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  • Trailer bolts loose loctite

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    02-07-2010, 10:01 AM
Check your nuts and bolts.

Just a reminder that things do come loose.
Daughter and I took the horses in our brnd new trailer last week. Reaching our destination, one of the tie rings was about off. One nut was gone the other loose.
Got it replaced and checked the other 5 ties. All took at least 1/2 turn on the nut. A few took a full turn.
Things come loose when bouncing down the road.

And don't forget to check your spare tire too.
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    02-07-2010, 10:10 AM
Excellent post. Its going to be that time of year soon when trailers will be back on the road after sitting for the winter. Good time to get the bearings checked and re-greased, brakes checked, floor boards inspected etc.
Glad you made it to your destination OK
    02-10-2010, 05:35 PM
Green Broke
You should also check your lug nuts after the 1st 100 miles
    02-15-2010, 09:37 AM
I usually use medium strength Loctite on nuts and bolts. It keeps them from unscrewing themselves but they are still removable when necessary. Just a side note, I use Loctite on Chicago screws as well - never had one come off a bridle doing that.
    02-18-2010, 07:31 PM
Green Broke
The wheels will seat after being driven so they need rechecked after driven some. So even with loctite they may not be torqued correctly after that period.

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