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Posted: 03/08/18 05:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We recently bought a new to us trailer and the previous owner included the WDH with it. Should I drill holes and throw in a couple of bolts just in case or leave it be? Our old system was mounted under the frame and required them. This one seems fine since it's strapped on top (it's been on the trailer for years from what I understand). Am I worrying too much? [emoticon]

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Posted: 03/08/18 05:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your choice. My WD system uses the same saddle brackets and I found they'd slip a bit out of position so I did install a couple of small self tapping screws to prevent this.

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Posted: 03/08/18 06:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think that most are never bolted. If you want to do a super job, drill and bolt it to a tapped plate on the inside.





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Posted: 03/08/18 07:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not necessary....


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My trailer is still in winter storage but here's a pic I took the other day which shows how I used a couple of small self tapping screws to prevent the WD saddle brackets from slipping. Nothing more is required.

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Posted: 03/08/18 07:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

downtheroad wrote:

Not necessary....


Until the bracket does slip. [emoticon]

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No, your not supposed to put bolts in those holes and it isn't needed.


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IMO...If you fall off a cliff and all vertical tension is lost and you didn't screw in the bolt in back...you might need to install those heavy duty size 12 or 14 zinc coated screws. In other words no.

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ScottG wrote:

No, your not supposed to put bolts in those holes and it isn't needed.


That's why Reese offers self tapping screws Part #58459 for those who do prefer to bolt their lift up frame brackets to their trailer frame. [emoticon]

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As I originally replied to the OP - your choice. [emoticon]

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SoundGuy wrote:

ScottG wrote:

No, your not supposed to put bolts in those holes and it isn't needed.


That's why Reese offers self tapping screws Part #58459 for those who do prefer to bolt their lift up frame brackets to their trailer frame. [emoticon]

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As I originally replied to the OP - your choice. [emoticon]
Why is it that you always seem to project the image that "my way is the correct way and no other opinions matter"? Even when the word "optional" shows up in your posted image. And don't even go with the "I told the OP it was his choice" yadda, yadda, yadda. You got 4 out of 8 posts on this topic; you're pretty invested in doing it your way.

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