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Old 09-30-2013, 02:23 PM   #11
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I also have a 4 way in the trailer...


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Old 09-30-2013, 03:05 PM   #12
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I bought a 4 way lug wrench from??? that folds down when not in a cross pattern. Easy to store. I've never had a flat yet but if and when I do, I have the lego blocks and have a bottle jack that came with my TV to use. I was going to get a trailer aid but did not want to have one more thing to stow in my TT.

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Old 09-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #13
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Have a 4way X bar in all my vehicles. Some years ago, I owned an Astro Van and found out the hard way that the Tire guy who did my brakes replaced a cross threaded stud with a new one that had a different size lug nut. Unfortunately I didn't find this out until I had a flat a few months later. Yup, all chocked and jacked in place and the GM wrench wouldn't fit the new stud. Went straight to the store and bought a cross bar. Then headed over to the tire store and demanded them to fix the stud size.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:42 PM   #14
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I have a 24" breaker bar, 6" extension, and 3/4" socket , all Snap-On, that live in the 5er basement permanently. Also have a Trailer-Aid and 3 ton bottle jack. Although I use air wrenches in my job, I never use them on the 5er studs. 24" breaker puts plenty of torque on the lugs.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:05 PM   #15
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When I purchased our trailer and started reading manuals they stressed the importance of torqueing the nuts after so many miles and again after that. I did buy a torque wrench at a good price and check them before most trips. Probably overkill since we don't torque our tv at regular intervals. Often wonder if the trailer shops torque them or just hit them with the impacts which I'd be afraid of over torqueing them.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:33 PM   #16
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Just got our trailer back from the dealer and had to torque the lug nuts, called the dealer up chewed them up and down. I also carry a 4 way and extra boards and a bottle jack.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:03 PM   #17
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I always carry a 4 way lug wrench and boards. I also think the truck jack and boards will be enough to get a tire changed.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:37 AM   #18
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4 way wrench, bottle jack, and torque wrench. The 4 way wrench and bottle jack stay in the camper all of the time.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:05 AM   #19
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #20
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4-way lug wrench in the front pass through storage along with enough of the Lynx Levelers to pick the side of the trailer up. Now, on my stock trailer and my utility trailer I don't. Guess I really should move the lug wrench to the truck and stick one in the Suburban so I would be covered no matter which trailer I have behind me.

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