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Old 06-03-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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Bolts on Slide Outs

I have a 2005 Tiffin Allegro with 2 slides. I broke a bolt that holds the square tubing on the motors. Is that just a regular 1/4 20 bolt, or is it a shear bolt?

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Old 06-03-2011, 12:37 PM   #2
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Hi denbob4369,
Because your question is very specific to your Brand of coach, it may receive quick and accurate replies if you posted the question in the Tiffin Owner's Forum. On the iRV2 main page scroll down to the Owner's Corner. There you will find a forum for Tiffin Owners.

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The bolt and nut Power Gear uses is Grade 8 hardened. The bolt has a longer unthreaded length to the shank. The unthreaded portion of the shank is slightly longer then the thickness of the drive shaft. The nut is also special because it has a recessed lip that goes against the shaft to accommodate the longer unthreaded shank.

You can go to Lowe's and get a 1/4-20 X 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" Grade 8 bolt and nut. Buy several spares because they won't last as long as the special bolts used by Power Gear.

Tiffin has the Power Gear bolts and nuts in stock. I picked up a several when we were there last fall. I used to keep replacing the bolts with standard Grade 8 bolts from Lowe's, but the special ones from Power Gear seem to last a lot longer. I'm sure you can get them directly from Power Gear as well.
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