I have a 1400 from the 70's, purchased 17 years ago. Pull it about 1000/yr. Time for new tires, I believe the ones on it are original. Are the lug bolts (yes bolts) on both wheels right hand tread? Or is one side left hand tread? Thanks
Post by universalexports on Jun 25, 2012 16:37:11 GMT -5
never seen a wheel other than right hand threaded (normal threads) both of my campers are right hand threaded.
normally you wont see left handed threads unless the item is spining with torque on the bolt in a direction that would loosen the nut like some alternator pulleys or grinders. camper wheels are not powered so there is no real torque, I cant see any reason there would ever be left handed threads on a camper axle.
Post by rollertoaster on Jun 26, 2012 18:00:22 GMT -5
Sometimes larger trucks have left hand threaded lugs on one side, even on non-powered axles. I'd be doubtful of a camper having that, though. Reverse-threaded fasteners generally have some mark to identify them, like a little "L" or notches around the hex.
My 1964 Dodge Dart has the "backwards" threads on only 1 side front (non torque) and back (torque rear wheel drive). It's one of the things you change over after you break at least three or more per wheel. Less than 3 a wheel on that side and you can still get the backwards threaded studs and nuts at NAPA. If you have electric brakes wouldn't there be torque when applying brakes? Way too deep for me.... Soak em down with kroil for a few days and hit em with a little heat, then try the "normal" way first. Or what is thought of as normal. Not too sure of that exact definition!
my 63 plymouth also had left tread lug nuts on one side, hence my question. It seems most folks either don't have old Chrslyer products or the bolts on my trailer are all right hand. I'll try the nut buster spray and maybe a little heat.