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Old 02-17-2019, 04:11 AM
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Ya, that wheel is garbage.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:28 AM
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Wow.
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:13 AM
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Because the nuts are on backwards, not enough bearing surface, not enough thread engagement, no clamp load (which is where your torque retention comes from). The side load of the wheels on the studs is what sheared them off.
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mds47588 View Post
To my eye it looks like the lugnuts are on backwards. The shiny conical part facing outwards on the lugnuts should be facing inwards and matching the inward facing conical seat of the wheel.
LOL..yea, they are!
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by b1gdog83 View Post
the trailer is 1 year old. Came with the new boat from the dealer
Hard to believe this is a 1 year old trailer from a dealer and this is how it came. If you look at the conical end (what should be near the rim) you can see it was on correctly at some point. If these lug nuts were like this from the beginning you would not have that small shinny are, wear area on the nuts.
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by tunnles View Post
My post did help BUT YOURS DOESNT help one little bit !Just adds to the post numbers !
Your just another "ONE OF THEM" to add to my list ! Already part way down the second page and counting !!
Chris is the one who figured out what was wrong, and you say, "his post doesn't help"?!!!

YOU are the one who said NOTHING that helped. As usual, you make some ridiculous, deranged comments.

I hope the Mods sh!t can you... and soon.
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:41 AM
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A good example to bring shop class back
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ChrisW21 View Post
Take it back. That dealer got some explaining to do.
No they don't. Dealers dont order trailers without wheels. The trailers come in pre-installed with wheels

He should contact the dealer and let them know to see about it being covered under warranty.
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:54 AM
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Post a picture of the other wheels, backward lugs as well ?
which trailer manufacturer ?? Posting the name could help someone else
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Jkcam View Post
Probably some new hire at the trailer factory. Wonder how many other trailers are ticking bombs.
How do you say "the lug nuts are backwards" in Spanish?
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:00 AM
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Omg....
replace those studs and take the wheel off on the other side and check the studs...if they are on backwards as well!
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by linesider 159 View Post
No they don't. Dealers dont order trailers without wheels. The trailers come in pre-installed with wheels

He should contact the dealer and let them know to see about it being covered under warranty.



uhhhh?
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:00 AM
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This sounds like a Ron White skit....musta missed lug nut class that day.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:11 AM
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There are more threads on this topic then there are holding those backwards lug nuts on.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by alligatorgar View Post





uhhhh?
Maybe roller trailers cant, but both magic tilt and continental (2 of arguably the biggest manufacturers in FLA) are stacked alternating direction with wheels already on them.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by alligatorgar View Post





uhhhh?
Right, I see them like this about once a month. And they're not just roller trailers.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:33 AM
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Guess I stand corrected
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:43 AM
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First step is to identify the dumbass that had the wheels off last and stop using that shop.

Just for the record, the only thing that breaks wheel studs is loose wheel nuts. In your case the loose wheel nuts were the result of putting the nuts on backwards but ultimately the answer to your main question is that the studs broke off because the nuts were loose.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:59 AM
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If you are the one that caused this, rest assured we've all done something dumb. I'm sure you also just caused someone to walk out to their boat and check their trailer, and heck you might of saved someone else the same fate.
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:10 AM
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Replace all of the wheel studs on both sides. These bolts did not fail from too much load. These studs failed from fatigue. They flexed a tiny amount thousands and thousands of times as the wheels rotated and the load on the studs kept changing direction. This causes tiny, microscopic cracks that work their way through the stud over a period of time. Eventually, the crack that forms is large enough that the stud fails. The rest of your wheel studs are doing the same thing and are damaged but haven't broken yet. They will.
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