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bugsinrugs
07-19-2008, 11:42 PM
Was at the lake today and after playing all day and loading my boat I realized I had a nail in one of the trailer tires.In the course of changing the tire I found that the lug nuts Had seized themselves onto the threads.Four came off but I had to snap the fifth off because of the rust.What is the maintanance that should be done and how often should it be done to prevent this from happening.

JimN
07-20-2008, 12:12 AM
A little anti-seize compound on each stud and shoulder. They should be checked annually.

bugsinrugs
07-20-2008, 11:26 AM
Thanks Jim.

JimN
07-20-2008, 11:47 AM
If the wheels are aluminum, use a torque wrench when you tighten them, if you can. Uneven tightening can cause wheels to deform, if it's bad enough.

Three stages- 75 ft-lb, 95 ft-lb and then 105 ft-lb. They should be loosened and re-tightened periodically, too.