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Old 02-24-2016, 04:21 PM   #1
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264BHW Bolts not tightened

While checking over my 2016 264BHW I was looking at the row of bolts along the perimeter of the underside of the trailer. You can only see the threads of the bolt, the lock washer and the nut. The lock washer was not fully compressed and it looks like the nut is only "snug" I put a wrench on one of them and tightened it at least a turn before it was completely tight. Has anyone else heard of or had this issue. Surely they are supposed to be completely tightened down?


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Old 02-24-2016, 05:43 PM   #2
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A picture might make it clearer.

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Old 02-24-2016, 06:01 PM   #3
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I can't say what is correct but I found the same issue on our 2014 Jay flight. I was able to turn all the nuts one full turn to make them tight. If those are the only bolts holding the box to the frame then I would want them tight.
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:10 PM   #4
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After using my 2011 26BH for a few years, I decided to check those nuts around the perimeter and found that all were loose to some extent, some more than others. I snugged them all up.
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:52 PM   #5
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Maybe everything "settles" after towing and putting on miles. Hopefully you only have to do it once.

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Old 02-25-2016, 06:04 PM   #6
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Same here, about 1 turn or so to re-tighten them all. I found one or two even much looser, as the nuts were backing off. As said above, the trailer is just settling after being built. Happens to lots of things. It is probably to the wood floor drying out a bit and shrinking. One of those good things to put on a yearly checklist!

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Old 02-25-2016, 06:21 PM   #7
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Looks like I'll be checking those in the spring too... wonder if it would be worth an email to Jayco and ask them if this is normal to have to tighten them...

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I found a few of those perimeter nuts loose on my TT too. I believe they are used to secure the bottom wall plate to the floor and frame.
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This is a first for me so it looks like I'll be under it tomorrow.
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:09 AM   #10
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My previous 2014 198RD had the same issue. I couldn't believe it - every single one of those nuts was significantly loose right from the get go. Had to go around the whole trailer and tighten each one. If I recall correctly I had to use a 1/2 inch deep socket to accommodate the bolt shaft length.

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