Trailer wheels come in three common configurations:
- Five lug nuts: 3,500 lbs axles
- Six lug nuts: 5,200 lbs axles
- Eight lug nuts: 7,000 lbs axles and 10,000 lbs axles
The basic objective when attaching a wheel to a trailer axle is to ensure that it stays on. Watching one of your trailer wheels separate from the trailer and roll off into a ditch–or heaven forbid–into an oncoming car is both fascinating and terrifying at the same time (emphasis on terrifying for the gal/guy in the oncoming car).
So how difficult can that be?
Not very, but you should still do it the right way. Lug nuts should actually be tightened in a specific order to ensure that they stay snug to the wheel equally and securely.
So what is the right way?
Funny, you should ask… Here follow three easy-peasy diagrams that show you how to properly tighten lug nuts.