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Old 07-19-2016, 12:18 PM   #1
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Lug nut torque

How often do you check the torque on your lug nuts?
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Not often enough. First year, every trip. Year 2-3 at beginning of season. Have not yet this year. But then I never check the lugs on my cars and drive them thousands more miles.


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Once in awhile. Mine stay tight.
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Before and after every trip. So far they've stayed tight.
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Not often enough. First year, every trip. Year 2-3 at beginning of season. Have not yet this year. But then I never check the lugs on my cars and drive them thousands more miles.
I wonder if the wheels on dual-axle TTs take more abuse than car wheels. I notice that if I am turning they are on different vertical angles to compensate for the pivot.
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I check before every trip. Takes 5 minutes for peace of mind.
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Old 07-19-2016, 04:21 PM   #7
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I check mine at the beginning and end of each season. Place a line on lug nut and rim if they move. You will know. I use the DWs fingernail polish that she bought then decided not to use. Easy to mark. Easy to remove.
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I check mine 4-5 times a day while traveling. It says to check them every 50 miles. We travel about 250 miles per day. So about 5 times.
Weird thing is I almost never see anyone else checking theirs. It seems like that's all I do.
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I check mine 4-5 times a day while traveling. It says to check them every 50 miles. We travel about 250 miles per day. So about 5 times.
Weird thing is I almost never see anyone else checking theirs. It seems like that's all I do.


That seems like a lot. My book said to check at 10, then again at 100, then at 500 or 1,000 and after that before and after every trip. Have yours ever loosened up? Mine have not.
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I check mine 4-5 times a day while traveling. It says to check them every 50 miles. We travel about 250 miles per day. So about 5 times.
Weird thing is I almost never see anyone else checking theirs. It seems like that's all I do.
It may say " The first fifty miles "
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Before and after every trip. So far they've stayed tight.
As long as you have the wrench out, you may as well do the before and after at the same time.

Trailer wheels are not located by the hub, but instead the lugs take all of the load. For this reason, they need to be checked more frequently than those on a vehicle that was built properly. New wheels may loosen faster because the nut needs to displace the paint and conform to the tapered hole.
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As long as you have the wrench out, you may as well do the before and after at the same time.

LOL. Yep I should have said "before OR after".
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How often do you check the torque on your lug nuts?
I keep checking but there is no change at all. Probably a good thing
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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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