Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 15 November 2015, 15:22   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Cardiff
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,349
Nuts! Specifically trailer wheel nuts....

So while putting on my new winch strap onto the trailer I thought I would check the size of the wheel nuts to make sure brace I have fits, I tried both the 17mm and 19mm sockets and neither seemed a snug fit.... The axle is indespension 750kg rated unbraked with 4 stud hubs..... Any other size of nut used? The hubs have been replaced and what I thought was the part number doesn't come up..... Anyone come across a different size of nut? 17mm seemed closer I didn't have vernier with me and weather was getting bad so I packed up and left I'm going tomstruggle to get back to yard in daylight so any ideas appreciated.
__________________
HDAV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 November 2015, 15:33   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Plymouth
Boat name: Andante
Make: Cobra
Length: 8m +
Engine: Yamaha V8. 350 hp
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 120
If it is as old as me it could be 5/8 AF.
__________________

__________________
Sutty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 November 2015, 16:50   #3
Member
 
beerbelly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: teesside
Boat name: magic
Make: humber 5.5
Length: 5m +
Engine: mercury 100
MMSI: 232012453
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,118
think my indespension trailer has 18mm wheel nuts
__________________
beerbelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 November 2015, 17:26   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Cardiff
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,349
Quote:
Originally Posted by beerbelly View Post
think my indespension trailer has 18mm wheel nuts
That would make sense, particular as it means needing a seperate brace for the bloody trailer !!! Are trailer wheel nuts oversized? Ie 18mm for M10 thread?
__________________
HDAV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 November 2015, 17:51   #5
Member
 
mick's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wakefield
Boat name: Bouncer
Make: Redbay Stormforce
Length: 6m +
Engine: 2x Honda 90Hp
MMSI: 235025718
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,023
If you shop about you can get a wheel brace socket with 2 different sizes
__________________
mick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 November 2015, 17:51   #6
Member
 
Trailer Guy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Hampshire
Boat name: Altea 2
Make: Narwhal
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90 Mariner
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 855
They'll be 3/8", so an 18mm socket will fit.
Trailer Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 November 2015, 18:29   #7
Member
 
beerbelly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: teesside
Boat name: magic
Make: humber 5.5
Length: 5m +
Engine: mercury 100
MMSI: 232012453
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,118
yes I just use an 18mm socket and ratchet
__________________
beerbelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 November 2015, 00:17   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Plymouth
Boat name: Andante
Make: Cobra
Length: 8m +
Engine: Yamaha V8. 350 hp
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 120
Hey, the original post says that 17mm was not a snug fit, so how can an 18mm be the answer?
__________________
Sutty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 November 2015, 01:40   #9
Member
 
beerbelly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: teesside
Boat name: magic
Make: humber 5.5
Length: 5m +
Engine: mercury 100
MMSI: 232012453
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,118
the op said neither 17mm or 19mm was a snug fit (maybe 17 was too small and 19 was too big) .I use an 18mm socket on mine and it works for me
__________________
beerbelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 November 2015, 02:45   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Cardiff
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,349
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sutty View Post
Hey, the original post says that 17mm was not a snug fit, so how can an 18mm be the answer?

I'll be honest I wa being attacked by 40mph wind and horizontal rain so I didn't spend ages trying I tried 17mm as it looked right then 19mm which was loose ( can't remember if 17mm went over the nut or not)

Sounds like I need to get a 3/8 socket
__________________
HDAV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 November 2015, 07:41   #11
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Sainte-Marie, Quebec
Make: Zodiac Ribster 530
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90HP Evinrude E-Tec
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 35
Be careful, if it is a 3/8 bolt , it can not be a 3/8 socket!
__________________
morin1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 November 2015, 13:05   #12
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Cardiff
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,349
Now I'm confused........ 3/8 thread? So 7/16 nut? Approx 14mm? Where does 18mm come from

Just trying to understand
__________________
HDAV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 November 2015, 14:45   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Cardiff
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,349
Hmmmm https://www.tridenttowing.co.uk/trai...ked-hub-p10593 wonder if it these 11/16 which is 17.5mm might explain why neither socket would fit but why on earth are we using imperial 11/16 nuts on a trailer under 10 years old?

I think this is the hub http://www.indespension.co.uk/bestse...50kg-axle.html typically no mention ofthe size of the nut!



__________________
HDAV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 November 2015, 03:29   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Excel 435
Length: 4m +
Engine: Suzuki Outboard/25/4
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 5,818
i have a indespention vario 600 kg 2006 wheel nuts are 21 mm slightly loose or 13/16 tight i recently changed my bearings talking to the guy it appears indespention farm their stuff out [china etc] on the cheap trailers hence the odd size of my hubs.
hope that helps.
cheers
__________________
jeffstevens763@g is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17 November 2015, 16:58   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Cardiff
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,349
Thanks the studs i just noticed in the photo have 10.8 AA stamped on them?
__________________
HDAV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 November 2015, 17:24   #16
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: north ayrshire
Boat name: charlie girl
Make: reiver 3.8/regal3760
Length: 10m +
Engine: 40hp 2st 2x6lp 315
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,403
If its a 3/8 thread then as suggested most likely 11/16 af nut imperial thread therefore imperial nut
And the 10.8 probably refers to the hardness of the stud
__________________
beamishken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 November 2015, 04:38   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Plymouth
Boat name: Andante
Make: Cobra
Length: 8m +
Engine: Yamaha V8. 350 hp
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 120
If 17mm was not a snug fit ie it was slack, how then using a 11/16 AF which as someone says is 17.5mm going to be better ??
__________________
Sutty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 November 2015, 17:17   #18
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Cardiff
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,349
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sutty View Post
If 17mm was not a snug fit ie it was slack, how then using a 11/16 AF which as someone says is 17.5mm going to be better ??
Can't remember how it didn't fit just that it didn't, logic would suggest 17mm was too small.
__________________
HDAV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 December 2015, 16:36   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Cardiff
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,349
hmmmm any assistance?



I forgot vernier.................(MUPPET)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2508.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	60.1 KB
ID:	109929   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2507.jpg
Views:	126
Size:	83.4 KB
ID:	109930   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2506.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	72.0 KB
ID:	109931  
__________________
HDAV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 December 2015, 19:12   #20
Member
 
Trailer Guy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Hampshire
Boat name: Altea 2
Make: Narwhal
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90 Mariner
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 855
It's an Indespension axle with what lookalike their 'wide wheel' option. Usually fitted to PWC trailers / small rib trailers. Often the JS05 / CSMINI / CSMICRO models.

The hubs are supplied by URB trailer parts (same place I buy mine). They're a 4" (101.6mm) PCD on 4 x 3/8" studs. The bearings will be the standard 1" shaft bearings.

An 18mm socket will fit the nuts. Hope that's of assistance.
__________________

Trailer Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.