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Old 09-25-2017, 11:54 AM   #1
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Leaf Spring bolt and locknut

So I rolled into my desert campsite and started my docking procedure. Setting the wheel chocks, I notice this. Okay, let me 'splain it - the upper right Leaf Spring bolt lost it's locknut - apparently a few miles back, and the outer connecting plate has stripped the threads on the bolt, preventing me from tightening down on it. I was able to drive into a nearby town and find the nut and washer you see on it, which clearly does not belong. I"m assuming it's a fairly straightforward process to jack up the trailer body, then replace the bolt. My question is, does anybody know the size of this bolt and nut? Thanks for any help!
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:16 PM   #2
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9/16! 18 threads per inch! You will have to Measure the length! Youroo!!
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:59 PM   #3
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All Fixed! Thank you very much! The original bolt was not stripped all that bad, so I just left it in place and put a new Grade 8 locknut on it. Checked the other bolts and practically every one was loose. Backed them out and added a drop of locktite on each.
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:36 PM   #4
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Hi, what do u folks think of removing bolts and drilling hole, tapping threads into shackle and installing grease fittings , so can lube bushing on a regular basis?
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:43 PM   #5
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Hi, what do u folks think of removing bolts and drilling hole, tapping threads into shackle and installing grease fittings , so can lube bushing on a regular basis?
Or, just buy wet bolts: https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...caAkSyEALw_wcB
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:19 PM   #6
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^ this. Wet bolts and new bushings.
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Good idea in concept, but several reviewers reported that the zerk fittings did not stay in the bolt. It was suggested that the manufacturer use threaded fittings instead of the inadequate push in ones currently supplied.

Perhaps a drop of Locktite (sp) applied to the fitting end before inserting might help.
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Good idea in concept, but several reviewers reported that the zerk fittings did not stay in the bolt. It was suggested that the manufacturer use threaded fittings instead of the inadequate push in ones currently supplied.

Perhaps a drop of Locktite (sp) applied to the fitting end before inserting might help.
Mine are threaded, so I'm assuming different manufacturers have different specs. I bought mine in a kit with new bushings and hanger hardware. Can't find them in Google right now, of course
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:07 AM   #9
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Don't waste your time doing just bolts. Buy the kit and change out the shackles for the 1/2" thick side plate shackles like the MORryde kit. This is the one I used.
MORryde UO12-016 Heavy Duty Shackle Upgrade Kit, CRE3000 / Stock / Equaflex 2.25" Shackles - Tandem Axle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007HRICH2..._hrAxAb7G3RWCQ
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That's what we did....[ATTACH]
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