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Old 09-08-2009, 08:43 AM   #1
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Looking at another forum there is a lot of discussion about the U-bolts coming loose. Does anybody know what the torque settings are for the Crossroads products?
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:08 AM   #2
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I saw that same post and have always checked mine a couple of times a year. I just make sure they are good and tight and not worried about the torque setting. Smokeman GRP from the here on the forum had his axle slide back on their way to see us right after they had picked up their new Cruiser because the U bolts had not been tightened all the way. It was taken care of by Crossroads as it should have been but should never have left the plant that way. They were lucky they were only going about 10 to 20 mph and all it did was mess up the bottom skirt. Can you imagine the damage had they been going down the highway and the axle comes loose.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:14 AM   #3
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:04 PM   #4
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In the axel manual that I have states torq. at 65 to 70 pounds. If you go any higher it may damage the u bolts. I did double nut my u bolts to keep them tight.
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When I had one of my axles replaced - the tech at the heavy diesel shop that repairs trailers and the like for a living, also told me that 60lbs was enough for the u-bolts. I check them every now and then - especially after any prolonged towing over rough ground. So far so good....
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This topic was discussed on here about a year ago. I got curious as to what the dealer did. So I check with the service manager and was told 65#. I check mine once or twice a year and they seem to be holding OK.

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I have a 2010 Kingston purchased in May. Going on 380 mile trip tomorrow, return on Sunday. Tonight I checked the U-bolts with the torque set at 60 lbs. Three of the 16 bolts required more than a simple 1/4 turn. One required seven 1/4 turns. 60 lbs almost seem too light. It seemed like all the bolts could have been snugged up a bit more. However the other 13 clicked on the 60 lb setting.
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I did mine in on 80 lbs. lugnuts on 120.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:18 AM   #9
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If you over torque a bolt it leads to metal fatigue and eventually failure.
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:39 AM   #10
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60 to 70 ft lbs is right. I found mine were torqued from 50 to 95, so I replaced all of them. The overtightening had me concerned about stretching threads and fatiuge.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:19 AM   #11
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Just joined the forum. Picked up our Cruiser in May and drove 156 miles. Thanks to the forum, we were checking some the issues other have noted and while looking under the rv found the U-Bolt so loose, can't move the rv to take it in for repairs. It has already slipped back. Called dealer this morning. Looks like we will need some new parts. Darn lucky we took the old 5th wheel over dirt road in Colorado this year. Imagine the damage if we had been on the one lane road that has drop offs.

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Old 09-24-2009, 06:30 AM   #12
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Hi welcome to the forum. Glad you found the ubolts before you had major problems.
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