Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheels 2023 Emergency Towing User Manual

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Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheels 2023 Emergency Towing User Manual

Emergency Towing

Warning
Never allow anyone to go under the recreation vehicle while it is being lifted and/or being towed.

If your recreational vehicle needs to be towed, please contact an emergency road service provider or a qualified service facility for assistance.

Wheel Lugs

After your first trip, check the wheel lug torque periodically for safety.

Lugs should be checked:

  • After winter storage
  • After a wheel removal
  • Before starting a trip
  • Following extensive braking

Lug nuts should be tightened in two stages. Lugs should be started by hand, then torqued to intermediate values (Stage 1) on the chart then torqued according to the final torque values on the chart. Refer to the Wheel Lug Nut Diagram below.

  • Use the correct star pattern sequence to attach the recreation vehicle wheels.
  • Start all nuts by hand to prevent cross threading.
  • Tighten the nuts in the sequence shown.

NOTE:
The proper method of tightening wheel lug nuts is with a properly calibrated torque wrench and socket, not with an impact wrench or by hand. Do not use a 4-way lug wrench or any other type of wrench that does not measure the actual pressure applied to the lug nut. Lug nuts should be tightened according to the proper lug pattern on your wheels. Refer to the Wheel Lug Nut Diagram below.

Warning

  • Check and tighten wheel lug nuts regularly to make sure they did not loosen during travel. Wheel lug nuts must be applied and maintained at the proper torque levels to prevent loose wheels, broken studs and possible separation of the wheel(s) from your recreation vehicle. The lug nuts on the wheels of your recreation vehicle must be maintained according to listed torque values (see Wheel Lug Nut Torque Chart.) Over-torqued and/or under-torqued wheels may result in component failure.
  • Wheels should ALWAYS be mounted and properly torqued by a qualified service technician using the proper tools.
  •  Failure to maintain proper torque of the wheel lug nuts could lead to separation of the tire and wheel while driving, possibly resulting in property damage or personal injury.

Wheel Lug Nut Diagrams

Because of the importance of having proper torque on the wheel lug nuts, you should always have the wheels mounted and properly torqued by a qualified technician using the proper tools.

Criss cross “star” patterns, as shown, must be followed during tightening sequence.Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheels 2023 Emergency Towing User Manual 02

A Digital or Dial Torque Wrench is recommended.

Also applies to any service involving wheel or lug removal, during the life of the recreational vehicle.

Wheel Lug Nut Torque ValuesJayco Eagle Fifth Wheels 2023 Emergency Towing User Manual 01

  1. Prior to travel and after excessive braking, wheel lug nuts should be checked for torque. Torque readings must fall within the Final Torque Values in chart above.
  2. Torque specifications should be checked using a proper torque wrench.
  3. If the torque falls below the Final Torque Values, additional torque is required.
  4. Check and re-torque lug nuts at 10 miles (16 Km), 25 miles (40 Km) and 50 miles (80 Km) and again periodically during travel. Refer to diagrams above for proper lug pat-tern and Final Torque Values. Thereafter check and maintain torque according to the Final Torque Values in the chart above.

Failure to follow these instructions may result in wheel loss, an accident, or loss of control, resulting in death or serious injury.

Lug Nut Pattern and Warning Label

The following labels showing the proper lug nut tightening pattern and a warning label are located on the driver side of the A frame hitch on travel trailers, and on the driver side of the pinbox on fifth wheel units. Lug pattern label will vary according to a number of wheel lugs.Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheels 2023 Emergency Towing User Manual 03

Because of the importance of having proper torque on the wheel lug nuts, you should always have the wheels mounted and properly torqued by a qualified technician using the proper tools. The proper method of tightening wheel lug nuts is with a properly calibrated torque wrench and socket, not with an impact wrench or by hand. Do not use a 4-way lug wrench or any other type of wrench that does not measure the actual pressure applied to the lug nut. Lug nuts should be tightened according to the proper lug pattern on your wheels. Refer to the Wheel Lug Nut Diagram below.

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