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Old 07-07-2016, 08:21 PM   #1
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A reminder

I just got back from a 2000 mile trip. Before leaving home I torqued my wheels to the recommended settings. The last leg of the journey was 850 miles. Prior to heading on home I visualy checked all wheels and tires for any issues. Everything looking fine including having a nut on each stud. After I got home yesterday I noticed a missing lug nut.
Lesson learned: check the lugs for proper torque prior to each and every move.
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Great advice.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:52 PM   #3
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I better go look, is that a hard job? I never did anything like that., i did get the whole tool kit with proper wrench from Airstream Life.
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I keep my torque wrench with appropriate socket and setting in the same compartment as my wheel chocks. Try to check them either in the evening or morning. If the torque wrench is visible then it reminds me to check it my lug nuts.
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Old 04-10-2017, 04:26 PM   #5
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I better go look, is that a hard job? I never did anything like that., i did get the whole tool kit with proper wrench from Airstream Life.

It is very simple for anyone to do - but you do need to have a proper torque wrench. When you say you have the proper wrench from Airstream Life, I assume that it is in fact a torque wrench capable of measuring the applied torque and not just a regular lug wrench of some sort.

There are several types of torque wrench available, beam type wrenches that have a pointer and a scale to read the measurement, "click" wrenches that as the name implies give an audible click when you reach the setting that you desire, and wrenches that give a digital reading and an audible signal when you hit the set point.

If you don't in fact have one of these you can get a half decent one anywhere from maybe $35 on up. (Can pay less but probably "Get what you pay for" applies!

Your torque wrench may well come with instructions depending on the type, but if not, I would guess there is all kinds of info on youtube.
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Old 04-10-2017, 04:53 PM   #6
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and the torque is ???
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I keep my torque wrench with appropriate socket and setting in the same compartment as my wheel chocks. Try to check them either in the evening or morning. If the torque wrench is visible then it reminds me to check it my lug nuts.
All pros. and manf. recommend turning click type torque wrenches back to 0 when not in use as lose proper strength to adjust torque accuretly. Many pros don't like digital torque wrenches. Beam is nice but all need to be checked at times recommended by manf. or pro users.
for accuracy.
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and the torque is ???
I believe this is in our owners' manuals.
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I keep my torque wrench with appropriate socket and setting in the same compartment as my wheel chocks. Try to check them either in the evening or morning. If the torque wrench is visible then it reminds me to check it my lug nuts.
I would hope that you 'ZERO' your wrench after EVERY use.
Any professional mechanic knows to do that.
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and the torque is ???
My 30' FC calls for 110 Ft. Lb. dry threads
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110 foot pounds is correct
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And my '06 23 manual says 100 so check the specs for your trailer
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