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Old 01-25-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Jayco Underbelly screws

I'm working on a 2011 Jayco 5er and have run across some screw heads I have never seen before. They are similar to torx heads but they have 8 points instead of 6.......I have every tool known to man but cannot find one that works with these screw heads. I tried all the hardware and tools stores to no avail. I looked on line and can find nothing with 8 points. anyone ever run into this?
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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I'm working on a 2011 Jayco 5er and have run across some screw heads I have never seen before. They are similar to torx heads but they have 8 points instead of 6.......I have every tool known to man but cannot find one that works with these screw heads. I tried all the hardware and tools stores to no avail. I looked on line and can find nothing with 8 points. anyone ever run into this?
It's a security screw. You might get away with a square drive, 4 point Catch everyother tooth.
Or try http://hickorytrailerparts.com/catal...products_id=86
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Great post and great reply! Love this forum.
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Snap-on,mac, or craftman have those also.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:04 PM   #5
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It's a #2 bit. Square. You can buy them at any hardware store. I just bought a pak of 5 at Lowes for $4.00.

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....group_ID=24752
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It's a #2 robeson bit. Square. You can buy them at any hardware store.
There is also the 8 point trailer screw.
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Security screws? What're they protecting from you?
I figure if the warp drive was installed backwards that might affect your mileage..........
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Security screws? What're they protecting from you?
I figure if the warp drive was installed backwards that might affect your mileage..........
That's what I typed in to find them. I guess their called trailer screws. For years trailers used an odd ball figure 8 head (Clutch Head) screw. Anything to be different
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RV and mobile home manufacturers love those things. Along with staples. Real nails and phillips head screws are almost unheard of.
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That's what I typed in to find them. I guess their called trailer screws. For years trailers used an odd ball figure 8 head (Clutch Head) screw. Anything to be different
Other than clutz head, I can't post what I called those clutch head screws. I had a mobile home that had those...things... and they gave me nothing but grief, even when using clutch head screwdrivers. I'm so happy they have fallen out of favor.
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