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Old 08-27-2014, 09:05 AM   #21
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After thinking about it I am trying to figure out why the bracket has the slot instead of a hole.

The slot is there to accommodate manufacturing tolerances....
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:31 AM   #22
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here is a stupid question if you lower that won't that lower your frame to which would cause a wheel well Clearance, which should be 3" or 3 fingers as someone put it and had to add a lift kit? My unit go's to a custom trailer builder in the AM to have my toppers installed, I will have him look at mine, and get back to you Turbo. I can't crawl under mine. They build units from the frame up, I can't even afford one of his more then what I paid for my house a couple of X's....
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:07 AM   #23
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Moderator Alert.... Action Needed....

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I just spoke with leo and he's concerned and on it immediately.
I sent him your pic presley.

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I wish to point out to the Moderators and everyone else on this forum of the actions of the one going by name of "TURBS".....

He has stepped forward and talked directly to people that can make change. Not just for changes sake, but for safeties sake. TURBS has asked for pictures of any effected units to pass forward.


Thank-you TURBS
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:15 AM   #24
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Since I've posted yesterday, leo and I have exchanged a few emails.
I've seen him add others to the email so word is moving around.
As stated if you've ever had this issue and have taken pictures, please add them to this thread.

also you should loom and see if this problem may exist currently and you don't know it.

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Old 08-27-2014, 10:41 AM   #25
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I had mine fixed at the rally, they looked just like the provided pics. Leo could check the repair tags and hopefully the tech's made a comment on my repair request.
I should have said mine was corrected at the rally, I doubt that it is fixed since they just loosened the bolts and allowed the frame to drop back onto the brackets and retightened. I am keeping my eye on it cause I expect my next sharp turn will cause the problem to return.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:51 PM   #26
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Got over to where we have the RV stored and started to work on it, I took a few more pictures. I used my torque wrench trying to figure what they had the original bolts torqued to, at about 150 '# is about where the bolts would start to move so I figure that is the torque they are set to. Looks like they are 5/8" bolts with 15/16" hex heads, not sure if they are grade 8 or not, they have a fine thread. I loosened the bolts and used my 6 ton bottle jack to push the brackets back up against the 2"x 6" channel and retightened the bolts to 160 '#. Drilled holes in one bracket and gave up for today. 99 deg out there, got to hot, this drilling and adding bolts is going to be a slow process.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:06 PM   #27
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I just looked up the torque specs for a grade 8 5/8" bolt and it's calling for 212 '#, is that right. If that is correct I'll have to put a 2' cheater pipe on my torque wrench and re-torque all the bolts. Not the easiest place to work and hard to get leverage on your back. Does anybody know the specs on these bolts.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:53 PM   #28
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Did that lower your clearance to your wheel wells?
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Did that lower your clearance to your wheel wells?
No it did not. I measured the clearance, there is 3 1/2" of clearance from the top of the tire before it touches anything on the camper. The clearance between the tires went from 2 1/2" to 3".
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Well now I'm really confused, like I said I had to take my trailer in today and get two new toppers installed. Had him check he said that "He did not see a problem their is no slot and it's doubled bolted". Also asked If shocks would help me being I have torsion axle's" he said no unless they are spring" Now i'm really confused? Turbo have you heard anything back from Leo yet? The Old Man tells me I need shocks? I also don't still understand the space in between, hate to be stupid but just can't rap my little mind I have left around both problems mentioned. I have never been a wrench type person. Lucky I can get up in the morning,,,
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