Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-20-2016, 03:11 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Randakk's Avatar
 
2015 23' FB Flying Cloud
Pinehurst , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 27
Wheel Lug torque Spec?

New 15" Sendel wheels and Michelin tires arrive next week for our 2015 23FB.

Question: I assume the OEM lug nut spec of 110 ft./lbs of torque still applies.

Am I correct?

Thanks.
__________________

__________________
Randall Washington (Randakk)
Pinehurst, NC
2015 Flying Cloud 23FB
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4WD
www.randakks.com
Randakk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2016, 03:19 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8,138
Images: 33
My manual says 110 to 120. I set to 115.
__________________

__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2016, 07:03 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Caffeinated's Avatar
 
2015 27' Flying Cloud
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 664
On my '15 FC, the Manuel speaks extensively on the importance of correctly torquing your wheels, and checking them at 10, 25, and 100 miles. But nowhere does it say what the torque values should be.

So I emailed Sendel, and asked. They said there should be a sticker on the trailer with the torque values, but if there is I can't find it. They also said industry standards are from 90-110 for their 15 inch wheels.

So I emailed customer service at Jackson Center, and got a reply from Craig Weir, who stated that the torque values for my wheels (Sendel T02 15) were from 110-120.

Mike
__________________
Caffeinated is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 07:10 AM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
Randakk's Avatar
 
2015 23' FB Flying Cloud
Pinehurst , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 27
Thanks.

Torque specs for 2015 Flying Cloud models are published here:

https://www.airstream.com/wp-content...Cloud_2015.pdf

That's where I retrieved the 110 ft./lb MAX torque value for aluminum wheels.

(Page 4-4)
__________________
Randall Washington (Randakk)
Pinehurst, NC
2015 Flying Cloud 23FB
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4WD
www.randakks.com
Randakk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 07:25 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Caffeinated's Avatar
 
2015 27' Flying Cloud
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 664
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randakk View Post
Thanks.

Torque specs for 2015 Flying Cloud models are published here:

https://www.airstream.com/wp-content...Cloud_2015.pdf

That's where I retrieved the 110 ft./lb MAX torque value for aluminum wheels.

(Page 4-4)
Oh my, what a dolt I am. I was looking in the wrong place in my owners manual and could not find the values. It is in section 4. Thx Randakk.

Mike
__________________
Caffeinated is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 08:43 AM   #6
Moderator
 
moosetags's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10,762
Images: 5
I have always used 115 ft. lbs. on my 16" Sendel T03's. I mark it above the wheel wells as a reminder.

Brian
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_6502.jpg
Views:	122
Size:	122.9 KB
ID:	262877  
__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2018 Silverado 2500 (Lillian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 08:59 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
Visiting Jackson Center Service Center last month we had our 16" Sendel wheels/Michelin tires rotated, brakes and bearings checked. I asked the tech what torque they used. 110 ft lbs for 15" aluminum wheels/tires, 120 ft lbs for 16" aluminum wheels. So that's what we use. They also put a sticker on the entrance door to recheck torque at specific mileages after wheel service, I don't remember the exact mileage.
__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 11:22 AM   #8
3 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
jackson center , Ohio
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randakk View Post
New 15" Sendel wheels and Michelin tires arrive next week for our 2015 23FB.

Question: I assume the OEM lug nut spec of 110 ft./lbs of torque still applies.

Am I correct?

Thanks.
Wheel torque for my 2014 Flying Cloud is 115#
__________________
Schu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 11:57 AM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
DeltaRon's Avatar
 
2015 28' Flying Cloud
Cumming , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 228
Wheel torque

I have 16" wheels. Just had tires rotated at JC this past Tuesday and they torqued at 130. That's the value also on the sticker they placed on entry door.
__________________
DeltaRon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 12:22 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
tjdonahoe's Avatar
 
2013 31' Classic
billings , Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,843
My 2013 31 classic says 110 lbs air, use it for the 16" also....
__________________
tjdonahoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 12:24 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
Wayne&Sam's Avatar
 
2014 25' Flying Cloud
Cuddebackville , New York
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,099
Images: 21
I go with 125 ft/lb on my 16" because JC told me the torque was 125-130.

They told me this in 2011.
__________________
2014 25' Flying Cloud Rear Twin
2012 Dodge Durango Hemi/AWD
Wayne&Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 01:51 PM   #12
3 Rivet Member
 
MarkFinATX's Avatar
 
2016 28' Pendleton
Currently Looking...
Austin & Santa Fe , TX & NM
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 101
So, the manual for our 2016 Pendleton states 110 ft./lbs. with 16" Sendel alloy wheels, and Michelin LT 225/75 R16's. I've been running the tires at 80 psi. Any suggestions for tire pressure?
__________________
Don't look back, you're not headed there anyway
MarkFinATX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 02:18 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8,138
Images: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkFinATX View Post
So, the manual for our 2016 Pendleton states 110 ft./lbs. with 16" Sendel alloy wheels, and Michelin LT 225/75 R16's. I've been running the tires at 80 psi. Any suggestions for tire pressure?

What does Michelin and Airstream recommend? There should be a sticker on the side of the trailer with recommended tire pressures.
__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 02:20 PM   #14
PKI
Rivet Master
 
PKI's Avatar
 
2015 23' FB Flying Cloud
Walnut Creek , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 2,016
All quite interesting - The studs and nuts are all the same, correct? Seems odd that one stud would be torqued at one level and another at a higher level. The wheel material is same, surface area is same, and stud strength is same, only the load and force that might be applied is variable. Interesting that a 1/2-20 stud would be torqued to multiple different levels. Is the thickness and length of stud different between 14, 15 and 16 inch wheels or does the engagement length change when moving from the 5-6 hole wheel? Again, it is what it is. Just surprising that there is a difference. My education awaits your informed input. Pat
__________________

__________________
PKI is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Torque spec Aviator Axles 0 12-11-2010 06:49 AM
lug bolt torque dosstx Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 7 03-15-2009 01:01 AM
torque spec Daddy4Bob Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 8 02-18-2007 04:30 PM
Lug Nut Torque alan Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 46 11-27-2006 10:32 PM
Correct Torque for wheel lug nuts? Cracker Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 2 05-30-2004 10:24 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.