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Wheel Torques



 
 
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Old June 27th 04, 05:19 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Clive Soper
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Default Wheel Torques

I already have a caravan but have just bought a 1980 Conway Corniche Trailer
Tent (Max weight 400Kg) which I'm refurbishing at the moment. I'm replacing
the hubs and wheels but need the torque settings for the wheel nuts and the
hub nut. I've sent an email to the Pennine group but not received any reply
as yet.

Wheels are 400x8 4ply with hub bearings (tapered) for a 1" / 25mm shaft, the
wheel nuts being 3/8"UNF.

I suspect that the wheel nut torque will be in the region of 40-45 Lb.Ft,
and the tyre pressure about 36psi (the same as my Erdé trailer -
unfortunately I've mislaid my Erdé trailer data so I don't know the correct
torque setting for the wheel nuts.)

If any owners of old Conway Corniches (or trailer experts) can help out -
especially with the hub torque - I would be very grateful.

TIA
Clive


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Old June 27th 04, 08:32 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tony Maris
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Default Wheel Torques

Hello Clive,

I torque 3/8ths studs to 35lb/ft on our trailers.

hope this helps.

Regards

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"Clive Soper" wrote in message
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I already have a caravan but have just bought a 1980 Conway Corniche

Trailer
Tent (Max weight 400Kg) which I'm refurbishing at the moment. I'm

replacing
the hubs and wheels but need the torque settings for the wheel nuts and

the
hub nut. I've sent an email to the Pennine group but not received any

reply
as yet.

Wheels are 400x8 4ply with hub bearings (tapered) for a 1" / 25mm shaft,

the
wheel nuts being 3/8"UNF.

I suspect that the wheel nut torque will be in the region of 40-45 Lb.Ft,
and the tyre pressure about 36psi (the same as my Erdé trailer -
unfortunately I've mislaid my Erdé trailer data so I don't know the

correct
torque setting for the wheel nuts.)

If any owners of old Conway Corniches (or trailer experts) can help out -
especially with the hub torque - I would be very grateful.

TIA
Clive




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Old June 28th 04, 02:21 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Christian McArdle
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Default Wheel Torques

If any owners of old Conway Corniches (or trailer experts) can help out -
especially with the hub torque - I would be very grateful.


Personally, I do the hub nut until the wheel just starts binding. Then back
off as little as possible but until both the wheel spins freely and the
split pin can be inserted. After the wheel is mounted, do a wobble test and
ensure it still spins without binding.

Wheel nuts I just do up bloody tight, but by hand.

Christian.


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Old July 1st 04, 11:57 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Arc Systems
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Default Wheel Torques

"Clive Soper" wrote in message
...
I already have a caravan but have just bought a 1980 Conway Corniche

Trailer
Tent (Max weight 400Kg) which I'm refurbishing at the moment. I'm

replacing
the hubs and wheels but need the torque settings for the wheel nuts and

the
hub nut. I've sent an email to the Pennine group but not received any

reply
as yet.

Wheels are 400x8 4ply with hub bearings (tapered) for a 1" / 25mm shaft,

the
wheel nuts being 3/8"UNF.

I suspect that the wheel nut torque will be in the region of 40-45 Lb.Ft,
and the tyre pressure about 36psi (the same as my Erdé trailer -
unfortunately I've mislaid my Erdé trailer data so I don't know the

correct
torque setting for the wheel nuts.)

If any owners of old Conway Corniches (or trailer experts) can help out -
especially with the hub torque - I would be very grateful.

TIA
Clive

Taper roller bearings are not 'torqued', as has been said you tighten

until the bearings bind and back off to the nearest point the split pin will
fit. This will always leave play for the wheel to 'rock' at the
circumference when reassembled.
Gary


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Old July 5th 04, 06:46 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Clive Soper
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Default Wheel Torques

Many thanks to everyone who answered my request for information.

Regards
Clive

"Clive Soper" wrote in message
...
I already have a caravan but have just bought a 1980 Conway Corniche

Trailer
Tent (Max weight 400Kg) which I'm refurbishing at the moment. I'm

replacing
the hubs and wheels but need the torque settings for the wheel nuts and

the
hub nut. I've sent an email to the Pennine group but not received any

reply
as yet.

Wheels are 400x8 4ply with hub bearings (tapered) for a 1" / 25mm shaft,

the
wheel nuts being 3/8"UNF.

I suspect that the wheel nut torque will be in the region of 40-45

Lb.Ft,
and the tyre pressure about 36psi (the same as my Erdé trailer -
unfortunately I've mislaid my Erdé trailer data so I don't know the

correct
torque setting for the wheel nuts.)

If any owners of old Conway Corniches (or trailer experts) can help

out -
especially with the hub torque - I would be very grateful.

TIA
Clive



 



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