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Old 12-31-2014, 08:31 PM   #1
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Installed MorRyde HD Shackles and Wet Bolt Kit

I pulled my brake drums and inspected my brakes, packed the bearings and replaced the grease seals, balanced the tires and installed the MorRyde HD Shackles and Wet Bolt Kit.

The brakes looked fine, one grease seal was starting to leak a little grease, and one dust cap was not fully seated causing some grease to sling out on the inside of the rim.

When removing the stock shackles and stock wet bolts, I found the Trail Air Center Suspension unit had Bronze Bushings in it but the springs have plastic bushings on both ends.
Sure does not make much sense to have a Bolt with a grease fitting and a plastic bushing.

I replaced the Plastic Bushings in the springs with the Bronze Bushings that came with the MorRyde kit.



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Old 12-31-2014, 08:44 PM   #2
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Nice job, those are monster shackles aren't they!
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These should be standard on these heavy rigs, minus the plastic bushings.
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These should be standard on these heavy rigs, minus the plastic bushings.
I would agree, when we were 5th Wheel shopping and I saw the Wet Bolts on the springs I thought great, Wet Bolts and Bronze Bushings, NOT !!!!
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I would agree, when we were 5th Wheel shopping and I saw the Wet Bolts on the springs I thought great, Wet Bolts and Bronze Bushings, NOT !!!!
Exactly what I thought - didn't think twice about it. I should have known better because I even installed the kit on our Montana.
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Exactly what I thought - didn't think twice about it. I should have known better because I even installed the kit on our Montana.
Yep, I installed the MorRyde HD Shackle / Wet Bolt Kit on our Pinnacle, so I knew what I was getting into.

I still think for as much travel as we do, it is a good investment.
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Maybe I missed it but what part number is used to order the wet bolt and shackle kit from MoRyde?
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Maybe I missed it but what part number is used to order the wet bolt and shackle kit from MoRyde?
MoRyde Part Number for the HD Shackle / Wet Bolt Kit is - UO12-016
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Is this something an average person can do? When I was looking at the pictures, I can't figure out where the bottle jack is located.
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Robert, my part # was U12-021. Yes the average guy can perform this with a jack or 2 & an assortment of hand tools. Jack probably under axle tube.
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