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lakeside013104

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Posted: 01/25/13 06:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am going to be installing a set of J.T. Armstrong stabilizers to the front legs of the 5er soon. My question is, when attaching (drilling holes) for the support bracket to the frame rail, how does one know if a wire, water pipe, or gas line is near or at the location you wish to drill? There is a belly membrane installed on the unit so the frame rails are not visible from underneath.
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I loosened the membrane enough to stick my hand up in there and felt around. Didn't find anything in the way.
Thank goodness, nothing bit me........
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x2 on what jay pat said

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Don't the kit come with self tapping screws. No drilling required.
At least my did.


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X3 on what Jay said and using the self drilling screws can still damage anything in the way.


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Jay Pat wrote:

I loosened the membrane enough to stick my hand up in there and felt around. Didn't find anything in the way.
Thank goodness, nothing bit me........
Pat

Same here.
And the self tapping screws I got with mine were less than adequate. Some went in OK, but ruined some also. Ended up getting a 1/2" tap and proper size drill bit. Worked much better.

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Same here when I installed mine I just loosened the belly cover enough to feel under and make sure nothing in the way. Why are you just installing only on the fron jacks? I have all six, four on the front and two on the rear of my Fuzion and they work great. You will like them.


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I USED to know a guy that tried attaching his satellite dish to his power pedestal using self tapping screws.
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byronlj wrote:

I USED to know a guy that tried attaching his satellite dish to his power pedestal using self tapping screws.
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If that's true it's not funny but if not true then I see the humor. LOL

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Be a man, drill and ask later!

PS - Hi to a fellow Mainer, it's been -15 with wind chill are you working in a heated bay or garage?!


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