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Old 07-03-2017, 12:44 PM   #1
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What is this and why does it keep breaking

I have a 2015 X23B. Under the rear bumper is a bracket (looks like a V), which appears only to be attached to the frame. Twice, once while moving and once while parked, the bolt on the bracket broke. I've replaced twice. It's parked right now and the bolt has broken again. Has anyone else had this problem?
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Did you bottom out? These are protection for the trailer so they hit the ground instead of the body of the trailer
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Ever see all the V shaped gouges in a steep driveway, Thats that V. Beats ripping the rear bumper off.
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Honestly, I do not recall bottoming out, but it is certainly possible. I'll replace bolt and be very, very careful. Thanks so much.
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Ever see all the V shaped gouges in a steep driveway, Thats that V. Beats ripping the rear bumper off.
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My BIL's driveway has the oh so familiar V groove!
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What is this and why does it keep breaking

I had this problem with a travel trailer I used to own. I installed a couple casters to prevent that from happening.

http://www.rvpartscountry.com/Frame-...id-Wheels.html

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Old 07-03-2017, 04:48 PM   #7
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Stop putting grade 2 bolts on and you will stop breaking them. Go with grade 8 stainless steel
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:32 AM   #8
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Whenever possible go up (or down) a driveway at an angle. It may help
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Stop putting grade 2 bolts on and you will stop breaking them. Go with grade 8 stainless steel
Stainless grade 8 bolts may be hard to find and could be expensive,
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Stop putting grade 2 bolts on and you will stop breaking them. Go with grade 8 stainless steel
There's grade 8 bolts, and there's stainless bolts. There's no grade 8 stainless bolts.
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