Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Trailers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-15-2005, 12:17 PM
Kevin 89MC's Avatar
Kevin 89MC Kevin 89MC is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Boat: 1989 Prostar 190, 351 Indmar
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 1,083
Trailer tires - check your lug nut size!

So there I was, at the boat launch early on Friday evening, to dial in Perfect Pass before my sister and bro in law show up. I get out to load the ski stuff into the boat, and I can actually see and hear my trailer tire deflating. There was some big piece of metal sunk into the tire. I thought of putting the boat in, then changing the tire, but thought I better get it changed first. I pull forward 50 feet, to get it to level ground, and the tire gets pretty much destroyed in the process. Get my lug wrench out of my truck and realize it's too small! It's a private lake, so there is no one around for miles. The sister & BIL show up 45 min later, we get it changed, and get our skiing in. Get two new Goodyear Marathons installed Saturday (they were pretty old anyways) and I'm good to go (less $230).
Moral of the story, check to make sure your tow vehicle has the same size lug nuts as your boat, or buy another lug wrench for your trailer like I will now do. My current truck is a Chev Trailblazer (work truck), and I used to tow with a '96 Land Cruiser (wife's truck). The LC lugs are the same size, but the TB has smaller ones. Having a spare doesn't help if you can't get it on!
Kevin
__________________
1989 ProStar 190 with "Safe T Top", 351 Ford, GT 40 heads painted Ford Blue, Elec. Ign, 1:1, 720 hours, 4 blade prop, PP 6.5, removable platform brackets, custom color from factory, hot water shower, Boat Buddy & LED lights on trailer
2010 D3 Z7, 2 @ 32 off, 34 mph so far
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-15-2005, 12:20 PM
MarkP's Avatar
MarkP MarkP is offline
MC Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: MasterCraft PS205 351 HO
Location: Cranberry PA(SW PA)
Posts: 6,949
I keep the breaker bar and appropriate size socket in the tool kit.

__________________


The wife calls me abrasive
The kids call me Daddy Sweetwater
But the ladies, they just call me El Guapo
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-16-2005, 06:42 PM
Cloaked Cloaked is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Boat: MasterCraft
Location: Kingston,TN USA
Posts: 4,602
^ ^ ^ keeps a 4-way lug wrench...
__________________
93 190
.
Don't be a boot licker
.

Hose picture (internal) http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...68&postcount=8



Quote:
Originally Posted by Thrall View Post
..Some of you give a whole new meaning to the phrase "another @sshole with a Mastercraft."

RE: Thrall, Welcome to the club....
NEW SKINS in TN... Leading Edge Marine Interior

feedback on a TN company: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=58767

.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-16-2005, 06:45 PM
erkoehler's Avatar
erkoehler erkoehler is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: 2008 MasterCraft ProStar 197
Location: Bloomingdale, IL
Posts: 14,473
Send a message via AIM to erkoehler Send a message via MSN to erkoehler
Mine from my durango fits the trailer
__________________
www.lauderdalelakesmarina.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:22 PM.