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Old 11-23-2015, 11:11 AM   #51
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Bob - it makes no differentiation between steel and aluminum? I guess I am really a slacker. I torque them when I put them on and then recheck after a bit of driving. Never noticed any that were not still very close to the original torque setting. I can't figure out why they would be more prone to loosening than those on a car/truck would be?
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:12 AM   #52
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Although I would like aluminum wheels, a fellow poster mentioned about the need
to keep tightening the lug nuts & said they may need continued maintenance, and that is the reason I am not getting them.
I am unable to bend my knee too much because of a complicated knee replacement & the thought of taking care of the wheels was enough to go to steel rims.

Can some body who has aluminum wheels advise me on their car.

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I checked mine after 500 miles and not since then, still tight.
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:14 AM   #53
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So, did you remove the 4.3 frig to modify it ? Do you feel that temps above 42 degrees will keep perishables safe ? Trying to provide pertinent info to the OP.
Jubal ,yes I did remove frig and insulated the whole cavity . Having 2 previous Dometic frig's felt insulation was lacking on frig itself . Made my fan on back of frig controlled by a switch . Added another vent fan which I also can control with switch . Moved thermistor outside holder . Removed back wood ledge and remade to a new one that is at a 45 degree angle (just above opening at rear ) Yes I made changes going down to 31 never happened before on this frig . Also 42-43 was from opening door , however it recovered very fast . I think the new fridge quard will solve that , not losing cold when door is opened . Makes sense to me . Also things won't fall out when I open door after traveling . The 31 was in morning then 36-37 was approx temp in day . So for me frig is greatly improved . Pat
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:33 PM   #54
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I'd get the aluminum rims because they look 'way' cool.
I'd get the solar ready package because you may want to install solar later and it's a great resale option.
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:49 PM   #55
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I thought I wanted aluminum rims ( I was about to replace tires anyway ), but one day, I looked out the kitchen window at the trailer and I thought, "I like those white wheels".
Not sure why I suddenly went retro, but I did.
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:10 PM   #56
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On rims I am good with the white steel rims that were standard. Our previous owner had added a chrome beauty rings which seem to be
of good quality as they clean up nice and take a good polish. I'm more concerned that they stay true and hold air well. The aluminum rims are sharp no doubt. It's a personal preference issue to me. The main thing is to keep them rolling.
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:27 PM   #57
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Bob - it makes no differentiation between steel and aluminum? I guess I am really a slacker. I torque them when I put them on and then recheck after a bit of driving. Never noticed any that were not still very close to the original torque setting. I can't figure out why they would be more prone to loosening than those on a car/truck would be?
I don't see anywhere in the manual that says to treat one type different then the other.

I imagine the vast majority of trailer owners don't touch the lug nuts, and certainly not as often as the manuals to do so.

You're supposed to test the Break-away cable weekly or before each trip, Clean the battery cables and check the water level monthly. Inspect the brakes and sanitize the water system every 3 months. And of course repack the wheel bearings every year. How many of those do folks do?
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On rims I am good with the white steel rims that were standard. Our previous owner had added a chrome beauty rings which seem to be
of good quality as they clean up nice and take a good polish. I'm more concerned that they stay true and hold air well. The aluminum rims are sharp no doubt. It's a personal preference issue to me. The main thing is to keep them rolling.
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Hi: Iowa Dave... Aluminium rims are not with out their faults. I've noticed marks radiating out from the holes that don't wash or polish off... but I still like them. You're right though...Rolling rims gather no loss!!! Alf
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You're right though...Rolling rims gather no loss!!! Alf
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:29 PM   #60
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The detatchable power cord is nice because you can keep it in the storage box and have the room in the trailer for other "indoor" items.
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