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Old 04-06-2014, 09:59 AM   #11
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Looks like the torque wrench will be the next purchase I make.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:41 PM   #12
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Today I went and looked at my FIL's boat trailer and his heavy duty (7,000 lb) utility trailer and both of them have a large gap between the center hole of the rim and the trailer hub. I'm going to conclude from this observation that it is common practice for trailers.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:42 PM   #13
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Torque wrench bought!!!
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:55 PM   #14
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Great! You'll find it a useful tool to have.

Just food for thought....., pull out your WDH instructions and check the torque settings on your WDH once in awhile as well.

With my Reese WDH the ball mount bolts (3/4 size) have a 300 ft/lb installation specification. I torque the nuts to 150 ft/lbs (my torque wrench maximum), remove the torque wrench....., then turn the nut another 1/4 turn with a breaker bar to achieve the 300 ft/lb requirement. May have to put a cheater pipe on the breaker bar.

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Old 04-07-2014, 06:35 AM   #15
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Most of the less expensive ones are rated for 200 fp and will do fine for almost anything Rv related.
They are not top quality but are great to have with you.
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Great! You'll find it a useful tool to have.

Just food for thought....., pull out your WDH instructions and check the torque settings on your WDH once in awhile as well.

With my Reese WDH the ball mount bolts (3/4 size) have a 300 ft/lb installation specification. I torque the nuts to 150 ft/lbs (my torque wrench maximum), remove the torque wrench....., then turn the nut another 1/4 turn with a breaker bar to achieve the 300 ft/lb requirement. May have to put a cheater pipe on the breaker bar.

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Oh I didn't tought of that, by luck the E2 as to be torque at 250, wich is the maximum of the wrench I bought!
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Bought my first torque wrench this past week at Harbor Freight while we were in Dothan, Al. Got a set of 1/2inch sockets and away we go. Went out this morning and torqued all my lug nuts. Only one was even slightly under pressure. One click on the wrench all the way around. Now I will keep it with me.
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Bought my first torque wrench this past week at Harbor Freight while we were in Dothan, Al. Got a set of 1/2inch sockets and away we go. Went out this morning and torqued all my lug nuts. Only one was even slightly under pressure. One click on the wrench all the way around. Now I will keep it with me.
Great addition. Now you won't have to wonder if they are properly torqued!
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Hi just wondering if I need to jack up the trailer first to relieve the pressure on the bolts
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:43 AM   #20
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Last night I torqued my lugs expecting to find one loose after 6 months of ownership and a couple random trips, and everything was nice and snug. I was pleasantly surprised!
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