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New Trailer or New Hub? Tighten those Lugs!

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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.

tighten lugs for trailer safety

New trailer or hub? Tighten the lugs!


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.

Safety first!

See related: Trailer FAQs 


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Author: JTI Trailer & Hitch Experts

JTI is John's Trailers Inc., Cleveland's trailer experts since 1935. Our blog offers trailering tips, service, maintenance, and advice regarding trailers, hitches, and all related equipment (including snow plows).

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