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Old 11-06-2014, 01:59 PM   #131
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I waited till I was out of warranty.

I doubt there will be any repercussions, but you never can tell.

A crack originating in a hole you drilled would be tough to claim as a manufacturing defect.

However, many camper frames get cracked due to overloading and bike racks; so it may not matter; won't be covered anyway.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:38 PM   #132
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When you install JT Strongarms on your RV the arm mounts are drilled into the frame. These are Lippert products, so if was bad they wouldn't do it?
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:02 PM   #133
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Excellent point!

How did you know I was planning on installing those too!
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:30 PM   #134
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First take a look for any existing holes. I found them on mine and reused instead of drilling new. Some others on here have found ways to clamp them without drilling new holes as well.

If you do end up having to drill holes, make sure you stop and think about the load first. Try to drill in the least load bearing point of the frame.


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Old 11-06-2014, 09:19 PM   #135
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I had same reservations until I looked underneath, holes were already in frame, so please check it out first.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:53 PM   #136
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Beam clamps used for attaching pipes to structural steel for pipes and conduit.

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I would use one on each side total of 8 to attach one fence post. No Drilling.

Previous poster mentioned JT's, they are attached with self driving number 14 or 16 screws.
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I've posted this before, but if you're using a fence post, I clamped mine to the flange of my frame with stainless steel nylon insert locking nuts, bolts and fender washers. The bolts are right next to the flange. There's a fender washer on top of the flange, two halves of a cut washer to make up the thickness of the flange, and a fender washer inside the post. Attached pic is not totally correct, but you'll get the idea.

8 sets of nuts/bolts/washers total: 4 on each frame rail, 2 on each side of the frame flange. You need to adjust the number of half-washers based on the thickness of the flange on your frame.

It's been on for 3 seasons. No problems.
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Thanks for the replies. They gave me ideas so I don't have to take out the drill. I just have to wait until fence posts are in stock at HD in the spring.

Trailer is in storage now but I recall from the PDI the brackets for JT Strong Arms are already there so that should be an easy project.

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Thanks for the replies. They gave me ideas so I don't have to take out the drill. I just have to wait until fence posts are in stock at HD in the spring.
You can order them online. It says if you ordered it today, you'd have it Nov 19-21.

Veranda White Vinyl Fence Post (Common: 5 in. x 5 in. x 8 ft; Actual: 5.0 in. x 5.0 in. x 96.0 in.)-73010700 at The Home Depot

Here's the rain gutter to put in it, from Lowes:

http://www.lowes.com/pd_12066-322-RW...ter&facetInfo=

I'll let you find the end cap for the fence post and the end caps for the rain gutter on your own.
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