Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheels 2023 Torque Wrench Usage User Manual
Torque Wrench Usage
- Tools should be maintained, in good condition, and stored appropriately.
- Avoid dropping or sliding a torque wrench. Dropping it can cause the instrument to lose reliable calibration.
- Damaged tools must not be used and must be removed from service for evaluation and either reported and re-calibrated or replaced.
- Do not use accessories or handle extensions unless specifically allowed by the torque wrench manufacturer.
- Do not use the torque wrench as the primary means of tightening or loosening fasteners.
- Torque wrenches are length specific.
- Grasp the torque wrench in the center of the handle when applying torque pressure.
- Place one hand on top of the other when using two hands.
- Apply torque in a slow, steady manner in a downward direction and avoid sudden “jerking” movements.
- When the wrench signals (by clicking, beeping or lights) that a specific torque has been reached, stop immediately.
Read and understand the following before taking your first trip in your RV.
Routine maintenance on your RV is important. To ensure your tires are operating safely, regular inspection of the tires and checking tire pressures is absolutely mandatory. Alignment, balance and bearing wear will affect tire wear. Make sure to look for cracking, bulging, uneven tread wear, etc.
Tire wear should be checked frequently. Once a wear pattern becomes firmly established in a tire it is difficult to stop, even if the underlying cause is corrected.
Failure to follow proper inflation guidelines may result in tire failure, which, under certain circumstances can cause loss of vehicle control or accidents that may result in property damage, bodily injury, and/or death.
You must follow the manufacturer’s inflation guidelines for maximum load capacity; underinflation is just as dangerous as overinflation.
Proper inflation should be monitored closely. Failure to do so could result in the overheating of a tire causing a blowout. Inflation pressure should be as recommended by the tire manufacturer or as the federal label for the recreation vehicle indicates. When you are using your Recreation Vehicle, check the inflation pressure weekly. Pressure should be checked when the tires are cold. During travel, tires heat up and pressure increases. Do not bleed air from hot tires or your tires may then be under-inflated.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as a tire that has not been used for three or more hours, or has been driven less than one mile. Tire inflation pressure of a hot tire may show an increase of as much as 6 psi over a cold tire.
- It is recommended that the tire pressure be checked at the beginning of each trip to obtain the maximum life of the tire. Follow the instructions listed on the Federal Certification label, to determine the correct tire pressure. Under-inflation may cause tire failures and swaying resulting in loss of control, injury, death, or property damage.
TOWABLE PRODUCTS ONLY
- Towable recreation vehicles are equipped with special trailer (ST) tires that have a maximum speed rating of 65 MPH (104 km/h). You should not exceed this speed rating. Exceeding the tire speed rating may result in tire failure, which could lead to an accident causing serious injury or death.
Changing A Tire
- Do not use the stabilizer jacks to support the recreational vehicle while under the vehicle or changing tires. The stabilizer jacks are designed as a stabilizing system only. Do not use the stabilizer jacks as a jack or in conjunction with a jack.
- Never raise the recreational vehicle by placing the jack under the axle, springs or any attachment parts.
Failure to comply with these guidelines could result in damage to the vehicle and risk causing serious injury or death.
When replacing tires:
- Be sure to use only tires that are rated for recreation vehicle use. The use of passenger tires should be avoided. The load rating/range embossed on the sidewall of passenger tires must be de-rated accordingly; they do not have the same load capability as tires that are specifically identified for recreational vehicle use. Failure to use tires that are properly matched to your recreational vehicle could lead to premature tire wear or less than optimum trailer handling.
- Be sure to replace it with a tire of the same size and specifications (refer to the Federal Certification label).
If you experience a flat tire on your recreational vehicle while driving, gradually decrease your speed and move the recreational vehicle to a safe place on the side of the road.
- Keep the recreational vehicle attached to the tow vehicle. Block the tire on the opposite side of the recreational vehicle from the tire you are changing.
- Loosen the wheel lug on the tire you are changing before jacking up the vehicle. DO NOT remove the lug nuts; only loosen them for ease of removal when the tire is off the ground.
- Locate the mainframe rail of the trailer (it spans from front to back just inside the tires).
- To raise the recreational vehicle, place the jack (hydraulic or screw) under the main frame rail. It must be just ahead of the front tire or just behind the rear tire.
Any service or warranty coverage on tires is to be handled by the tire manufacturer or the store representing the brand installed on your recreation vehicle. They are not to be returned to your dealer or recreation vehicle manufacturer. If you have questions regarding your tires, contact the tire manufacturer.
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