We experienced a blowout on the freeway and we were unable to remove the wheel due to lug nuts being seized on the threaded wheel studs. AAA couldn't help, but a good samaritan with a compressor and a
cutoff wheel rescued us. We went to a tire shop to replace all of the tires on our rig, and several more of the lug nuts seized while trying to remove them. We ultimately replaced all of the wheel studs and lug
nuts, and we learned from the service advisor at Lazy Days RV in Tucson that a chemical reaction occurs between the aluminum wheels and the steel studs that creates corrosion that can cause the lug nuts to
seize. We will now be sure to use anti-seize compound on all of the studs to prevent a similar problem in the future.
As a side note, we damaged one of the aluminum wheels when cutting off the lug nuts and had to purchase a new one. The local DRV dealer quoted $272, plus $50 crating plus $50 shipping. I did some
exploring on the Internet and found a replacement wheel and center cap for $143 with free shipping (trailer-wheels.com). A local tire shop mounted the tire on the new wheel and said that the new wheel was of
better quality than the one that came on the trailer. The new wheel has a steel insert at the base of the lug holes that will help to combat the corrosion issue we experienced.