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Old 05-05-2015, 09:07 PM   #29
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I'm guessing that the lug nut torque should be about 450 ft. lbs on a 22.5 wheel...but don't remember where I read that (unless I dreamed it).

Anyone have those wheel tightening specs or can tell me where to find them.

My search engine on this forum doesn't bring up anything??

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Old 05-06-2015, 09:06 AM   #30
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Yeah the "search this forum" doesn't work very well. Use the main search, powered by Google near the top of the page instead and then look for which forum from the results.

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Old 05-07-2015, 07:08 AM   #31
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Well, did a little shopping yesterday and bought a couple of other items for wheel removal that will be for the shop mostly.

I'll carry the Toque Multiplier lug nut remover in the coach always for emergencies like last week... (showed this earlier)


and perhaps the air/bottle jack, depending on how well it functions. Naturally I won't be able t try them all out for a week because the wheel dolly had to be ordered.

Heres the links to the new tool additions :


1 in. Industrial Pinless Air Impact Wrench

Omega Tire Dolly — 300-Lb. Capacity, Model# 93030 | Wheel Dollies| Northern Tool + Equipment

I found a identical Jack (almost) considerably cheaper ($30) at Northern Tool..which I may get and return the hone I bought from HF.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:13 AM   #32
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Better check the carrying capacity--you may have to leave the "road grill" or the beach towels at home next time [smile]. You got to love a tool guy.....
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:01 AM   #33
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After last week and the fight with that wheel I'd leave whatever it took to be better prepared.

I've decided that:

1. A Torque Multiplier lug nut remover, ( a 1:68 gear ratio can be bought for $60) I bought a 1:78 ratio

2. A 20 ton air /hydraulic jack ($90)....the coach air supply makes using one of these a snap...or it can be pumped up manually.

3. A simple wheel dolly that has a removable handle and and can be stored easily in a bin for $90

are "mandatory emergency equipment" for me.

I could have handled the emergency situation "easily" with the three above items, for a $240 total investment .

Like Carl Mauldin said "I'll never leave home" without those items. I would have paid "much more than that" when I was out there on that hot pavement , soaking wet with sweat and straining every fiber in my body to break those lug nuts loose.

I have a towing policy...but towing an RV with hydraulic brakes problems isn't like towing air brakes, it's a bit more complicated. Especially when they are locked up.

I went ahead bought the big impact for my shop...and didn't splurge on that, just bought one with good reviews from Harbor Freight. It may only get used once or twice..ever. But I'll have it next week when I pull "all" the wheels, service the brakes and change the brake fluid.

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