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Old 05-30-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Drilling into your pinbox?

The level I bought requires me to drill (4) 7/32 holes to mount it on the pin box. Being a brand new trailer....will this void the warranty? Who has done it or should I not do it?
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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Why not just put it on with velcro or some type of rubber-type glue? That seems like a bit of overkill to drill into your pin box. On the ones I bought, they had sticky tape on the back and I just leveled the FW and then attached the little levels. Not real scientific, but close enough so that the frig works just fine and we sleep very well.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:54 PM   #3
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I mounted a large level on several rigs. I pre-drilled a hole and used self tapping screws. Never had any problems.

A level that is stuck on with velcro IMO is worthless.
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http://www.wheelmasters.com/levelmaster.html

This is the level I bought that is specifically made to mount on your pin box. I agree the velcro and 2 sided tape kind of levels will eventually give inaccurate results. This level had the best reviews so I got it.
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Looks like a real nice unit to me. Easy to see, being very large. And as for drilling holes to mount - they will be so small that strength will not be affected, and it shouldn't void the warranty. Even if it does, it will only affect the warranty on the pin box, not the whole trailer. You could always check with the pin box manufacturer to verify one way or the other. JMHO
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Looks like a real nice unit to me. Easy to see, being very large. And as for drilling holes to mount - they will be so small that strength will not be affected, and it shouldn't void the warranty. Even if it does, it will only affect the warranty on the pin box, not the whole trailer. You could always check with the pin box manufacturer to verify one way or the other. JMHO
I guess I should just call them but I like talking on the forum to you guys better.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:43 PM   #7
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I bought one of those. We weren't comfortable with the drilling part so we had the guys at our RV place do it. But it works well and I'm glad we have it.
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http://www.wheelmasters.com/levelmaster.html

This is the level I bought that is specifically made to mount on your pin box. I agree the velcro and 2 sided tape kind of levels will eventually give inaccurate results. This level had the best reviews so I got it.
I put this same level on my 5er. I drilled holes in the pinbox and mounted it on with no problems and you can see it from the cab of my truck.
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I have drilled holes in my last 3 units and no troubles. The holes are so small that won't hurt anything.
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I have one on mine. It won't hurt the pin box at all
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