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Default First Shakedown Trip For Us

Left central Maryland yesterday and headed to Deep Creek Lake for a family reunion. Basically, other than the Shenandoah Valley, it's mountain driving on the interstate. This was baptism by fire, because this would be about the most strenuous trip we could make for the RV.
40MPH to top the Blue Ridge peaks on I-70.
25-30 MPH to top Appalachian Mountains on I-68.
Went pretty well until now. On our way home, blew driver side inner dual. Coach Net is sending a guy and tire......
It's a shakedown, so I expected some issue.
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Default Lefty and righty

I know this can be difficult to do, but you may want to politely ask the tire mechanic if he is familiar with the lefty and righty threads on the inner and outer lug nuts on our hubs, so as to prevent damage to your studs. You never know how much experience some of these mechanics have, especially the younger ones.
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Thanks, John. He must know. He's already pitting us back together, but I sure didn't. Thanks for letting me know. R out side right hand and inside left hand?
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Default 6 different part numbers

From what I understand, there are left and right hand threads on the steer axle lug nuts, the drive axle dual wheels use left and right hand threads on the inner stud nuts, and the outer lug nuts on the drive axle are also left and right threads different from the steer axle lug nuts because the size was stepped up from the addition of the inner stud nuts. The actual studs in the hub are the same size 3/4-16, but do have left hand on the drivers side, right hand on the passenger side.
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Both inner and outer on the same side have the same thread. Right hand side, right hand threads. Left side, left threads.
The studs will be stamped with an "R" or "L".

Yes, it's strange. Chrysler used to do that with their cars. On stud piloted wheels the force on the stud rolling around tends to turn the nuts tighter on both sides if they're threaded like this. Otherwise if a nut on the left side was a little loose it would come off for sure.
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There are specific rules for matching the circumference of a pair of duals. If the difference is too great it will destroy the tires. Don't know about yours, but it should have been checked by the tire guy. The old used tire match with a new one could be an issue.
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Thanks everyone. We r home. The shakedown trip yielded a few issues for me to sort out and I had anticipated such. I'll be using the search function to try and work through the other gremlins (beside the blowout) that arose.
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Gardner brings up a good point. Should put matching up the dually tires on the to do list before your next trip.

Might as well put those new tires on the steer axle where you need the most reliable tires!
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Different sizes. Drives are 11r22.5, steer are 12r22.5. At least that is how it came to me.....
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