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Old 04-11-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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Lug socket size

I just purchased a 2008 28' Safari which is located 100 miles from where I live. I plan to pick her up next week but before I do I want to be prepared to fix a flat should the need arise. I have a ramp but need a tourque wrench and the proper sized and style socket. It would be helpful if someone could tell me the correct socket size and style of socket. I believe I read I need a thin walled long socket. Are there considerations when buying a tourque wrench other than a long handle? I will have a breaker bar for more leverage. It appears from the manual I need to tourque to 110 LB.
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John Dibble, Punta Gorda, FL
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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My trailer uses a 3/4" lug nut. Because of the thin chrome cover on the nuts it is important to use a six point socket. A deep socket and 10" extension work best.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:34 PM   #3
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It is important to carry a breaker bar as well as a torque wrench. While some torque wrenches will lose calibration when used at the high torques sometimes necessary to remove a stuck lug nut, the real problem with cheaper ones is that you may shear the teeth off the ratchet rendering the wrench useless (ask me how I know).
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I just purchased a 2008 28' Safari which is located 100 miles from where I live. I plan to pick her up next week but before I do I want to be prepared to fix a flat should the need arise. I have a ramp but need a tourque wrench and the proper sized and style socket. It would be helpful if someone could tell me the correct socket size and style of socket. I believe I read I need a thin walled long socket. Are there considerations when buying a tourque wrench other than a long handle? I will have a breaker bar for more leverage. It appears from the manual I need to tourque to 110 LB.
Thanks for your help.
John Dibble, Punta Gorda, FL
If you also plan for fixing flats or anything else along the road, bring a set of road triangles and a reflective safety vest...
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