Am I paroinoid?

rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 5,603Member ✭✭✭✭✭
So.....was getting ready to go launch for the 4th. I needed to turn the boat around to make loading our crap easier. I'm always looking at my wheels in my side mirror, I have had so much trouble with tires, wheels and brakes. I drove down the street and turned around in the park and as I'm turning, I notice that one of my wheels is waubling. I get home to look at the wheel and see this. All the lugs are backed off. Last weekend I pulled all the wheels off replacing my brake lines. I tightened them before I lowered and then went around the trailer and checked them all. We drove the boat to the ramp, round trip 7 miles? The threads were not messed up, the holes in the wheels were not wollered.... 

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  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,118Member ✭✭✭✭
    Tick anybody off lately?
    "Knot Quite Shore" - 2000 FV270
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 5,603Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    That's what I'm saying...and this could have turned pretty serious. I usually do a trailer walk a round before I leave the hood, guess I need to be very vigilant on this. Maybe even a camera but I don't see that is practical...
  • TonyG13TonyG13 ChicagoPosts: 254Member ✭✭✭
    Slightly off topic: A friend of mine went to a quick change oil place and had her tires rotated. Left the place, got about 1/2 block and a wheel fell off. Dumb @$$ worker forgot to put the lug nuts on one of the tires.
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,443Member ✭✭✭✭
    TonyG13 said:
    Slightly off topic: A friend of mine went to a quick change oil place and had her tires rotated. Left the place, got about 1/2 block and a wheel fell off. Dumb @$$ worker forgot to put the lug nuts on one of the tires.
    Had this happen to me on my pickup about 5 years ago. Had a blowout, AAA had one of their roadside company’s change my tire and put the spare on. I had a full size spare so I drove on it for a few days until I had time to get my tire repaired and cleaned day 4 on the way to work my front driver side tire came off at 75mph while I was in the fast lane during rush hour, I’m not sure if they forgot lugs or if they just weren’t torqued down enough. My tire coasted down the free way probably a half mile crossing all lanes of traffic and finally stopped up under a vidock, luckily no one was hurt. Spoke with AAA and they stated in the paperwork I am supposed to check the lugs after 3 days. Bunch of BS and had a lot of damage, ball joints, tie rods, rotors grinded flat etc...  
  • mattiemattie Sarnia, OntarioPosts: 298Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 4
    TonyG13 said:
    Slightly off topic: A friend of mine went to a quick change oil place and had her tires rotated. Left the place, got about 1/2 block and a wheel fell off. Dumb @$$ worker forgot to put the lug nuts on one of the tires.
    Same thing here. At a Quick Oil place - left after tire rotate in my wife’s Durango. Felt funny in the parking lot......didn’t tighten one wheel. Scored the inside of the aluminum rim.



    Hey Ras, your air cap is missing too. Bastards.......





    246BR, 276BR, H310BR current
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 2,225Member ✭✭✭✭
    Tie your dog out at the trailer for the night.
    Some needed a 225/15 bit didnt have a jack
    2005 Rinker FV342  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Posts: 7,748Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Was an ex Rinker guy no doubt
  • 212rowboat212rowboat Posts: 2,276Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    if you're paranoid, you've earned it, Sir. 

    I've seen wheels do that without help.  the issue is the taper of the stud itself, and the habit people have of over torquing them.  they won't 'snap back' and hold the lug after a few over torques.  this is ESPECIALLY true of cheap chinese wheel studs.  I can't recall off the top of my head with enough confidence to share, but count the tics and the shape of the ticks on the studs face.  like other bolts, they are graded.  i THINK the ones with three tics that are shorter and closer to the outside are the chinese ones not worth a whistle, and the 3 tics that are quite a bit longer are the good ones... see how they did that?  the cheap chinese ones not only fatigue MUCH quicker, but they don't have the taper to the degree required.  it's a slight thing, but pretty dang important.  

    blue loctite is your friend.  I've even used red before, but know that red has to be torched to get them off. 
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 5,603Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    My point was, if they backed off going down the road on a 7 mile trip that wheel would have ate the studs up or at the least damaged the threads..
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