Originally Posted by SkyBound
Also, remember when storing a torque wrench to back off the tension to the ZERO mark. Most trailers have 13/16 lug nuts on them - I bought a dedicated 13/16 deep socket (YOU NEED A DEEP SOCKET TO CLEAR THE TIRE).
... and be sure the socket you buy is the correct DRIVE size for your torque wrench (3/8" or 1/2" square).
Also, buy the 6-point socket (6 flat surfaces contacting the lug nut) as opposed to a 12-point: Why? Because if the socket is not square on the lug nut, the 6-point socket is less likely to round off the corners of the lug nut; or, if your lug nut corners are already rounded, the 6-point will still work when a 12-point won't.
Also, buy an 'impact' socket. Those sockets are a bit more expensive and have thicker material. On the side of the road with a flat tire, having the socket break is one more thing you don't want to have happen.
And I'll include this: Unless you have tightened your lug nuts yourself, and you plan on put on your spare tire by yourself, you'll need a way to jack up your trailer (Attention newbies: Jacks are not usually included with trailers
) and be sure YOU can remove the lug nuts
Short story: I had tires rotated on a class-B. When I went to install my mounted snow tires a few weeks later, I could not
remove the lug nuts by hand. I had to go back to the 'service station' and have them use their impact gun to loosen the lug nuts on all 4 wheels. I was glad I found out before I had a flat tire, but that was the last time I ever went back to them.