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Old 11-20-2014, 01:22 PM   #1
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Size of socket for lugs

I have a 2014 27FB Flying Cloud. I am having difficulty finding the correct socket size for the wheel lug nuts. The problem I am having is the sockets I have is too large for the walls of the holes of the rim. I know this isn't very clear but hopefully someone will understand what Im attempting to communicate.
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:23 PM   #2
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Thin wall deep well 3/4" socket will work.
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:26 PM   #3
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You need a 3/4" six sided deep socket, preferably for a 1/2" drive. Most torque wrenches for the torque that you need are 1/2" drive.

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Old 11-20-2014, 03:16 PM   #4
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At Wal Mart I found a very nice L shaped lug nut wrench with an offset so it would remove the nuts easily, and it had several sockets including the correct size. They are thin enough for the Airstream wheels and nuts, and the wrench collapses to a nice small size. Under $20. I just leave it in the trailer all the time.
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And make it a 6 point.
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If you want to stay on top of the torque value on the lug nuts on your Airstream, you are going to need to have a torque wrench with values up to about 150 ft.lbs.

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Old 11-21-2014, 12:37 PM   #7
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Why does my lug wrench go on most of the lug nuts easily, but it won't go easily on a couple? Are the lug nuts steel with a chrome cap on them that might be bent/warped/distorted?
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Why does my lug wrench go on most of the lug nuts easily, but it won't go easily on a couple? Are the lug nuts steel with a chrome cap on them that might be bent/warped/distorted?
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Hi from AZ. . .as Rich said " yup" just replaced mine with solid steel nuts, not chrome caps, no more worries thank you. regards, Craig
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Costco has the solid chromed nuts. I replaced mine when I had the Michelins put on.
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What would be the interest/purpose in making something cheesy like lug nuts with chrome covers?
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:39 PM   #13
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Van1,

I also have a 2014 FC. When I went to torque my wheel nuts for the first time I experienced the same problem you described. I had to hammer the socket on two of the nuts to get the socket on. When I removed them I found the Chrome cover was cracked on both. I assumed I had cracked them during removal but went ahead and checked the "good" nuts and found a total of 15 of the twenty four nuts had cracked outer covers. My concern was two fold. First with the outer cover cracked its looser on the nut and could slip a little giving a false reading when I torqued them. Secondly, In the event I needed to remove the wheel while on the road. I didn't want to get in a situation where I had to ruin a nut getting it off and not having a replacement. I ended up replacing all mine with McGuard Tough Nuts. They are a solid chrome nut, made in the USA.

Good luck!
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