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Hi all, after the dealer told us that caravan wheel nuts have a habit of working themselves loose and coming out ( :huh: ) we have ordered a torque wrench so that we can give them a quick check before starting a journey.

 

Just a couple of questions:

 

1. What torque settings should be used - is there a 'standard' or will it be different for different vans?

2. I'll check them before setting off but should they be checked after a certain period of time/number of miles on longer journeys? The last thing I want is a wheel flying off!

 

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Usually 88nm for steel wheels and 110-115nm for alloys although Bailey Unicorns require 160nm, but they've got special wheel bolts

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Your Dealer should be able to give you the torque settings recommended by Abbey for this 'van.

 

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Once used the wrench must be returned to zero setting for storage.

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good advice lhd, didnt know that

 

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Its general good practise to re-check after 20 mile or so, alloys as said before are usually 115NM

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I didn't know they needed to be set to zero for storage either - thanks for that!

 

Every 20 miles? Wow, I never imagined it would be that frequent.

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I didn't know they needed to be set to zero for storage either - thanks for that!

 

Every 20 miles? Wow, I never imagined it would be that frequent.

 

Not every 20 miles. :rolleyes: After 20 miles.

 

The spring is resting when on zero or you start to get false readings.

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After wheel removal check. Then after 20 miles. After that before setting off each time.

 

It is a good idea to stop and check round the outfit after a reasonable time to confirm everything is OK on any journey.

 

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Hi all, after the dealer told us that caravan wheel nuts have a habit of working themselves loose and coming out ( :huh: ) we have ordered a torque wrench so that we can give them a quick check before starting a journey. Just a couple of questions: 1. What torque settings should be used - is there a 'standard' or will it be different for different vans? 2. I'll check them before setting off but should they be checked after a certain period of time/number of miles on longer journeys? The last thing I want is a wheel flying off! Any help greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

Why did the dealer say they have a" habit "of coming off ?? I and many,many other caravaner's have never lost a wheel or even come close too losing one so why say it has a "habit" of happening ??

 

 

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Probably to scare us into checking them, it certainly worked!

 

Can't remember the exact wording they used, maybe that they had a habit of working loose - either way I'm glad they mentioned it.

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