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Old 09-07-2016, 04:47 PM   #29
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Replaced all the stock lug nuts on my trailer. The two piece jobs are just this side of junk. AND, while you can run the trailer on 3 wheels/tires, I want to be able to change a tire on the road....without having to do a "work around" with a cheap lug nut that separates when you try to remove it.

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Old 09-07-2016, 05:27 PM   #30
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The McGard lug nuts are guaranteed against rust, forever.

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Old 09-08-2016, 04:40 AM   #31

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Originally Posted by Bob662 View Post
The McGard lug nuts are guaranteed against rust, forever.

Plus they make very nice 'wheel' locks also.


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AF #1

"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:15 PM   #32
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In preparation for an upcoming trip, I checked my lug nut torque today. I found that some of the lug nuts, which are a two-piece construction, had the outer jacket spin on the interior nut, making the nut too large for the socket. This made it damn near impossible to remove or tighten. I had to drive a 12 point socket onto the nut in order to remove the offending nuts. Fortunately I was able to find one-piece lug nuts at the local Napa store. They only had 20 on hand, but will have the other 4 in in the morning. Just wanted to see if this is a common problem or another one of those "No, Bob, just you" moments. Seems a shame AS would not opt for a quality part in such a critical location.
So sorry for your experience. We had the exact same experience with the poorly designed OEM lugs. I stripped 3 and just couldn't get them off! Finally took the coach to our local Discount Tire and they helped no charge. I did an autopsy on one of the stripped lugs and couldn't believe the shoddy two-part construction.

Replaced them all with Gorilla Automotive 41187HTB Heat Treated Acorn Bulge Lug Nuts (1/2" Thread Size). Torqued each down to specifications. Also added a lock lug to each tire.

Hang in there, it gets better as you make your new Pendleton home.

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Old 09-08-2016, 06:34 PM   #33
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Thanks Dennis
Everything is going well with a few hiccups. Now the awning won't work. Bob called zipdee and they sent new motor and control board but still doesn't work. Now we have an appt at the dealer to see if they can fix it. The frustrating part is that it did work on our first outing and then no more. Sigh....
Still love the trailer but sad about problems that occur. Still not willing to give it up!

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