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Boat Trailer Wheel Nut Indicators

by | Sep 30, 2019 | Trailer & Caravan Safety | 0 comments

Boat Trailer wheel nut indicators help identify loose wheel nuts caused by rough dirt roads.

Broken wheel studs on caravans and boats occur regularly on Australia’s open highways.

Occasionally, boaters will spot the loose nuts and tighten them, using a wheel brace, immediately thereby averting catastrophe.

Detached wheels cause damage to the bot trailer wheel well. After exiting the wheel well, sadly, damage can turn to carnage and occasionally, death.


The best solution to loose wheel nuts and to provide a safety device is to install cheap indicators to provide an obvious answer to the problem.

Install a wheel nut indicator on each wheel for less than $2 each. The pointer tuned to the 5 o’clock position and nestled close to the hub boss.

Road vibration still causes wheel nuts to loosen and move in an anti-clockwise direction away from the hub boss.

However, owners performing routine morning checks in preparation for the day’s adventures can identify indicators that have moved during the previous day’s adventures.

Identification and tightening of loose wheel nuts just become simple.

Wheel nut indicators are no longer restricted to trucks and heavy vehicles.

wheel nut indicator

What causes wheel nuts to loosen?

Vibration is a simple answer.

Checking U-bolts is another good article worth reading.


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