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Old 10-22-2020, 08:34 AM   #1
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Frame bolts loose

While attempting to repair a stupid mistake I made (bent stabilizer jack), I noticed a nut and lick washer was loose on a bolt apparently connecting the camper sidewall to the frame. Since there is a lock washer between the nut and the frame, I assumed it should be tight. I checked along the underside edge of my camper and found about eight bolts. Two or three were tight and the rest loose so I tightened them.

I assume they worked their way loose over with the frame twisting during normal use over the past dozen years. I just hope that by tightening them I donít pull the heads through the wood wall framing when the twisting happens again.

2007 or 08 (I forget which) Salem Lite 21FBLE Iíve had since new.
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Old 10-22-2020, 09:59 AM   #2
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I've found the same with our 2701SS. I mentioned it to my brother-in-law at one point and we found a couple loose at the front of their Jayco TT.
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Old 10-23-2020, 11:01 PM   #3
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Looks like we are the only ones. Sorry for the poor grammar in the first post. I had spotty cell phone service and was typing on my cell phone.
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They will most likely come loose again, put some locktite on there and don’t worry about it again. That’s what we did the second time it happened to us
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Old 10-24-2020, 11:00 AM   #5
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use red locktight ,or 2 part j-b weld liqoid looks like a double syrimge
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Old 10-24-2020, 11:24 AM   #6
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use red locktight ,or 2 part j-b weld liqoid looks like a double syrimge
And Hope you never have to remove! Youroo!!
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Old 10-28-2020, 09:55 AM   #7
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And Hope you never have to remove! Youroo!!
JB weld yes, but a heat gun will soften loctite nicely to remove.
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JB weld yes, but a heat gun will soften loctite nicely to remove.
we call that Heat and Beat! just use the blue loctite.
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You can remove JB weld with a MAP torch (it will get soft when really hot), but you always run the risk of catching things on fire.


Another option is to use lock nuts.
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