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Old 07-20-2016, 10:40 PM   #15
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If I have loosened them, I check them every gas stop. They do settle in.

Once they stay tight I usually check them before each trip.
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A year plus back I replaced my axles and hubs, kept the same wheels & tires. I use a decent torque wrench for the adjustments. I had notable lug movement after the first 5, 10, 50 & 100 miles. Then they started to settle-in. After perhaps the first 700 miles I seldom see any movement. I still check them every morning before I hit the road as peace of mind. I also check the tire pressures at the same time. Once in a while one lug will move a little before the click.

I use a TPMS system for tire pressures/temps, but I still check the pressure before the trailer moves from a cold start. I can top off any tire with my CO2 system while in the campground as opposed to stopping and trying top off a warm/hot tire.

Don't forget to repeat the torquing sequence every time a wheel is pulled for any reason. Store your torque wrench in accordance with its instructions.
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I find it interesting that they tell you to check the torque after 50 miles. At the point the trailer is at the dealer, it's already got hundreds of miles on it, and what are the chances that the transport company stopped 50 miles from the factory to check the torque on all of the lug nuts? Ha!
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I check mine before every trip, I also test the air in the tires at this time (including the spare)
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I find it interesting that they tell you to check the torque after 50 miles. At the point the trailer is at the dealer, it's already got hundreds of miles on it, and what are the chances that the transport company stopped 50 miles from the factory to check the torque on all of the lug nuts? Ha!
My thoughts exactly !! I bought mine at an RV show which is at least a 250 mile round trip from the dealer. Plus, I have towed it at least 600 miles. Checked the lug nuts last night and they were still bang-on.
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Check them before a trip and at our first stop. I hate surprises on the highway....
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When I have new tire installed I will torque about 100 to 200 miles.
I then just check at the start of the season along with air pressure.

Why would it be different than any other vehicle?
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I find it interesting that they tell you to check the torque after 50 miles. At the point the trailer is at the dealer, it's already got hundreds of miles on it, and what are the chances that the transport company stopped 50 miles from the factory to check the torque on all of the lug nuts? Ha!
I think they place the same sticker on all trailers. I have seen some of the smaller trailers delivered on a lowboy.
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As I stated above I check the torque and pressure every morning before hitting the road. Very cheap insurance and I never have had any tire issues doing it this way. Milage for others may vary! I know from experience that the lug nuts may need to be cinched down from time to time. The side wall stress on tandem tires is quite different from single axle configs in turns. More so in tight turns. There are plenty blogs and videos about this. This lateral force can affect the lugs nuts and bearings. If a transport driver loses a tire its not my problem, they will do as they will. If I lose a tire its a BIG issue to me. I just consider good driving practices includes risk management. Enjoy your travels.
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