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Old 08-10-2021, 01:30 PM   #1
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After seeing reports I checked mine for myself. This is specific to trailers but most likely pertain to others. The four nuts on the back of the hub plate has been reported to come loose and fall out. I checked mine and a few were loose. I have been trying to contact WB to get the torque specs and am still waiting. In the mean time I checked the tight ones and they appear to be at least 65 ft. lbs. There are 4 per wheel, 16 total on mine. While under the trailer I checked the bolts, 2 per axle end that bolt to the frame. They were all loose. I tightened them the best I could with wrench and ratchet until I find the proper torque specs. I coated all the fasteners with penetrating loctite (green) until I do a complete maintenance. This is a serious issue, I had less than 40 hours of towing before I checked them. This is not a bashing of WB but out of concern for fellow campers.
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Old 08-10-2021, 03:39 PM   #2
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Thanks for mentioning this issue.

This document has some information about the recommended torques for the 8 bolts that hold the axles to the frame.

https://www.dexteraxle.com/user_area...it-008-00).pdf

I haven't found anything on the others yet.
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Some info for the backing plate fasteners...

https://www.etrailer.com/question-94768.html
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Old 08-10-2021, 04:37 PM   #4
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Thanks for mentioning this issue.

This document has some information about the recommended torques for the 8 bolts that hold the axles to the frame.

https://www.dexteraxle.com/user_area...it-008-00).pdf

I haven't found anything on the others yet.
Great info, thanks. Looks like mine is 1/2" side mount at 70-90 ft. lbs.
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Some info for the backing plate fasteners...

https://www.etrailer.com/question-94768.html
When I tested the nuts that were tight, seems like they were around 65 ft. lbs. For the size of the bolts that seemed a little high to me. I'm seeing up to 50 ft. lbs. by this info, seems more reasonable. There are however no lock washers and not enough room to add any for the bolts are too short. I'll add to my project list, new bolts, lock washers and nuts. I'm guessing grade 8's. Thanks, great info.
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I wouldn't use just any lock washer,
https://www.boltscience.com/pages/he...ingwashers.htm
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Old 08-10-2021, 05:09 PM   #7
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I wouldn't use just any lock washer,
https://www.boltscience.com/pages/he...ingwashers.htm
That's pretty interesting. Have never seen that. Maybe they are left off by design and not oversight. Hard to find someone from WB to talk to.
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After seeing reports I checked mine for myself. This is specific to trailers but most likely pertain to others. The four nuts on the back of the hub plate has been reported to come loose and fall out. I checked mine and a few were loose. I have been trying to contact WB to get the torque specs and am still waiting. In the mean time I checked the tight ones and they appear to be at least 65 ft. lbs. There are 4 per wheel, 16 total on mine. While under the trailer I checked the bolts, 2 per axle end that bolt to the frame. They were all loose. I tightened them the best I could with wrench and ratchet until I find the proper torque specs. I coated all the fasteners with penetrating loctite (green) until I do a complete maintenance. This is a serious issue, I had less than 40 hours of towing before I checked them. This is not a bashing of WB but out of concern for fellow campers.
Hey Jim. What TT are you referring to? I have a 2020 2108DS with dual axles and plan to check mine out as soon as the rain stops (also in central Ohio).
Thanks for the heads up.
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Mine is a 2021B 2108DS. But I'm sure it affects all Minnies.
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Mine is a 2021B 2108DS. But I'm sure it affects all Minnies.
If it's a Dexter thing, it impacts the 8/2021 onward builds. I believe they used Lippert axles before on the Micro Minnies.
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