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Old 01-28-2016, 07:06 AM   #6071
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Welp, I'm admitting defeat. I tried removing the electric stabilizers, but the nut is rusted to the bolt (even after a few shots of WD40 and letting it soak). The real issue is that I can't easily get to the topside of the bolt and have stripped it of any angles so now it just spins.

I'm annoyed- I'm going to call a mobile RV tech and warn him that he may need an angle grinder to take it down. We'll see.
PB Blaster works great for the rust, let it soak in for a bit and re-apply. DO threads stick out bellow the nut? I've used a pair of vise grips to grab this nub, used a wrench to loosen the nut (after soaking) then a tool to cut off the bolt above the now loosened nut. Could use a flush cut saw, hack saw, dremel...
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:15 AM   #6072
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Six sided wrenches or sockets for taking anything apart that is out in the elements! Plus a few shots of KROIL a couple days before you start. Work on a lot of old cars and that is what I use.

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Old 01-28-2016, 08:40 AM   #6073
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:30 AM   #6074
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Welp, I'm admitting defeat. I tried removing the electric stabilizers, but the nut is rusted to the bolt (even after a few shots of WD40 and letting it soak). The real issue is that I can't easily get to the topside of the bolt and have stripped it of any angles so now it just spins.

I'm annoyed- I'm going to call a mobile RV tech and warn him that he may need an angle grinder to take it down. We'll see.
There's a little tool that cracks the nut, you can pick it up at Harbor Freight
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Thanks for the ideas everyone, but mobile tech will be out tomorrow. I'm going to have him yank these down and then actually install the new scissor jacks. I really hate the movement that I get with the electric stabilizers and it seems that Lippert is the only real game in town for self-leveling electric stabilizers.
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I guess you could not use hydraulic.

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I guess you could not use hydraulic.
I'm not setup for it, no. I wouldn't mind it and actually looked at hydraulic leveling systems, but that whole kit is too expensive for me.
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:09 PM   #6078
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There's a little tool that cracks the nut, you can pick it up at Harbor Freight
I know this will come out wrong.. But I love my nut buster.. Best tool ever, next to duct tape and that impact tool I have that you hit with a hammer to loosen stuck screws and bolts.
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Good thing that I'm having the mobile RV tech out tomorrow as I went into the bathroom and noticed this fairly steady drip into the shower from the skylight:

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