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Old 05-23-2019, 09:26 AM   #1
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Aluminum wheel torque

Seems like a while back when I first started reading the forum there was a discussion about torqueing procedure for the aluminum wheels especially on the new trailers. What is the wheel torque and interval for these wheels? Thank you
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Seems like a while back when I first started reading the forum there was a discussion about torqueing procedure for the aluminum wheels especially on the new trailers. What is the wheel torque and interval for these wheels? Thank you

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Thank You! So it's a 3 stage process and you do it three times the first 186 miles.
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Thank You! So it's a 3 stage process and you do it three times the first 186 miles.

And it's really necessary with alloy wheels. When we picked up our 2015 Escape, we drove about 100 km (60 mi.±) to Bay View SP, near Burlington, for our first few nights. Retorqueing/tightening was significant.
Next 90 mi. was to Olympic NP on the Peninsula. Second retorqueing there: noticed some movement.

Third campsite was Bogachiel SP near Forks, WA, about 70 mi..
Third check of torque: all was good. Now, seasonal checks only: all is good.
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And it's really necessary with alloy wheels. When we picked up our 2015 Escape, we drove about 100 km (60 mi.±) to Bay View SP, near Burlington, for our first few nights. Retorqueing/tightening was significant.
Next 90 mi. was to Olympic NP on the Peninsula. Second retorqueing there: noticed some movement.

Third campsite was Bogachiel SP near Forks, WA, about 70 mi..
Third check of torque: all was good. Now, seasonal checks only: all is good.
Thanks After we pick the trailer up we're spending a couple of night in Lynden and I'll retorque there and try to remember to do it as we head south. I once left a spare somewhere on the Cassiars. I did find a spare outside of Dease Lake that fit the Aliner.
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