck up in between the wheels?
Just keep going forward and pull the flat tire over the ramp and drop it off, too. Then move the ramp forward and try again.

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Old 06-25-2019, 06:59 AM   #35
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My TT did not come with a lug wrench either. I bought a long breaker bar and deep well socket at harbor freight for that purpose only. Also carry a small bottle jack and 12 volt air compressor for whatever comes our way.
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:51 AM   #36
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Where is the tire tool

If you should have aluminium wheeles, you need to get narrow wall sockets. I had service people come out and only had crossbar wrench. It wouldn't fit the holes and I had to volunteer my wrenches.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:00 AM   #37
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Go buy one of these at Harbor Freight , more uses than just the lug nuts and effortless. add a torque wrench and done. If you ever have to take the lug nuts off your 350 you`ll be glade you have this, ask me me how I know.
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:31 PM   #38
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The sticker on my signature CC says to Torque to 100 lbs.....
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Old 06-27-2019, 07:32 PM   #39
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:22 PM   #40
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I bought a tire tool at Walmart's a few years ago, fits next to my truck jack and comes with the sizes I need for both my truck and 5th wheel. Doesn't ratchet but it works good for breaking loose and torquing the lug nuts. I carry a bag of tools with me because you never know and has saved me lots of headaches over the years.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hyper-Tou...ench/535539534
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