New trailer owners and those who have recently had a hub replaced should check and tighten lug nuts at 25, 50, and 100 miles and then every 100 miles for the first 500 miles.
Metal warms, gives and flexes as a trailer is driven down the road. Especially when they are new, lug nuts can loosen up in the first few hundred miles. Check them as a matter of habit and tighten as needed. Most manufacturers recommend tightening to between 90 and 110 footpounds.
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