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Old 07-17-2016, 09:14 PM   #1
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Am I gonna have problems?

So I decided to put in an anti sway controller on my rv. I drilled 2 of the 6 holes with a drill bit that was too big for the bolts that came with the kit. I then went and bought the right size (11/32) bit and moved the plate over about 2" and drilled al 6 holes and installed the plate. The bolts snug up super tight so the plate is on there really secure. I'm wondering if having those extra 2 holes in the frame is going to cause a weak spot and could eventually cause the frame to crack or even buckle while towing the TT. What do you think? Should I maybe go and get the plate welded to the frame as well?
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:00 PM   #2
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I don't think I would worry to much. You could have someone weld a metal plate where the two hole are. Just keep and eye on them, but welding the plate on there would help on the stress. good luck.
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how close are the mistake holes to the proper holes?
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:51 AM   #4
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Probably never have a bit of trouble as 11/32nds is pretty small and less then 3/8". If concerned, as said above a plate welded on though not stick or gas but TIG or MIG to reduce the heat affected zone. Even easier, a couple 5/16" Gr8 bolts with heavy washers will work too on those small holes.
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Just install a proper size screw in the two holes if they won't interfere with anything
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Just install a proper size screw in the two holes if they won't interfere with anything
One of the holes is completely covered by the plate and the other is half showing beneath the bottom of the plate roughly dead center.
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how close are the mistake holes to the proper holes?
Roughly 1.5 inches
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Where did you drill these holes?
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Where did you drill these holes?
Right on the side of the a frame. Roughly halfway from the tongue to the trailer.
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Roughly 1.5 inches
The reason I asked is because if too close, two holes can become one if they are too close and too much stress. I don't think 1.5 inches is close enough for that but to personally a bit close for comfort. Its a tough call.
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I'd plate the holes to hopefully get the strength back and buy a hitch with built in sway control.
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One of the holes is completely covered by the plate and the other is half showing beneath the bottom of the plate roughly dead center.
Tap the holes and locktight a set screw in the holes.
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Tap the holes and locktight a set screw in the holes.
Now there's a good idea. I suppose I could also locktight a bolt in the two holes and then grind the head off. They would never come out and shouldn't really ever go in further
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