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Old 10-01-2020, 03:18 PM   #1
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Hello, need some help with a reoccurring issue. I have a winnebago with a full wall slide out that the middle railing keeps breaking bolts. Even took it to winnebago two years ago. They re- welded new bolts, same issue. ANY thoughts or suggestions appreciated. If anyone has had this issue would love to talk. Thanks!
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What system? HWH?
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Power gear I beleave, a winnebago 2008 32h model motorhome.
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Old 10-02-2020, 05:41 AM   #5
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the welding itself weakens the bolt regardless of grade. Any way to replace the bolt without welding it?
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I'd eliminate the welded bolt and use a 1/4" plate welded between the members. Seems the welded bolt method was a slick cheap way to fasten.

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I agree with Clifford . I've seen this done several times the bolts will break often if there's moment or expansion type stresses. If welded less through and behind a plate work better. The bolt with no shank/full threads doesn't help. Heavy nuts welded behind a plate will strip more easily but hold up much better.
If using a threaded plate it looks like there's room for a jamb nut to keep a stud locked in. I would try a case hardened stud if you can find one to use with the plate.
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