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Old 05-16-2016, 04:11 PM   #11
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I had a loose shear pin that dropped out of the shafts so that motor spun but screw did not. Re-installed pin, added small hose clamp to keep pin in place, added to warranty list. And the list grows.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:42 PM   #12
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I had a loose shear pin that dropped out of the shafts so that motor spun but screw did not. Re-installed pin, added small hose clamp to keep pin in place, added to warranty list. And the list grows.
I called Lippert this morning and my issue is the exact same. I was going to order a new shear pin, BUT; $12.50 for shipping and $3.50 for a pin is NUTS. Going to ACE tomorrow snd getting cotter key same dimensions.
Even the tech dept told me that was the way to go. Parts is Parts 😳
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:57 PM   #13
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Be aware that a sheer pin is designed to break at a specific load BEFORE damage is done to other compnonents. A cotter key is usually much harder and may not sheer off before severe damage occurs. If you decide to not go with the proper pin you might check a local marine dealer to see if an outboard prop sheer pin will fit.
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Be aware that a sheer pin is designed to break at a specific load BEFORE damage is done to other compnonents. A cotter key is usually much harder and may not sheer off before severe damage occurs. If you decide to not go with the proper pin you might check a local marine dealer to see if an outboard prop sheer pin will fit.
I think quite the opposite. A cotter pin is soft material, easily cut and bent by hand. I don't see the cotter pin holding up.
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Be aware that a sheer pin is designed to break at a specific load BEFORE damage is done to other compnonents. A cotter key is usually much harder and may not sheer off before severe damage occurs. If you decide to not go with the proper pin you might check a local marine dealer to see if an outboard prop sheer pin will fit.
All the cotter pins I've seen are pretty soft and meant to be bent. Shear pins are brittle and made of a tempered material.
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Great idea

Tnx Cedar Creek Woody. Several marina stores within 10 miles. Have the correct size so a few calls and perhaps luck.

I will add that I was under the rv and inspected the issue and root cause. Most likely FELL OUT. I retracted my rear jack(s), both on same drive component and relocated my RV to another spot in our rv resort. Had to traverse 2 MEAN SPEED BUMPS!

I am not overly concerned using a cotter key vs shear pin in this application. I am positioned at the rear of the unit and have excellent visual of the jack movement.
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The point is sheer pins are designed to break at a specific force calculated to protect your equipment. Some are aluminum, some brass, some steel, etc. A cotter pin is mallable and designed to bend, as you stated, but this could prevent it breaking at the desired load. Just be careful that you don't defeat a safety item engineered to protect your equipment.
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:30 PM   #18
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Shear pin

I was able to buy a 5/32 shear pin locally. ( West Marine ). Now I just need a weeee bit of luck that it fits easily and RV life will return to GREAT! If not, back to CUSSING! 👍
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Great! Glad you found one locally.
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