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Old 04-18-2017, 11:13 PM   #1
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Shackle Bolts Missing

On our trip back to Canada (from Texas) on Saturday, the shackle bolt on the back spring went missing. The loose spring then busted the rubber brake hose. This is the second time this happens at exactly the same place. Have any of you encountered this problem and if so what you have you done to fix this? All I think about now when pulling this rig is when is another bolt going to go missing. And yes, I keep those well greased.
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:42 PM   #2
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I would take a different road lol. Ha e you torqued the bolts to their required level.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:50 AM   #3
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Are you still using the OEM bolts? If so upgrade to the MorRyde heavy shackles & wet bolts, they come with all new bushings & will actually take grease. Once the original plastic bushings wear out (5000+/- miles) it just metal to metal & the grease goes on the ground.
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When I upgraded to the Mor/Ryde shackle kit, the OEM street side rear spring wetbolt fell to the ground in two pieces - split through the grease hole. Upgrade your shackle kit to Mor/Ryde ASAP.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:10 AM   #5
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Are you still using the OEM bolts? If so upgrade to the MorRyde heavy shackles & wet bolts, they come with all new bushings & will actually take grease. Once the original plastic bushings wear out (5000+/- miles) it just metal to metal & the grease goes on the ground.
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When I upgraded to the Mor/Ryde shackle kit, the OEM street side rear spring wetbolt fell to the ground in two pieces - split through the grease hole. Upgrade your shackle kit to Mor/Ryde ASAP.

I agree with Danny and Mike 1000%......... I added the Mor/Ryde SRE-4000 and Heavy Duty Shackles Kit 2 years ago. Short of going to the more expensive Mor/Ryde IS suspension, this is one of the best upgrades you can make.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:17 AM   #6
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i think I posted pictures of the stock plastic bushings last year. the where completely shot after 2000 miles I upgraded to wet bolt kit and I'm going on 6000miles just checked them last week and the all seem good.
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I just completed the upgrade to the SRE 4000 and Heavy duty Shackle Kit What a difference in the way the trailer rides. I also added the Timken bearings and seals and changed out the Trail Air with new Lower Jaw much more confident in our RW now. We are ready for our cross country trip this summer from June through August.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:44 PM   #8
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I do not appreciate your humor, I would not wish this on any one pulling this rig with a loose axle and no brakes.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:09 PM   #9
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Sorry folks, but my last response was meant for Shane Wood...

I want to thank the rest of you and will look at your upgrades and may even have further questions.
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Guess a sense of humour in light of an incident is not a good thing
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