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Old 09-15-2014, 04:47 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, 07:13 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, 07:26 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, 07:57 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, 09:36 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, 10:05 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, 10:16 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, 06:33 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, 07:04 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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Old 09-16-2014, 07:57 AM   #1790
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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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Old 09-16-2014, 08:11 AM   #1791
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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!!
Hey Youroo,

I see you have a forward kitchen Vlite, what is the vent in the pic about a foot or more above the potable water inlet?
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:31 AM   #1792
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Sadly we are starting to unload the WC Sterling for the season in prep to get it winterized in the next few weeks.
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That is sad but I have more trips planned another week and three more will be wintering in beginning of November


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Old 09-16-2014, 11:04 AM   #1794
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Hey Youroo,

I see you have a forward kitchen Vlite, what is the vent in the pic about a foot or more above the potable water inlet?
The Pic. is NOT our unit,it was a New unit that was leaving the F/R Factory! That unit is a Mid Kitchen unit,not a Front Kit. V-Lite. I was inside the F/R Fac. getting our slide repaired? Took the Pic.of the (Wheel/Tire) out the door. Our V-Lite has that (Vent) at the (Top Rear) Fac told us it was a (Roof Vent)! Have no idea what that side (Vent) is for on that unit! Here is where we were when I took the (Wheel/Tire Pic.
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:05 AM   #1795
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Just went in the camper to check things and discovered the toilet was dry. No good to not have some water in it. Turned water pump on and filled it about half full. That should last for a few weeks. BTW, you also need to put a cup of water in the drains too to keep the P traps full so you don't get sewer smell in the camper. Lucky ours weren't dry.
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:20 AM   #1796
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Not checking tire torque, checking the torque on the lug nuts and they do not seat completely on the initial tightening. What the transporters do is of no concern once the trailer is mine. Steel wheels on your car/truck are a completely different animal. They are not aluminum. But, you do what you want. Me, I'll check mine after they've been off as will others that are concerned and have checked them as I have and found them in need of tweaking.
What I said was to check them before every trip, also my truck rims are not steel alum. alloy the same as my trailer. The reason they loosen is because it takes time when new to seat. His trailer has over 4000 miles on those rims. Never once did I say don't check them. I do before every trip. The last trip I was with you was about 700 miles, I never seen you check the torque unless it was at midnight and I missed it. I do understand before a trip, but once they are torqued after being set already, I don't think that I need to stop every 25 miles as was said to recheck. You could disagree I really do not care, but Once again I said to check before, you do not have to go through the whole process of re breaking them in. Simple statement. Haven't had a wheel fall off yet.
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:21 AM   #1797
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I finally decided on the location for the 50 amp cord reel and I installed it today. Oh yeah baby, I wonít be fighting with that Anaconda in cold weather this February. Iíve been wanting one of these since the 2013 FROG Goshen rally so after saving up my allowance I bought one this year at the 2014 Goshen rally.
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:27 AM   #1798
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What I said was to check them before every trip, also my truck rims are not steel alum. alloy the same as my trailer. The reason they loosen is because it takes time when new to seat. His trailer has over 4000 miles on those rims. Never once did I say don't check them. I do before every trip. The last trip I was with you was about 700 miles, I never seen you check the torque unless it was at midnight and I missed it. I do understand before a trip, but once they are torqued after being set already, I don't think that I need to stop every 25 miles as was said to recheck. You could disagree I really do not care, but Once again I said to check before, you do not have to go through the whole process of re breaking them in. Simple statement. Haven't had a wheel fall off yet.
If the wheels were removed, even if he had 100,000 miles on it he should re-torque after the wheels have been removed. Then only re-torque the first 75-100 miles until the nuts do not move. Don't mess with them after that. Whenever an alum wheel is loosened, you should go thru the multi step re-torqueing. I never said or implied I checked the torque every day.
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Gahh...I need a better way to manage my 50amp ....its becomes a problem child in the cold!!...how does that work?..do you just stick one end in and then spool it up?...
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If the wheels were removed, even if he had 100,000 miles on it he should re-torque after the wheels have been removed. Then only re-torque the first 75-100 miles until the nuts do not move. Don't mess with them after that. Whenever an alum wheel is loosened, you should go thru the multi step re-torqueing. I never said or implied I checked the torque every day.
That I would agree with, and before every trip, that's all. I thought that is what I said to begin with?
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