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Old 06-11-2019, 08:05 AM   #1
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Food for Thought for Newbies - wet bolts

Might want to do a little investigation and learn about wet bolts for you 5er to keep your travels on plan and not in break down. My '17 did not have wet bolts but did have brass bushings - my neighbor had wet bolts and plastic bushings - did not know it. Travel one day his unit start dart to the side when he hit a bump. Had to find a repair place to replace bushing - later he replaced all the wet bolts as most would not take grease. The heavy duty kits also provide thicker shackles, wet bolts and brass bushings. Worth looking up - an ounce of prevention Ö


https://www.etrailer.com/search/Wet+Bolt+Kit

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Old 06-11-2019, 08:42 PM   #2
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Just ordered and received the Morryde LRE12-001 heavy duty wet bolt shackle kit from Amazon.ca, $168.40 CDN. Less than 48 hours.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:49 AM   #3
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I upgraded to the Morryde wet bolts with brass bushings and heaver shackles about 10 years ago and replace the wet bolts that would not take grease 2 years ago. I am very pleased with them.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:49 AM   #4
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The wet bolts and bronze bushing on my unit that came from the factory were completely worn out when I purchased it used. I replaced the entire suspension including the springs. Nothing lasts forever.
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:34 AM   #5
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Maintenance of the wet-bolts with brass bushings is one of the several maintenance items like the hot water heater anode that MUST get done on a regular basis. The result of poor maintenance is failure of an important part of the RV--the trailer part in regards to wet bolts! It is easy to not perform these tasks unless the owner is careful about all maintenance. I am guessing that I am just a little on the extreme side about checking the items that a visual inspection will not work. Hope everyone has a safe travel season!
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:39 PM   #6
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One thing about it, if parts are wearing out that means they are being used!
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:34 PM   #7
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Just upgraded our 2017 3750FL to the heavy duty wet bolt kit.. We only have about 10,000 miles (99% highway) on our rig... I was amazed at the deterioration on the original parts... The bolt holes in the shackles were worn OVAL... the brass/bronze bushings were worn paper thin on one side.....
Glad I changed them out... we are about to do a 1,000 mile trip... I didn't need to be stuck on the side on I-95.. or I-81 or anywhere else............
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