Originally Posted by Polk
Yes I preloaded by turning hub and loosing nut and then finger tight.
"Finger Tight" sounds a bit loose to me.
Just after installing the cotter pin, while the tire is still off the ground, how does the wheel feel:
A. Spins freely?
B. Spins down in 4 or 5 seconds?
C. Stops as soon as you quit pushing?
Grab the opposite edges of the tire; Left and right, then top and bottom; Try and twitch the tire vs. the axle. Do you feel:
1. As if you are trying to flip the whole trailer over?
2. There might be a bit of give, but maybe it's the rubber of the tire?
3. A slight click or twitch?
If your answer is not B2, then your spindle nut tightening procedure needs to be re-worked.