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Old 04-19-2016, 08:34 AM   #1
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Impact Wrench and Lug Nut Size on 2016 Jayflight?

So this is probably a foolish newbie question. The lug nut size on our travel trailers are not the same size as vehicles correct? What is the exact size?

I was wondering if I could use an impact wrench hooked up to my viar rv compressor to tighten the lug nuts? Can anyone recommend a good set of locking nuts to purchase?

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Old 04-19-2016, 09:00 AM   #2
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I wouldn't use an impact wrench.
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Also I'm thinking it might be better to get an electrical impact wrench instead of using the conpressor. Would a 1/2 work? My truck has the ability to plug in a standard plug in the dashboard. Will this be enough power to operate the wrench?

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I thought Jayco recommends the lugs tightened to a certain pressure?

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I thought Jayco recommends the lugs tightened to a certain pressure?

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That's what your torque wrench is for.
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So this is probably a foolish newbie question. The lug nut size on our travel trailers are not the same size as vehicles correct? What is the exact size?

I was wondering if I could use an impact wrench hooked up to my viar rv compressor to tighten the lug nuts? Can anyone recommend a good set of locking nuts to purchase?

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I can't help with the size, but there is a torque specification for the wheel lug nuts (as well as a pattern). I'm sure it's in your manual.
It's not a matter of just getting the lug nuts tight. It's a matter of tightening them correctly.
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That's what your torque wrench is for.
Can you recommend what size torque wrench?

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I can't help with the size, but there is a torque specification for the wheel lug nuts (as well as a pattern). I'm sure it's in your manual.
It's not a matter of just getting the lug nuts tight. It's a matter of tightening them correctly.
Thank you, I did not have a chance to check that section of the manual yet. I am at work and trying to get tools/parts as quickly as possible.

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They are usual 13/16 sockets (on 5 bolts and 6 bolts). But get a torque wrench not an impact wrench. And go shopping quickly because there might be no tomorrow.
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They are usual 13/16 sockets (on 5 bolts and 6 bolts). But get a torque wrench not an impact wrench. And go shopping quickly because there might be no tomorrow.
Thank you, 1/2 torque wrench correct?

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