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Old 10-31-2015, 01:13 PM   #1
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Well after 4 years, I found the bolt holding my wedge laying in the bed of my truck, it was the back bolt. I took it apart and found that the threads were stripped out. I hooked back up to the non revolution hitch. Now I'm glad I kept my Husky 16K slider. I guess when I take it to the repair shop I will see if they can recut the threads? I have always kept the correct torque on them so I don't know how that could have happened. When I took it apart there is a welded nut in front but threads only cut in less then a 1/8" plate in the rear, I can see part of the threads left on the rear whole. I suggest that everyone check your two bolts if you are using a wedge. If a nut was welded on I can't find it or hear it inside. I guess I'm lucky that I made it home from Goshen, or it just happened backing into my driveway. Just a caution note to everyone....
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We found out what was wrong with Glenn's wedge bolt. It is my estimation that his wedge bolts were never torqued and the pressure being on the rear bolt came loose and broke the tack welds on the nut and eventually the nut just came off. I got the nut back in place and we re-installed the wedge and TORQUED the bolts to 150lb/ft. This was all due to the dealer not torqueing the wedge bolts in the initial installation.

If you look close to the pictures into the back of the pinbox, you can see the shiny hole where the nut broke loose.
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Old 11-06-2015, 02:12 PM   #3
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Loose nuts....lug nuts....dipsticks.....slow day on forum!!
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We found out what was wrong with Glenn's wedge bolt. It is my estimation that his wedge bolts were never torqued and the pressure being on the rear bolt came loose and broke the tack welds on the nut and eventually the nut just came off. I got the nut back in place and we re-installed the wedge and TORQUED the bolts to 150lb/ft. This was all due to the dealer not torqueing the wedge bolts in the initial installation.
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I have always kept the correct torque on them so I don't know how that could have happened.
Sure glad you found the nut and it wasn't just thin hitch metal being tapped and holding such a critical mounting bolt.
Also glad no one was hurt!
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Sure glad you found the nut and it wasn't just thin hitch metal being tapped and holding such a critical mounting bolt.
Also glad no one was hurt!
It's a miracle that he made it home from Goshen, it could have been disastrous if the front bolt had come loose or dropped out also.
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How often do these need to be checked?
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With all the stress put on that front bolt maybe it's a good idea to replace them both?
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[QUOTE=5picker;1029705]I'm confused (?) cause Glenn said...
I have always kept the correct torque on them so I don't know how that could have happened....QUOTE]

That's because the bolt was not even there and he didn't see it in the bed of the truck. It probably fell out after his first trip after picking it up from his dealer.
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How often do these need to be checked?
If you have slots, re-torque them before every trip. Slots and lock washers don't mix. I made my own and have holes not slots. I check torque about other trip and they've never come loose.
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Old 11-06-2015, 03:20 PM   #10
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If they have slots shouldn't there be a flat washer under the lock washer?
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