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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Transportation => BOV Emergency Kits => Topic started by: bcksknr on June 17, 2015, 08:25:52 AM

Title: Lug Wrench
Post by: bcksknr on June 17, 2015, 08:25:52 AM
     I found out that the lug wrench/tire iron in my Ranger doesn't fit the lug nuts on my trailer. If you plan on towing, I'd suggest checking to make sure that you have a wrench that fits all the sizes of lug nuts.
Title: Re: Lug Wrench
Post by: Cedar on June 17, 2015, 08:33:21 AM
And a can of WD-40 to spray them a couple minutes before you use your lugwrench to help break them loose.

 edar
Title: Re: Lug Wrench
Post by: nkawtg on June 17, 2015, 08:50:57 AM
     I found out that the lug wrench/tire iron in my Ranger doesn't fit the lug nuts on my trailer. If you plan on towing, I'd suggest checking to make sure that you have a wrench that fits all the sizes of lug nuts.
Good tip, that's the kind of thing that's so easily overlooked.
Title: Re: Lug Wrench
Post by: Carl on June 17, 2015, 09:08:17 AM
Good tip, that's the kind of thing that's so easily overlooked.

So is making sure your spare is properly inflated....I carry a small 12 volt compressor and a tire plug kit...'cause you never know.
Title: Re: Lug Wrench
Post by: endurance on June 17, 2015, 09:12:53 AM
Good tip!  I never even thought to check the size of the lug nuts on our horse trailer. I seriously doubt they're the same as our truck.
Title: Re: Lug Wrench
Post by: Pathfinder on June 17, 2015, 09:27:40 AM
Amen to the OP.

As a grad student, I watched as my advisor - the head of the Dept. no less - took advantage of .gov surplus sales only open to .gov agencies
(it was a "public" university I attended), and he absolutely was going nuts, buying US Army field phones (no wire though), tent pegs (no tents),
welding rods (we had no welder), etc.

Moving our 28' trailer from one site to another (we were archeologists - allegedly), the electric brakes on the trailer locked up on one of the 4 wheels, and the
tire tread was shaved off where I could put my fist through the opening to the inside of the rim and never touch rubber. We dug through all of the crap in the trailer
only to find that (a) we had no spare, (b) no flares and (c) we had no lug wrench and the truck's wrench did not fit the trailer lugs. But we did have US Army field
phones (no wire though), tent pegs (no tents), welding rods (we had no welder), etc.  ;D  Luckily, a passing farmer talked with us - God bless the folks in central Illinois -
and brought back his tractor wrench so we could remove the wheel.

We limped slowly to the old Dixie Truck Stop on US 66 and bought everything we needed - retail of course, your tax dollars at work! - including a second spare.

The first thing I did when I bought my stock trailer was to get a lug wrench that fit the trailer. At a ranch auction, I picked up a second, the whole 2-is-1 thing.
Title: Re: Lug Wrench
Post by: Greekman on July 11, 2015, 01:17:00 AM
hmmmm aren'tt here any "crosses"? 2 bars welded in a cross witha different socket in each end...What do yuo call them.
There are also folding "crosses" on the market, theya re good enough for passenger cars.
And do not forget the breakign bar
Title: Re: Lug Wrench
Post by: keebler on July 11, 2015, 07:55:16 AM
4 Way lug wrench _ have them in every car, Tape the Actual one that fits .
keeb.
Title: Re: Lug Wrench
Post by: machinisttx on July 11, 2015, 02:59:18 PM
hmmmm aren'tt here any "crosses"? 2 bars welded in a cross witha different socket in each end...What do yuo call them.
There are also folding "crosses" on the market, theya re good enough for passenger cars.
And do not forget the breakign bar

Check the sizes on the 4 way before you buy it. There are metric and standard, and different combos of sizes.