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Old 08-31-2011, 03:06 PM   #11
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Re: Re Torquing After 50-100 News Escape 15'

Thank You for Your Answer Bagio
You are of great help.
About the Torque tool I bought one already at half price in Canadian Tire, But there is always the option of returning it and maybe never use one.

I will go and check Highland Chevron with My trailer or I will call first to make arrangements.

If I may ask żis re-torque really needed? You never planning to use Your torque tool and being experienced with trailer towing makes Me ask this Question.

I checked My weel nuts yesterday and they look and feel tight.

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Old 08-31-2011, 07:14 PM   #12
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Re: Re Torquing After 50-100 News Escape 15'

I only know that you are supposed to re-torque aluminum wheels a couple hundred k after they've been installed.
I don't know that that is necessary with steel wheels.

My torque wrench is very old. I has a mechanical ( lever? ) scale that is difficult to read. I'm sure yours is much better, but as I near retirement and think about downsizing, I'm wondering what I'm going to do with the torque wrench and all the other tools I've acquired over the years. I have a brand new 6-year-old Wagner power painter. Maybe I'll use the post-hole digger to dig a grave for all my junk.

Better, I think, to get somebody else to do the job, and save the money that the tool would have cost toward retirement.

All that said, you do want your wheels on tight. My buddy got a flat on his tent trailer. That cause the wheel to loosen and that caused the lugs to enlarge the holes in the wheel. New tire and new wheel. Luckily that was all.


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