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Old 10-27-2005, 09:40 PM   #15
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I tried to loosen some of the bolts on the rims today.Man O Man,Did I have the hardest time twisting those bolts.I could not get one to loosen up at all.I am gonna try the pipe for some leverage.
I am planning on getting a bottle jack for the Airstream and cut some 2x4' so it will be between the jack and aluminum.Could anyone possibly please post a few pics to show me where a good place to put the jack at when and if I were to get a flat tire.I just want to get this right so I dont screw anything up.Thank You.
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Old 10-28-2005, 03:46 AM   #16
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Devoman, the definitive thread on this issue, with photos, is at http://www.airforums.com/forum...airstream.html?
In short, you jack on the steel girder that is the attachment point for the axle.
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I tried to loosen some of the bolts on the rims today.Man O Man,Did I have the hardest time twisting those bolts.I could not get one to loosen up at all.I am gonna try the pipe for some leverage.
I am planning on getting a bottle jack for the Airstream and cut some 2x4' so it will be between the jack and aluminum.Could anyone possibly please post a few pics to show me where a good place to put the jack at when and if I were to get a flat tire.I just want to get this right so I dont screw anything up.Thank You.
Just in case...I have a 19'Bambi.
Check these out

http://www.balrgn.com/Airstream/DSC02449.jpg

http://www.balrgn.com/Airstream/DSC02467.jpg

You can find more detail here
http://www.balrgn.com/airstream_project_2005.htm

Good Luck!
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Thats interesting - the 70's alumuninum wheel lug nuts clearly state 95 pounds torque......

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I presented this question back in Aug.in regards to checking Lug nuts after each trip &TomW stated it wasn't necessary unless he was missing something.Well TomW there appears to be a very very good reason to check them.
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100 #'s here

Well, I was about to leave today, when I noticed one tire was fairly low on air (rear streetside on the trailer). I went to the friendly discount tire.... they found a 2 1/2" nail (actually two nails) in that tire! Glad I had them check. I asked them about the torque on my Outlaw II rims - they said 100 lbs of torque per lug.

I'm loading up now, and will check the lugs on the way.
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I presented this question back in Aug.in regards to checking Lug nuts after each trip &TomW stated it wasn't necessary unless he was missing something.Well TomW there appears to be a very very good reason to check them.
This is a scary topic. I can’t count the times that I have heard this story when I was in the axle business.

My recommendation – carry a good torque wrench, preferably the “clicker” type, with you at all times. Check the lugs very frequently. This may sound anal unless you have seen the results of a single axle trailer loosing a wheel. This may seem a bit pricey, but look at what it could save. Snap-on makes an excellent one for around $200.00. With proper care – your grandkids will be able to use it when you pass.

Just a note (and I know it’s been mentioned before) know the proper torque for your set up. Too much is as bad as too little.

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