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Old 10-19-2011, 12:40 PM   #31
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The TW as rated by Shasta is 750 lbs, add 2 X 30 lbs propane, battery, that puts me at over 800 lbs already.
I have been hesitant because the the weight is being distributed pretty well on the TV but read that if my TW surpasses the 800 lbs bars I should go to the next size up
Yes i had seen that. But the dry weight of your trailer is 5300 lbs. Loaded for camping you'll be around 6300lbs. Proper TW is between 12 and 15%. 15% would be 940 lbs. Which is on the extreme high end for a TT. I would stick with the 800lb bars and load the trailer so you are right around 800 lbs.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:17 PM   #32
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Yes i had seen that. But the dry weight of your trailer is 5300 lbs. Loaded for camping you'll be around 6300lbs. Proper TW is between 12 and 15%. 15% would be 940 lbs. Which is on the extreme high end for a TT. I would stick with the 800lb bars and load the trailer so you are right around 800 lbs.
Well, that Makes sense! I didn't understand why Shasta would write dry weight of tw 750. I'll stick with the 800 lbs
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:55 AM   #33
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Verdict: after checking torque on all of the screws: they are all stripped
I talked to the dealer, he said bring it in, we'll make it right for you
I asked what the plan was, he said bigger screws. I asked how can I be sure they won't strip them again, he said they'd be more careful. Duhhh
Anyways, should I worry about bigger screws, bigger holes? or should I ask him to just skip right to nutserts? and maybe weld tack in the corners?
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:01 PM   #34
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Well that's pretty crappy they stripped them. I'm not sure how much bigger they can go without drilling out the bracket they go through, maybe a little larger. Inserts would sure be a good thing if they'd go for it. I wouldn't suggest welding though.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:12 PM   #35
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The frane is completely closed so no back bracket possible unless they drill the back and insert washer and nut (i would make this last option)
Why not weld in corner?
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It is posibble to remove the front closure metal piece on the A-frame and slip some nuts in there. they can weld small pieces of metal (tabs) to hold the bolts to start the nuts. the metal tabs will also let you tighten the nuts. I had thought about this if mine ever stripped out, but that was 6 years ago.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:16 PM   #37
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Look at what this other guy did:
I like all these different ideas, making a list and print for the dealer and we'll pick the best all around solution


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How wide is your frame? Mine's 2", I have 2Ĺ" on my bracket, plenty of room for a backing plate and I'd still be able to use the set bolt.

I'm going to put a plate down inside the frame with nuts welded onto the back for all my brackets.
Yeah, my frame is 2" wide also. Don't know what I was thinking but there is room for a plate but mine would have to be cut funny as the tank mount is directly above my drilled holes.

I started out just using the washers but felt some additional plating to spread the load would be better, even a smaller strip. I had some 1/4" material so I cut and drilled two pieces. Dry fitted, painted, then installed with grade 8 hardware (flat and lock washers) and blue loctite. I feel this is a million times better than the dealer install. I thank you all for your input.



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The frane is completely closed so no back bracket possible unless they drill the back and insert washer and nut (i would make this last option)
Why not weld in corner?
I meant the bracket that the bolts go through that holds the cam. If they want to put bigger bolts I'm not sure how much bigger because of the size of the bracket holes.

If it was welded it be a huge pain if you ever need to remove it for whatever reason. Plus, if the frames are as weak as they say then applying high heat (welding) would be bad and might void your warranty.

Keep us updated, very curious how they decide to fix it.
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I will ask the dealer to install like the posted picture with a steel backer for added strenght to prevent crushing the frame.
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I will ask the dealer to install like the posted picture with a steel backer for added strenght to prevent crushing the frame.
Did you take it in to the dealer yet? Just curious about what fix they did.
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