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Old 12-21-2004, 09:38 AM
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Old 12-21-2004, 09:43 AM
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My spare has big holes but not that big. I think the previous owner of my boat must have forgot to tighten it all of the way once. Yours too I’ll bet.

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Old 12-21-2004, 09:48 AM
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Even though a bent prop from the flat bed stinks, from the looks of that wheel you're pretty darn lucky nothing worse happened. Wow!
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Old 12-21-2004, 09:50 AM
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Yeah, I think you're right Fitz. I think it had about another mile in it and then, I woulda been looking at a much bigger problem.
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Old 12-21-2004, 10:51 AM
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Holy shiet!
Knoxes,
Looks like the holes in that rim were meant to be larger than the lugs, w/ the nuts centering the rim up. Make sure those solid lug nuts are long enough that the stud is not bottoming out in the nut. Looks like the lugs could've been tight, but not snug to the rim.
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Old 12-21-2004, 11:00 AM
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Could it be from putting the tire on,lowering the trailer and then tightening the lugs?
The wheel wouldn't be centered at that moment and so of the studs and nuts...
I would have the bearings check for overheat too and if ok ,regrease.
It seems when a trailer is not getting much use,things always go bad even in a short trip!
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Old 12-21-2004, 11:19 AM
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I am almost 100% positive that I have never removed that wheel, in the 3 years I've had it. I had a flat this past summer, but I'm almost sure it was the other side. Strange, because I've used it maybe 10 times since I've owned it, and most of the time, it sits at the marina, empty, with the boat on a rack in dry storage. Never had a problem before. I wondered if someone at the marina had possibly used the wheel, but they say they didn't, and have enough of their own.

Disaster averted, if nothing else. The prop just got scraped on the asphalt a little. Nothing too bad.

Thrall, I'm gonna take a real hard look at the other side to make sure that lugnut's taper is working right.
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Old 12-21-2004, 03:02 PM
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Andre,

I agree with you on lowering the trailer before the nuts were tightened fully.

Just a dumb question, but does the trailer have spacer plates behind the rims? If so, that is your answer...but I highly doubt that there would be any spacer plates.
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Old 12-21-2004, 03:06 PM
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Wow that is unfortunate. It's good to know that no one was hurt and you didn't lose the entire rig!
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Old 12-21-2004, 04:23 PM
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Wow Knoxes. If I had to guess those lug nuts are too shallow and even though they looked and felt tight the wheel could still move a bit. Good thing you noticed and thanks for the warning on the flat bed if I ever need one.
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