JuniorBirdMan Posted March 17, 2010 Share Posted March 17, 2010 This one was a bit scary. I was looking under the generator basket to see if I could move it rearward a little when I noticed this: The shiny area is where the flanged bushing should have been. From the rust pattern it appears that the bolt may have had a small hole drilled through it. That was enough to allow the rust to spread some and weaken the bolt, causing it to snap off with the nut and the bushing. The only thing holding the trailer to the tongue was the now completely loose remains of the bolt. I have no idea how long it had been that way and I shudder to think of what could have been if the rest of the bolt had fallen out. Anyway, it might be wise to take an occasional quick look at this area, although I'd bet this was an isolated occurrence. Aubrey and the two wingmen, Woodstock & Rascal Oliver #032, "El Huevito" Ford F-150 4x4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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