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Old 04-13-2016, 08:36 AM   #21
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I use linch pins from Ace.

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Old 04-13-2016, 08:45 AM   #22
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I use linch pins from Ace.

I saw those too. Mine also came from Ace.
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Well that was a fail.......the pins wouldn't fit in once I put tension in the brackets. Back to square one.
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Well that was a fail.......the pins wouldn't fit in once I put tension in the brackets. Back to square one.
Really? Their should be no tension on the bracket, it should stay shut without the pins at all, they are just a backup.
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Does the pin fit when you close the bracket without the chain on, not under tension.
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:31 PM   #26
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You probably got the 1/4 pins looking at the picture and need the 5/32. Go to a hardware story they usually have them or an RV dealer for sure. Isn't fun to have a Trailer with all the excitement what goes with it.
I am installing R12 insulation in the underbelly and shaking my head the shottie work I see. Wires and heating duct rubbing on the metal cross members. No wonder it is so much fun to have a TT. Good luck with the pins.
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Does the pin fit when you close the bracket without the chain on, not under tension.
It did but not anymore, not sure what happened? This is nuts!
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Now it does NOT fit without chains hooked up and bracket closed. What is going on???? This is crazy!
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Sounds like the alignment of the pin holes is off just enough to make the fit tight. I would try wiggling the bracket handle around while putting pressure against the bracket with the chain on while trying to push the pin in. Or take a trip back to the store and get the next size down pin, a little slop won't hurt its just to hold the bracket in place. You may have better luck with sizing using a clevis pin, all the big box stores sell them.

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Sounds like the alignment of the pin holes is off just enough to make the fit tight. I would try wiggling the bracket handle around while putting pressure against the bracket with the chain on while trying to push the pin in. Or take a trip back to the store and get the next size down pin, a little slop won't hurt its just to hold the bracket in place. You may have better luck with sizing using a clevis pin, all the big box stores sell them.

http://www.toolandanchor.com/catalog...FPCUNIVERS.jpg
Tried those too. I ordered the actual part I need from Reese but now I know I won't even be able to get the darn thing on. Something messed up the alignment of those holes. Wish I knew how to make it right.
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