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Old 02-29-2020, 06:03 PM   #1
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Torque?

Should we torque the wheels on our Class A? We have a 2016 30.1 ACE.
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Old 02-29-2020, 06:55 PM   #2
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Wheel fasteners/ lug nuts should be uniformly torqued. Your chassis owner manual should list the specified torque value.
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Old 02-29-2020, 07:23 PM   #3
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Wheel fasteners/ lug nuts should be uniformly torqued. Your chassis owner manual should list the specified torque value.
I might not have been as clear as I should in that I am wondering if they need to be routinely torqued every so many miles or months as part of our routine maintenance?
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Old 02-29-2020, 08:40 PM   #4
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I might not have been as clear as I should in that I am wondering if they need to be routinely torqued every so many miles or months as part of our routine maintenance?
I check mine after every oil change and any time a tire shop does tire work on my RV, car, truck or trailer. I have had tire shops drop the ball on this a few times over the years. Sometimes they are too loose, too tight or not uniform. I check them right in their parking lot.
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Old 02-29-2020, 08:48 PM   #5
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Old 02-29-2020, 11:04 PM   #6
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I'm driving the gator (a small underpowered side by side 4x4) two days ago and the left front wheel fell all the way off. One lug nut was right beside it, one 100ft away and no sign of the other three. All other wheels perfectly torqued.
Happened to me on a 1970 1/2 z28. Same drivers side front wheel, same story. Wheel fell off.
I had a vw sandbuggy with a REAL bus trans and the portal axles. Left rear wheel was so loose, but never came off, it slotted the holes about double size.
It never really clunked like you'd think it would.

Check your wheels on occasion.
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Old 02-29-2020, 11:18 PM   #7
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How do your like your 35M? We have a 2018 Hurricane 35M and love it! Bath and a half rocks....
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Old 02-29-2020, 11:46 PM   #8
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I'm driving the gator (a small underpowered side by side 4x4) two days ago and the left front wheel fell all the way off. One lug nut was right beside it, one 100ft away and no sign of the other three. All other wheels perfectly torqued.
Check your wheels on occasion.
We've got the six-wheeled version, and it also seems to like unscrewing those lug nuts...
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Old 03-01-2020, 02:11 PM   #9
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How do your like your 35M? We have a 2018 Hurricane 35M and love it! Bath and a half rocks....
We are real happy with it. The bath and a half was a huge reason to purchase. When we travel with another couple it is very convenient.
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Old 03-01-2020, 03:28 PM   #10
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Thanks!
I forgot to add that I check the chrome lock nuts that hold the wheel simulators on every time I do a pre trip inspection. I find they have a tendency to loosen.
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:06 PM   #11
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How are you guys checking the torque on your motorhome lug nuts? My 2004 Windsport lists 475 ft-lbs of torque and none of my torque wrenches go that high.
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:11 PM   #12
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How are you guys checking the torque on your motorhome lug nuts? My 2004 Windsport lists 475 ft-lbs of torque and none of my torque wrenches go that high.
Put on a one foot long cheater and measure 238ftlbs.

Or

buy the correct torque extension (look it up) and use that.

Or

Buy a torque multiplier and do the XX:1 math
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:16 PM   #13
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Torque!

I do mine on my 2016 Thor ACE 294 in the spring before I move it from the storage yard to our camping season campground, and again before I set out on any major trip. The correct torque setting is in the Ford F53 chassis manual. You will need a long handle torque wrench and a socket extension to allow it to clear the wheel well.
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:49 PM   #14
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For torque that high and much higher, Iíve used my body weight times the correct lever arm length. Itís not perfect but yields surprisingly good results if done carefully ó and likely more accurate than a guy with an impact wrench.

I once used this to get 2,400 lb-ft.
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Old 03-07-2020, 11:11 PM   #15
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Smile Torque!

150 for the wheels on your bus and 450 for the 22 inchers.

Better to her the click with a torque wrench than a snap with a breaker bar in my opinion.
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Old 03-08-2020, 12:23 AM   #16
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How are you guys checking the torque on your motorhome lug nuts? My 2004 Windsport lists 475 ft-lbs of torque and none of my torque wrenches go that high.
For tightening wheel fasteners/ lug nuts that require that many Ft/lbs I used a Stark Torque Multiplier lug nut remover and a 1/2 inch torque wrench. These cheap torque multipliers are available on Amazon. There are plenty of You tube videos about them too.
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Old 03-08-2020, 12:32 AM   #17
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How do you get the fake lug nut covers off to get to the real lug itís?
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Old 03-08-2020, 01:37 AM   #18
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How do you get the fake lug nut covers off to get to the real lug itís?
Ninjatoto,
Tell us the year, model and model number of your RV so we answer your question.
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Old 03-08-2020, 04:13 AM   #19
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How do you get the fake lug nut covers off to get to the real lug itís?
If you look carefully at your wheel covers you well see two or three of the fake lug nuts are separate from the wheel covers. Unscrew those and then pull the wheel covers off and you will see the real lug nuts.
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Old 03-08-2020, 01:30 PM   #20
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Itís a 2015 Thor ACE
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