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Old 09-16-2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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Hello,

We have a 94 5th wheel Scamp with 15 inch aluminum wheels.

Would anyone be able to give us the torque specifications we need for these wheels? We checked the Dexter axle site and they gave specs for their steel wheels, but we couldn't find any specs for the aluminum wheels.

Thanks for any help,

Libby
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:55 PM   #2
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Hello,

We have a 94 5th wheel Scamp with 15 inch aluminum wheels.

Would anyone be able to give us the torque specifications we need for these wheels? We checked the Dexter axle site and they gave specs for their steel wheels, but we couldn't find any specs for the aluminum wheels.

Thanks for any help,

Libby
Discount tire says 100ftlbs of torque for aluminum wheels on a light trailer (up through 3500lb axle) That is the same as they use on my Escape with aluminum wheel as well.
They do use different torque specs based mostly on the the stud size with wheel material being a secondary consideration.
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Floyd..

Thank you for the quick answer.
I actually called Scamp and the answer was, "Tighten 'em real tight and in 25 miles pull over and tighten 'em again". So help me, that's exactly what he said.

Thanks, Paul
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:21 AM   #4
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yes, a hunnerd pounds is good but be SURE to retorque after about 100 miles or so.... Also might be a good idea (but NOT really necessary) to recheck tire pressure at same time.
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