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Old 06-16-2018, 04:21 PM   #1
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Lug nut on 2018 Classic 30’

We are getting ready to go on our first real trip in a few weeks and since our AS has been sitting for quite a while and not driven much, we were looking to check lug nuts on tires. Does anyone know the size of socket you need?
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:06 PM   #2
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Mine is a 13/16" socket which is also a 21mm socket. Either should work.
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:48 PM   #3
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And does anyone know specifically about the 2018 Classic 30’ if they have the two piece lug nut that is problematic that is mentioned on other places on the forum? And 12 or 6?
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And does anyone know specifically about the 2018 Classic 30’ if they have the two piece lug nut that is problematic that is mentioned on other places on the forum? And 12 or 6?
The lug nuts on our 30' 2018 Classic require a 13/16" socket. It's difficult to tell but I believe they are the jacketed 2 piece nuts and for that reason, just to be sure, I use a 6 point socket.
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And does anyone know specifically about the 2018 Classic 30’ if they have the two piece lug nut that is problematic that is mentioned on other places on the forum? And 12 or 6?


Apparently, AS started putting one piece lug nuts on sometime during the last part of the 2017 model run. I have an early 2017 and definitely had the two piece ones. There are 6 per wheel for a total of 24 of which 12 or 13 of mine where either cracked or spun off the actual lug nut. Which then requires a different size socket...nice. Replaced all with McGard solid chrome lug nuts with one locking lug nut on each wheel.
You should have one piece, solid lug nuts but it is worth checking. Very easy to tell the real deal from the fake. Fake look like shiny tin.
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Ours requires a 13/16 socket as mentioned by others, but they are one piece—check the lug nuts to see if “McGard” is stamped on the collar of the lug nut. If so, they should be good to go.
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My old lug nuts took a 3/4 inch socket. I replaced all of them after an issue of breaking off the top of the "fake" nut. Under the fake 3/4 inch is the base nut that required an 18mm socket. All the new ones are solid taking a 13/16 inch socket.
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.....check the lug nuts to see if “McGard” is stamped on the collar of the lug nut. If so, they should be good to go.
Good info, thanks! I checked and I have the "McGard" stamp so our 2018 30' Classic apparently has the solid lug nuts as well.
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Thanks for the help with the lug nuts. But how about a torque wrench that works? The one we bought to work with our hitch doesn’t work with the wheels. The handle is too long. Would a shorter handle work and give enough leverage to tighten? Obviously, I am not an expert, but what do you all use?
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Thanks for the help with the lug nuts. But how about a torque wrench that works? The one we bought to work with our hitch doesn’t work with the wheels. The handle is too long. Would a shorter handle work and give enough leverage to tighten? Obviously, I am not an expert, but what do you all use?
Get a 3" extension to go between the socket and torque wrench.
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Get a 3" extension to go between the socket and torque wrench.


Just what I needed to know. Thanks. Someday I will be proficient in all the tools I need.
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