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Old 02-03-2018, 04:06 PM   #1
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Casita 15 inch wheel lug nut torque?

I replaced the tires, and today I put grease in to the axle bearing. Now I have to tighten the lug nuts to the correct torque.

I have a 2015 Casita 17ft SD with 15 inch tires, I guess the rims are steel. I believe the torque needs to be 100lbs. I bought a torque wrench and a socket, the wrench goes up to 100lbs.

I put the trailer back on the ground, so I am ready to tighten the wheels. Anyone know the correct torque?
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:22 PM   #2
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90-120 ft-lbs, per this chart on e-trailer. So 100 ft-lbs would be good.
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90-120 ft-lbs, per this chart on e-trailer. So 100 ft-lbs would be good.
Thanks! I set the wrench to 100lbs.
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Thanks! I set the wrench to 100lbs.
Since the highest setting is 100, I don't know that it will be accurate when set to the very top of its scale. Much like a weight scale, it might be most accurate closer to mid-range. I suspect it will work fine, esp since the specs call for 90-120, but can't be sure. I have one of the cheap Harbor Freight torque wrenches and its highest setting is 150.
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Our Casita SD17 has a sticker in the wheel well that says torque to 90 to 95 Ft lbs. I always work around the wheel doing every other nut and bring them up to spec about 20 ft lb at a time. I have a Snap-on torque wrench that goes up to 150
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Old 02-03-2018, 05:46 PM   #6
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Our Casita SD17 has a sticker in the wheel well that says torque to 90 to 95 Ft lbs. I always work around the wheel doing every other nut and bring them up to spec about 20 ft lb at a time. I have a Snap-on torque wrench that goes up to 150
I will look for that, I had looked in the rim and didn't see it.
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:05 AM   #7
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The 2015 Casita Guide says 100 ft-lbs is good. And don't forget tighten in "star" (alternating) pattern! BTW, a mechanic (with a sense of humor) once told me to torque the lug nuts until they snap off, then turn 'em back a couple turns!!
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The first torque wrench I bought from Harbor Freight I took to a friend's auto repair shop and had him compare it with his expensive ones (2 different styles). It was off 15% on the high side on both of his, Returned it and the replacement was off 5%. Figured it was close enough for what I do.
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.And don't forget tighten in "star" (altern.ating) pattern!..
And in stages, similar to 33, then 66, then 100 (or 25/50/75/100) foot pounds.
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Don't forget to set the torque wrench to 0 while in storage. If you keep it at max setting while in storage the springs could stretch and throw the settings off.
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Great Idea!!

Just set mine back to 0!! Thanks
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