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Let's Torque About Caravan Wheel Nuts

Silly pun, serious subject ...

 
 



It's something all owners dread. A wheel coming off when they're towing their big white box. Regularly checking the torque of your caravan wheel nuts is an important thing to do ...

Check your caravan wheel nuts with a suitable torque wrench before towing!

Check your caravan wheel nuts with a suitable torque wrench before towing!

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Accidents, where a wheel comes off a caravan, can be catastrophic and put the lives of the owner and other road users at risk. Not to mention the insurance costs and the loss of your pride and joy.

"So getting the right torque for your caravan wheel nuts is vital!"

We always recommend you perform this check as part of your preparedness for a trip away. Clean the caravan, stock it up, check the water systems are clean and working efficiently, charge up your battery ... then check the torque of your caravan wheel nuts!

You'll need a good torque wrench to do it properly. Each manufacturer will have a recommended torque setting for their specific caravans and you can adjust the wrench to match this setting.

This way, they won't let you tighten a wheel nut past its torque limit and make the situation worse by potentially threading it.

Here are the options we offer from Milenco:

Remember, caravans manufactured by Bailey need their own special type of torque wrench.

In addition to the torque wrench, our safety kits contain both 19mm and 21mm sockets as well as 20 caravan wheel nut indicators which, when attached, give a visual indication if any wheel nuts have worked loose.

We've all heard horror stories about wheels coming off because the caravan wheel nuts weren't tightened properly, so don't become another accident statistic, get one of our high-quality caravan torque wrench safety kits and be sure!

"Would you like to know more?"

Click one of the links above, visit the workshop/repairs category on our website or call us on 0333 335 0461 if you have any questions about caravan wheel nuts or would like to order one of our torque wrenches over the phone.

Until next time ...

BIG WHITE BOX
The caravan accessory store


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Why not visit bigwhitebox.co.uk and find out more?


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More about Big White Box ...

We're a caravan accessory store based in Milton Keynes and we specialise in motorhome, camping and caravan accessories to compliment your pride and joy.

Driven through a love of the great outdoors and exploring our wonderful country (and sometimes a bit further) we created Big White Box in 2013, We're a small family run shop based in the village of Hanslope, near Milton Keynes.

We strive to offer you fantastic products, at great prices, wrapped up in awesome customer service!


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