Originally Posted by northstar1960
i'll give that a try but think i have those bolts as tight as they can be , used a 350lbs impact wrench and have not any movement of the brackets in over 2000 miles .
I am pretty sure my manual said the shank bolts (that I think you are talking about) should be at 150 ft lbs. I would think more than twice the recommended torque would be an issue, but it will be interesting what Andersen has to say about that.
I believe egladden was talking about the trailer frame brackets not the shank bolts. If you over tighten the frame brackets they will bend and lose contact with the frame. I believe the torque spec for those bolts was only 90 ft lbs. If your frame brackets are bowed, that would probably be the cause of your noise.
If you are worried about the frame brackets moving or coming loose, then maybe you can talk Andersen into doing the "optional frame bracket installation" method of adding a 2" weld to the frame and bracket.
Please, let us know how it goes in Idaho.