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Old 02-03-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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Fresh Rubber

Well Gang...

I finally got my fresh rubber on the trailer and got rid of the old dry rotten tires. Really does make a difference in towing with fresh rubber it just seem to glide better...



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Out the door cost $328 for 4 tires (Big O tires - Ontario, OR)
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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Looks like you`re ready to roll now. Where`s the chrome hubcaps?

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
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Darn thing had the cheap plastic hub caps and plastic lugnut covers which were all damaged I was already missing 1 hub cap...

So I said screw it... Yanked them all off and when I'm a few bucks ahead I'll pick out a nice set of chrome hub caps and lugs for the beast...
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:43 AM   #4
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i see a little bit of grease on your wheels
is that normal cause mine does that too and concerned me
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:54 PM   #5
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No water yet...

But that was after I lubed up the axle bearing and put a little bit of oil on the lug thread and it spun all over the rim. I just got to wash it up. It your case I'm going to imagine the tire shop might of spray a lube on the wheel studs and have the same effect...

Wash it up and see if it returns...
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:24 PM   #6
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I really don't think that lube is supposed to be used on lug nuts.
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yeah, I think I read that lubing the studs makes it too easy to over torque the lug nuts.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:01 AM   #8
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Hope to get new tires soon, new 199 sport 2 tires split less than 700 mi.on them .Jayco & dealer were quik to respond i hope to they replace all 4 i am leary of other 2. and yes tire pressure even between trips.
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yeah, I think I read that lubing the studs makes it too easy to over torque the lug nuts.
Not if you check them with a torque wrench as is recommended. I picked one up at Harbor Freight for around $35. It's probably not the most accurate one made, but I'm not torqueing head bolts on a race engine, and the specs for the trailer lugs are pretty loose, 90-120lbs. I check them every time I leave for a camping trip. I also carry a small air compressor so that both truck and trailer tires can be aired up while cold. Maybe overkill, but I'm a belt and suspenders guy.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:37 AM   #10
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LOL... I'm the same way I got a 1/2" driver torque in the shop solely for that purpose and check the wheel lugs anytime there is a wheel remounted... I set it for 100 foot/pounds for truck and the trailer(s)...
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