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Old 06-13-2016, 06:36 PM   #31
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Carry a piece of pipe, 30" long, that can slip over the lug wrench for leverage. If you can't loosen the lug nuts a jack isn't of much use. A 12"x12" piece of plywood is good to have as a firm base for the jack or jack stand when pulling over onto a soft or uneven shoulder. Do a dry run at home to make sure the jack has enough lift. When hooking up the trailer check the emergency flashers.
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:46 PM   #32
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Same piece of pipe can be used to remove any barrel locks on the trailer or tow vehicle for which keys have been lost/misplaced
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:06 PM   #33
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Carry a piece of pipe, 30" long, that can slip over the lug wrench for leverage.

Or, a 2 foot breaker bar with a swivel and a socket that works on the lugs. Carry a torque wrench for putting them back on.


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Old 06-13-2016, 09:58 PM   #34
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Carry a piece of pipe, 30" long, that can slip over the lug wrench for leverage.
People using snipes - or anything else not intended as a tool but with great force applied to it - always make me a little nervous. I like this better:
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Or, a 2 foot breaker bar with a swivel and a socket that works on the lugs. Carry a torque wrench for putting them back on.
And the same socket works with both the bar and the torque wrench. Once loosened with the bar, the torque wrench can be used as a ratchet if desired. The flex handle (breaker bar) and socket is my solution... even without the torque wrench.
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Torque wrench

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Or, a 2 foot breaker bar with a swivel and a socket that works on the lugs. Carry a torque wrench for putting them back on.


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Torque wrench? I don't need no stinking torque wrench, says the champion of the upcoming Mississippi River Rally Torque Yer Nutz contest.
Seriously, the torque wrench as long as it's reasonably in calibration should always be used on the reinstall and checked the first time you stop afterwards. Right Eric ? In my not so humble opinion. Why lie?
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Torque wrench? I don't need no stinking torque wrench, says the champion of the upcoming Mississippi River Rally Torque Yer Nutz contest.
Seriously, the torque wrench as long as it's reasonably in calibration should always be used on the reinstall and checked the first time you stop afterwards. Right Eric ? In my not so humble opinion. Why lie?
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Get that contest rig built yet? A lot of lugs nuts in my garage seemed to need to be checked frequently lately.....
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Hey It's been hot and I have been busy driving 6000 miles in three weeks and partying down three nights in a row with 335 of my closest friends at my 50 th high school reunion. I am collecting the components and also showed Loren the centerpiece of the trophy. Top Secret.
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Torque Yer Nutz contest.
Torque, you're nuts! You already have that contest won, hand's down.
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If you have a 19/21/5.0, then you should think about a Rapid Jack from Andersen Hitches
We carry one and I have "tested" it at home but have yet to be as unfortunate to do a road test


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Have that too David. Haven't had a flat, but like you, I've tested it and there's ample clearance. Only issue I've had is it's a little large for the tongue box, so I store ours under the bed via the side hatch.


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