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Old 04-14-2011, 06:08 PM   #1
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Wheel Lug Nuts Checked & Re-torqued

The Jayco documentation received at delivery states the wheel lug nuts must be checked and re-torqued after the first 10, 25 & 50 miles, then periodically during travel.

Is this step required every trip or literally only the first 10, 25 & 50 miles and then periodically following those checks?

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Old 04-14-2011, 06:20 PM   #2
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My opinion - it is them covering themselves in case they left a lug nut lose. I would check them when it is new and then I check mine maybe twice a year - never had one come lose by itself.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:37 AM   #3
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This is for every time you take a wheel off the RV... Every vehicle should have the wheels re-torqued after 60 miles of driving when you change the tire..

My Jayco Eagle came with mags on it and they have what they call split nuts on them that Jayco says never need re-torquing...
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:21 AM   #4
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When I used to tow my 19ft TT and still towing my many utility trailers, I do perform a "walk around" before pulling away for the 1st time. For example, check its lights, check its safety chains, ensure TT windows are fully closed, ensure roof vents are down, ensure aerial is down. Ensure LP gas is off. Also check hitch pins, ensure wheel blocks are removed and check the lug nut tightness. A simple check with a manual wheel wrench takes very little time. One day, I should buy a cordless (battery) torque driver. Simply walk up to the wheel nuts and zip/zip - to ensure their nuts are still tight. In all, I probably check the wheel nuts 9-10 times a year.

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Old 04-16-2011, 11:53 PM   #5
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I check the torque every spring. Alloy wheels are the most common type to loosen. My trailer has the fancy lug nuts and alloy wheels and I will continue to check them.
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What lb to torque?
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If the company that towed your trailer from the factory to the dealer did their job the initial torque check should have been performed. I just wonder how many don't bother to check it.

The torque depends on your stud size so it could be anywhere from 95# to 110#. On some possibly even more.
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If the company that towed your trailer from the factory to the dealer did their job the initial torque check should have been performed. I just wonder how many don't bother to check it.

The torque depends on your stud size so it could be anywhere from 95# to 110#. On some possibly even more.
Most good dealers doing a PDI would pull the hubs so a re-torque is necessary.
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Seann, the key word there is "GOOD DEALER". I found a good one a 1000 miles North of where we bought it. The selling dealer's PDI man is the same guy that missed several things and couldn't adjust others. He didn't even bother to turn on the lights. I know this because one light didn't even have a bulb in it.
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