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MrKen

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Posted: 03/18/20 09:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been here awhile, my first question though. The camper is in very good condition, except I need to replace the rear eye bolt on the Pastime 2003 camper. It was a bit loose, couldn't tighten it because the nut was rusted on the eye bolt, didn't know that until I removed the propane tank and housing. So there is about a 4" x 4" area the plywood dry rotted, the 1x3 strip going front to back has about an 8" length that needs to be replaced.
Any suggestions on how to fix? I prefer not to take off the jack siding, and such, unless that is what I should do. I'm thinking an aluminum plate nut and bolted to the good plywood and the new eye bolt attached to that, along with the 1x3 area replace with a good piece of oak. That should/could be stronger than just the original nut inset into the plywood. Any pics, suggestions, directions, advice will be good. Thank you,
Ken

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Posted: 03/18/20 11:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Picture?
If the wood is not totally rotten - fiberglassing is very good way to fix it.
Camper frames are pretty hard to repair as they are wood members stapled on both sides, so each damage needs to be well assessed.





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Posted: 03/19/20 08:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I do have pictures, I don't know how to post a pic.
I did some searching, but I still didn't figure it out.

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You should find help in forum stickies how to do it, but this is popular hosting site for pictures http://photoposting.is-great.net/?i=2

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I did go there, and I have a warning the site is not safe, so I left.
Thank you,

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Sounds like your computer has coronaphobia

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On my old camper I had this problem and ended up adding an ā€œSā€ shaped metal hangar to each of the rear jacks by adding a longer bolt to the bottom of the bracket. Worked for many years.

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Here is the link for posting pictures.

RV.Net Tutorials and Picture related FAQ's

For some reason you can't subscribe to it to save it for future use. But you should be able to subscribeto this post which has a link to the above page in the first replay.

Link for the link



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Youngm3571 wrote:

On my old camper I had this problem and ended up adding an ā€œSā€ shaped metal hangar to each of the rear jacks by adding a longer bolt to the bottom of the bracket. Worked for many years.

Is there any potential problems doing this? It seems like a much stronger connection point. Is there a reason why the manufacturers don't do this?

I will try for the photo bucket account to post pics.

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