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Old 03-30-2011, 01:22 PM   #1
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Socket size to remove VersaLiner JAM nut/Lug nut?

I have a 2005 Adventurer with 22.5 size tires and I am trying to locate the correct deep socket size 6 pt or 12 to remove the 2 VersaLiner JAM nut/Lug nut cover holding on the liners. Unfortunately I am experiencing the effects of a RV service department over tightening the VersaLiner lug nuts on the liners on all four tires. The t-handle device to remove the lug nuts is just bending. I have read through many posts here and there are so many different socket suggestions that have not worked for me. The Model of the VersaLiner's are Dicor 22569. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:03 PM   #2
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I just bought a 1 9/16" socket about three weeks ago that did the job for me but it was 3/4" drive, the nut covers are not on that tight so I think you could use water pump type pliers with the socket if needed.

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You might want to measure the size of the nut to give the best idea of what you need.
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On my previous MH all the lug nuts and jam nuts on the drivers side were reverse thread. Which side are you trying to remove on?
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:35 PM   #4
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John thank you for the help. Is the 1 9/16" socket you used a normal or deep type socket?
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I am trying to remove all four wheel liners to because the service tech torqued them down instead of normal installation.
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John thank you for the help. Is the 1 9/16" socket you used a normal or deep type socket?
Shallow socket just because it was cheaper than a deep socket and I really have had no need in the past 20 to 30 years for the socket otherwise. Of course it could have just been lost or misplaced recently and I did not know it but I doubt it.

I've read a few times in the past about people twisting or damaging the original flimsy socket/tool trying to remove them but it was absolutely no problem using a 3/4 drive ratchet, in fact I was more afraid of damaging the nut cover until I loosened the first one.
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Don't know if you just used the wrong terminology or not but torqueing is the correct way to install. Your user manual should tell you how much torque to apply when tightening and will probably advise that you recheck after some amount of miles.
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I had a welder fix the little T-handle wrench, but you cold just take with you when you buy the socket and match them.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:32 PM   #9
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I use a 1 9/16 regular depth socket and a 3/4" to 1/2" adapter and a 6" extension. It works great. I keep a 7/8" for the water heater plug and a 33MM for the wheel lugs but I doubt I could get them off if I tried.
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I had the same problem, someone really overtightend the 3 nuts that hold the hub cover plate on. I could not locate a reasonably priced socket, I figured $35.00 was a bit much for a socket. The fancy covers on the 3 nuts are held onto the actual cap nut with dimples, the ones that identify the nuts to remove. You can carefully pry the fancy cap off the nut then use the proper size socket to remove the 3 extra nuts that hold the plate on and expose the actual wheel nuts. You should probably re-dimple the fancy covers with a screwdriver blade to make sure they stay in place once you put them back on. If you re-install the fancy cover nuts with the flimsy tool supplied, I doubt if you could overtighten them for the next time.
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$4.00 for the socket @ Harbor Freight.

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