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Old 11-30-2015, 01:12 PM   #1
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Sway Control Bracket Problem

I have a Reese Cam sway control on my trailer. The cam brackets mount to the bottom of the trailer frame and are secured by 2 self tapping bolts in the outside and a single bolt on the inside to help stabilize it, Here's my problem . . . the outside bolt on one side have stripped out and do not support the bracket flush to the frame the way they should. I cannot replace them with a larger self tapping bolt and I think my only option is to drill through the frame and run a long bolt all the way through and secure it to the other side of the frame.

My question is, will this excessively weaken the frame or is there another option I am overlooking. I thought about have a shop weld the bracket but that would make is too permanent.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 11-30-2015, 01:42 PM   #2
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Two options, have a welding shop weld up the hole and then re-drill it. If it were mine, I would weld the hole up, re-drill it and then just tack weld both sides of both brackets. The tack weld can be cut off with a cutting disc on a small grinder or a Dremel.
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