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Old 08-06-2005, 03:29 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by TomW
Why would a trailer be different?

What am I missing here?


I think it has to do with the extreme load that is placed on the wheel. The side load on the trailer in corners and even sway is tremendous. There is also the issue of aluminum wheels needing to be checked more often for loose lugs....

That is my understanding anyhow

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Old 08-06-2005, 04:49 PM   #16
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Ive pulled lots of trailers lots of miles and have found that the ninit I get out at any stop I walk back and just lay the palm of my hand against the center of the rim and touch the lugs also. If anything is wrong it will produce heat and you will be able to feel it easily. If its hot weater or you have been working the trailer hard like hills and mountains everything including tires will be warm but they wont be hot enough to say ouch. If they are, check further. Mac

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Old 08-06-2005, 05:01 PM   #17
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Palm check

The heat check was great advice!You see I have only 16mos. of trailering under my belt,& not alot of miles yet.The lug check I was told was a visual,just make sure they are there and it all looks right.This is also the first trailer I have ever pulled,or stayed in.Friendly advice is very welcomed.
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