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Old 08-21-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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2006 Sighteer Wheel Torque

I have a relative that just purchased a new-to-him 2006 Winnebago Sightseer on a Ford 18k chassis. I know nothing about this chassis and was hoping someone could answer a question.

I downloaded the 2004 and 2006 Ford F-53 Owner's Manual (chassis build date is 05/05 but there was no specific manual from Ford for that model-year; I 'read' somewhere that Ford didn't produce a 2005 model-year chassis. Don't know if that is true or not) and we are not sure what the wheel torque should be, as it lists two different specifications. He has not removed the wheel simulators and might not be able to tell anyway.

M14 x 1.5 bolt size / 170 lb.ft. (230 N.m)
M22 x 1.5 bolt size / 515 lb.ft (700 N.m)

Could someone tell me the specific bolt size and torque for this 05/05 Ford F-53 18k chassis?

Thank you. -RT
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If it has the 19.5 wheels, lug nut torque is 150 - 165 lb ft per Ford's revised wheel lug nut installation procedure.

They recommend adding 1 drop of oil between the nut and flat washer but NOT to put any oil on the nut or stud threads.

Pg. 51 of my 2000 Ford owners manual reflects Bolt Size as M14 x 2.0 whatever that may be..However specs may have changed on later models.

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Thank you LVJ58 for the reply.

Anyone with a 2005 or 2006 Ford F-53, would you say that's the numbers for the newer chassis? Since Ford dominates the gas-engine chassis market now, there must be a lot of members with the newer chassis and there is such a huge difference in what Ford states, I want to get the torque specifications right. (170 lb.ft vs. 515 lb. ft.)

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I would think the larger numbers are for alloy wheels and the smaller ones for steel wheels. The steel wheels probably have removable simulators on them to make them appear to be alloy.
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I believe the higher spec is if the rig is equipped with 22.5 tires. I don't know if that was an option on the 18K chassis in 05 or not.
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I would think the larger numbers are for alloy wheels and the smaller ones for steel wheels. The steel wheels probably have removable simulators on them to make them appear to be alloy.
Horseshoe and Topflite51;

Both of those replies seem logical. The 30B does have 19.5" wheels/tires and wheelsimulators. The online version of the 2006 Winnebago brochure does not list either a 19.5" or 22.5" wheels/tires that I can see, though the 2006 Ford F-53 specifications does show both. My guess too is that the 30B on an 18k chassis did not have optional 22.5's, so I would think that chassis would have the lower torque specification. -RT
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Look carefully at a lugnut. It will be stamped on it somewhere.
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