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Old 04-01-2015, 07:47 PM   #1
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re-torque of trailer wheels/what's the ft.lbs.

I picked up my new 21-0.Travelled back to AB.I guess that I should re-tourque the wheels.Can someone tell me the ft.lbs. per wheel.The pull home went really good.The mountain passes had next to no snow on them.Please be careful ,when travelling thru the N.P.At this time the animals are moving,very close to the highways.To get the green shoots of grass & the salt.As I was heading east of Field bc.I came up on a herd of Elk.There always seems,that one of them has to venture out onto the pavement.I was able to stop,let the bull cross the road.When I looked in my mirrors,i could see blue smoke.It was a semi trying to stop.Scary for all concerned.No harm done to man or beast this time..drive safe,everyone...
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Scary for you, and then there is the bill for tires on that semi.
Had similar on the way to Prince George, except I was behind the semi. Looked like a scene from Apocalypse Now, with all the tire smoke and every light on the semi turned on. Scmucked fender on the semi and moose nowhere to be found.
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:51 PM   #3
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Hi Brian- congrats on the new 21! The torque settings and pattern are in the Escape manual: sequentially 25/50/110.
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I have a sticker, applied by ETI, on the driver side of our 21 that states that the lug nuts are to be tightened to 90-95 ft/lbs. We have the aluminum rims.
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I have a sticker, applied by ETI, on the driver side of our 21 that states that the lug nuts are to be tightened to 90-95 ft/lbs. We have the aluminum rims.
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The sticker on my 17B says the same, 90-95 ft/lbs and I have the steel wheels.
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:08 PM   #6
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The sticker on my 17B says the same, 90-95 ft/lbs and I have the steel wheels.
Here's a photo of P. 60 in Escape Trailer Owner's Manual

Would Site Team please fix picture?

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Thank you Donna; my main reason for showing this was to remind all it should be done in three steps. Over-tightening is a bad thing, as is over-tightening WDH's.
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Reace had mine torqued higher than the spec, around 105-110 lbs at the factory. He told me to retorque to 95 afterwards.
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Good safety reminder, but which one is correct (90-95 or 110)? I only have the sticker. I'll have to check the owners manual, but I don't think I have that page.

Oops, rbryan4 just got in before my input. Thanks for the input.
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The lug nut torque on alloy wheel should be checked frequently.
https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech...jsp?techid=107
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