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Old 09-18-2020, 07:45 AM   #21
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don't overthink this. just use the proper tires and torque the lugs and for the first 25-100 miles retorque.....then everyone once in a while check the torque.

etrailer and other sites will give you the torque specs.

you can get a torque wrench on amazon or walmart for around $40
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:04 AM   #22
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As a side note on torqueing the lug nuts;

I don't think I saw what your TV is. I have had issues with TV lug nuts in the past with a 1/2 ton truck. Had the OEM 20" wheels and P rated tires (still did it with LT tires). After a full day traveling (usually 6 hrs. +/- 1 hr.) I would check all the lugs, truck and trailer, each morning before departure. Without fail 2-4 lugs on the rear tires of the TV would have to be retightened about 1/4 turn....every day. Initially I thought it was the weight (about 1000lbs. on the receiver) and P tires so went to LT tires. Still persisted. Went to 130lbs. torque and still did it ....and did until I traded the vehicle. HD truck never did it.

So I figure, depending on the load, the truck and the wheels you might encounter an issue like that one day. Never had it before (although I admittedly didn't check TV tire torqued for many years) and haven't had it since with an HD truck. I figure it was the fact that it was a 1/2 ton truck not meant for that load and it was about 200lbs. over payload. Another reason to have "enough" truck IMO.
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Old 09-20-2020, 04:49 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Bigtruck0102 View Post
Hi David,
I'm sorry, I do this for a living you would think it's have noticed that when I looked them up I actually was looking up 15". You are correct there is not a 14" in load range E.
Not at all, thank you for verifying and replying back. Im grateful.
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