RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE CHASSIS CLUB FORUMS > Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-07-2010, 07:04 PM   #1
adj
Senior Member
 
adj's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: middleburg,fl
Posts: 572
Angry Shock bolt alert

While replacing my front shocks, I ran into difficulty with the left bottom bolt. The nut was backing off normally when it froze up after moving approximately 1/4". Once off(hours later), inspection of the threads revealed severe damage to both bolt and nut. The only logical explanation for this occurance is something had been thrown into the exposed threads which created a bad spot on the threading. If I would have inspected the threads prior to removal, I would have been able to repair that area.
__________________

__________________
Dale & Betty

04 Lapalma 33'
adj is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-07-2010, 08:49 PM   #2
iRV2 Marketing
 
DriVer's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Coastal Campers
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Conway, SC
Posts: 23,493
Blog Entries: 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by adj View Post
If I would have inspected the threads prior to removal, I would have been able to repair that area.
adj, You just can never figure that these types of things are going to happen but road debris may have impacted on that bolt and created the damage. I know that the bolts are put on at the factory under very controlled conditions and are torqued by the installation tool. If the threads were that bad going on the tool would have stopped and they would have changed the bolt.

I have had my own road debris damage. On my beautiful Gibson exhaust tips, I expect that a stone came up and put a impact dent underneath the pipe. It's not visible so it's not too bad - but I know its there.

i don't expect that I would be able to put that type of dent on the pipe using a hammer but it's there. It's not nice to fool "Mother Road Debris!"
__________________

__________________
03 Adventurer 38G, Workhorse W22
F&R Track Bars, Safety+ , Ultrapower, Taylor Extremes, SGII
TST 507, Blue Ox, SMI, Koni FSD, CrossFire
RV/MH Hall of Fame - Lifetime Member
DriVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 12:08 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
RocketDork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 194
The damaged threads could have been the result of galling too. It happens most often in Aluminum and Stainless, but when you have two of the same material moving past one another, they can gall.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Brave SE 31B

P32 Workhorse chassis
RocketDork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 06:18 PM   #4
adj
Senior Member
 
adj's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: middleburg,fl
Posts: 572
[QUOTE=DriVer;637674]adj, You just can never figure that these types of things are going to happen but road debris may have impacted on that bolt and created the damage.

I agree that road debrie caused this. When I installed the Monroes 20000 miles back, I didn't have this problem. All the bolts were tight but nothing like this. Now I have Konis installed.
__________________
Dale & Betty

04 Lapalma 33'
adj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 11:18 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Oemtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Jarrell, TX 76537
Posts: 4,391
Send a message via AIM to Oemtech
I have had 2 top shock bolts give me problems. 1 I had to cut off with a gas axe. Part of the problem, in my opinion, is the use of fine thread, "crush nuts" and high speed 1/2" air ratchet.
__________________
Dale
AKA - Oemy
Oemtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Koni ITT Shock Absorbers To Sponsor Forum DriVer RV Industry Press 4 04-12-2010 02:01 PM
Dropping Toilet Bolt into Blacktank rockintom Excel Owner's Forum 16 09-02-2009 11:04 AM
Door striker bolts - Max Hubrich MH-General Discussions & Problems 11 03-22-2009 06:02 PM
'03 Journey shock replacement continued! Tagalong Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 1 08-11-2008 04:48 AM
Need Shock Advice 03HRVacationer Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 23 07-20-2008 06:43 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×