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Old 11-11-2019, 04:45 PM   #1
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2016 25 ft Flying Cloud Lug Nuts

We purchased a lightly used 2016 25ft Flying Cloud. In changing our first flat tire, I discovered that several lug nuts had been damaged; the outer skin being somewhat twisted. My wrench would not fit. The end result was that I had to hammer my 3/4 socket onto several lug nuts. I went to the Airstream dealer and they insisted that all they had were 7/8" replacements and that 3/4" had been phased out. I would like to find the proper 3/4" lug nuts; as they fit better and match the original lug nuts. The barrier I have run into is that local part stores do not seem to have the proper thread count. I would appreciate any help someone can provide with confirming the correct thread count and a quality resource to purchase them. Thank you, John
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:55 PM   #2
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I’m not sure if yours is the same as my 2012 27FB Flying Cloud but I - like many others - went with McGard product number 64010. You can find them on Amazon, local auto part dealers or other online retailers like:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/m...SABEgLVJfD_BwE
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:10 PM   #3
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I used the McGard 64010 on my 2017 25 ft FC.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:16 PM   #4
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I used the McGard 64010 on my 2017 25 ft FC.
Interesting. My 2017 27' FC came with solid lug nuts. Did you replace yours?
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:02 PM   #5
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I purchased my 2017 25ft FC used in 2018. All the lug nuts were the crappy 2 piece design. Replaced with McGard 64010.
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Yep, McGard 64010 availabe on Amazon under $100 for 4 wheels
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:54 AM   #7
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Just put the Mcgard 64010 lug nuts on our 25 ft 2016 flying cloud this summer.
Getting the old ones off was a challenge!
More at this thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f465...rs-194902.html
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:12 AM   #8
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My 2017 also came with solid lug nuts.
Although I think they're 13/16".
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Old 11-12-2019, 12:25 PM   #9
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I used the Mcgard 64010 lug nuts on our 25 ft 2016 Flying Cloud. I replaced them pretty much right away, after being alerted here about what could happen. I didn't want to run into issues while on the road.

You will need Qty 6 of this set of 4:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:19 PM   #10
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I had a similar experience with our 2016 19C Flying Cloud. I was very surprised and disappointed of the poor quality of the lug nuts with the thin outer layer. I thought AS would not have skimped on this. Regardless, I purchased solid lug nuts from my local NAPA store. It took them a while to locate ones with the proper thread but they were in stock. They were about $6 each.
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My 2017 FC came with the two piece lugnuts also. I went with Mcgard too when changing wheels/tires out first year. Can’t go wrong with these nuts.
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I purchased my 2017 25ft FC used in 2018. All the lug nuts were the crappy 2 piece design. Replaced with McGard 64010.

McGard 84550 is a full set for 4 wheels, looks the same as the McGard 64010 but one is replaced with a locking lug for each wheel. The cost is much less than buying them separately.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:47 AM   #13
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Lug Nuts

Thank you forum members for the information and prompt responses. John
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:29 PM   #14
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Quote"The barrier I have run into is that local part stores do not seem to have the proper thread count."
1/2 inch 20 thread count is a pretty common wheel nut.
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I took the crappy covers off with a screwdriver and wire dykes.
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