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Old 05-08-2015, 08:07 AM   #631
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Torque on 16" wheels

If one looks here

Steel Bolt Torque Specifications Table - Engineer's Handbook

it is apparent that a 1/2" stud, which I believe is what is on an AS, requires a bolt torque of 110 ft lbs if a Grade 7 bolt, or 106 ft lbs if grade 6. I doubt if AS uses a Grade 8 as these tend to rust veery easily.

The consequences of over torquing are that the bolt is stretched, the threads striped, and potential bolt failure can be a result.

While there are torque limiting sticks Professional torque sticks, sockets, multipliers and extension bars used by tire shops, I prefer to use my own torque wrench and make certain the stud is not damaged.
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All we need is a SINGLE answer, I think...and it ought to come from Airstream. And, unfortunately, we've had several "right" answers from the company that builds and warrants (ahem!) our trailers. If they can't get together with the right answer, then I think they leave themselves open for litigation if someone has an accident and a sharp engineer points out the inconsistency of their information on wheel torque. IF my wheel had taken someone's life, I assure you I would be that person.
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:29 PM   #633
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SJ even the tire shops don't depend on their air wrenches to set torque. A torque electric might be good getting them off and back on but final torque should be done with good torque wrench with the proper torque setting.
Thanks for your response. Do you or anyone else have recommendations for a good 18 V torque/impact wrench and a good manual torque wrench.
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Old 05-10-2015, 01:53 PM   #634
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Airstream has put on the internet a page that you can download a owners manual for the 2015/2016 Classic (free). On page 4-2 it states that you torque your aluminum rims to 110 ft. lbs. So with that and with it in print from Airstream the torque is 110. Now let this dog sleep.
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:12 PM   #635
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Just finished installing the Dometic central vacuum in the Classic. Somewhat easy if you know how to do things. Instruction book BAD. Unit fits in the trunk and takes little space, Power cord came up through a space under bed and reaches the outlet above the side cabinet. Hoses and stuff fits in the corner cubby under bed and wand goes in the closet. This thing has GREAT suction and cleaned up all of the dirt in not time. Highly recommend it .
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:11 PM   #636
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SJ for the torque wrench I have one from Lowes. Goes to 250ft/lb which I need for my ProPride. Reasonable price. Also the Airstream store sells a nice one. If I didn't have the one from Lowe's I would have bought the one they offer. Had a nice price.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:40 AM   #637
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The Serenity improves for 2016

Just something to catch some eyes....LOL. Now that we have the torque wrench thing figured out...Snap On, my choice, it is in the "Classic" tradition.
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog And, only $450!

But, for those of us who purchased 2015 models before the Classic was even announced, here is a Serenity "Upgrade".... a bit rough at present, but you can see how it does improve the interior security visually. In addition to some adjustments I will be adding cellular blinds to replace the shades in place at present.

Serenity Mods 05.10.15 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr

Be well.....
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Having enjoyed the benefits of the custom espresso counter while at Alumalina, I too say nice job, MsMoto.😎
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16" Wheel Torque - 125-135 lbs

Despite the fact that Airstream has been telling people for years that the correct torque for the 16" aluminum wheels was 110 lbs and it even says that in the 2015 Classic owners manual it appears that it's wrong. My wheels were removed today and the mechanic who was working on my trailer had a chart with pictures of all the wheels used on Airstreams posted on his tool box giving the correct torque. From this chart the correct torque for the 16" aluminum wheels is 125 - 135 lbs. When he finished I asked him what he had torqued my wheels at and he said 125 lbs. So it looks like customer service has been giving out correct information.
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2015 Classic Printed Owners Manuals

The manuals are at the printers. There will only be a very limited number printed and they will not automatically be sent to 2015 Classic owners. If you want a copy of the printed manual you need to call Airstream customer service and order it
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Maybe because I was the one with the wheel separation issue....but I do NOT see this as a sleeping dog issue. There have been multiple people in the Airstream service area who have cited 125-135 pounds as the correct torque for Aluminum wheel. My new Classic manual says 110. Maybe 15-25 pounds of torque is "insignificant" in the great world of mechanical engineering, but I think it is consequential. I will be meeting with senior Airstream leadership when I'm at Alumapalooza later this month. Once I get their pronouncement I will torque my wheels accordingly.
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Wheel torque

It may be important to determine the Grade of bolt AS is using for their wheel studs. It is not the wheel per se, but the ability of the stud to withstand the forces of high torque loads which determines the maximum torque used for tightening. These things stretch with each loading and unloading, and over torquing may stretch the stud beyond a point the stud can recover.

So, if someone can find out the grade rating of the AS studs, this should answer the question.
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