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Bailey wheels still coming off

Hi my neighbor and friend has purchased a brand new twin axle Bailey Olympus twin axle ,
He has had 10 days at barmouth and on his return to Stoke one of the wheels fell off . Thankfully he had left the M6 and A500 before it happened only a1000 or so metres away from home it seems that bailey still haven't sorted this issue out it was unique to the unicorn range but now it appears to be some Olympus models have this problem ,
Mike has reported the matter to vosa and bailey but the van will need to go back to bailey for repair ,
Needless to say he is not very impressed with a new van at all and as he says what a time of year to be off the road .
You cannot stress about checking wheel nuts before and during your journey
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hi i always check the wheel nuts at home and on site it should be the first thing before you put every thing away happy vanning cheers .tom
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hi i always check the wheel nuts at home and on site it should be the first thing before you put every thing away happy vanning cheers .tom
same here.
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I user the Milenco wheel bolt indicators. A quick look at each wheel before starting off tells you if any bolt is working loose. I check the torque at the start of the season and after it's been serviced though.
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Hi all

Have bailey stopped fitting the WSL wheel nuts ? on the later year models

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Apparently those WSL wheel nuts are the answer to wheels coming off.
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I was about to say I don't recall ever getting an answer to why the earlier failures occurred. I do recall the difficulties trying to get Bailey to accept some accountability.

Your advice to check frequently is wise but frankly this should not be a normal requirement. We don't do it on our cars why new caravans? Truckies do visually inspect daily but many have indicators to identify if nuts have moved and for trucks they are often under much higher stress than a light weight caravan.

Having said that I do check mine regularly and can say they have never moved in 5 years with very high K's traveled. I carry and use a click type torque wrench all the time which is why I know they have remained tight.
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