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Old 09-03-2014, 02:50 PM   #71
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:09 PM   #72
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Your patience is commendable. How's your blood pressure?
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:39 PM   #73
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Hug it out guys, hug it out.

If it was me, I'd weld a few beads so they can't move.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:44 PM   #74
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Hug it out guys, hug it out.

If it was me, I'd weld a few beads so they can't move.
Bolts are easily removed in case the axles need replacing. But a tack weld would also work.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:48 AM   #75
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Hug it out guys, hug it out.

If it was me, I'd weld a few beads so they can't move.
That's exactly what they did on mine might be hard to see in the pictures. I just can't see it moving up with the weight of the trailer on it. The bolts are at the bottom of the slot now how can it drop is beyond me....
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:38 AM   #76
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It is still not clear to me how the RV / axels could open that gap but at some point the axels dropped and the gap opened up. From the marks on the brackets it happened more than once. I also don't know why they didn't close up once the weight was back on the axels. Could be the horizontal bracket bolts were not tight enough but then you would think they would close when the weight was back on the axels. I torqued them to 180 ' #. The bolt chart called for 212 ' # but 180 was all this old man could do laying on his back. I feel good about bolting the brackets, they are solid and safe.
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Torsion axles by design want to rotate to relieve the torsion imposed by the rubber/neoprene cords. That's what causes them to rotate on the front of the support only. It is the same principle as the torsion spring on the lh end of the awnings.
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Torsion axles by design want to rotate to relieve the torsion imposed by the rubber/neoprene cords. That's what causes them to rotate on the front of the support only. It is the same principle as the torsion spring on the lh end of the awnings.
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