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Old 02-23-2004, 04:42 PM   #15
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You shouldn't need lube/coolant unless a hole is deeper than it is wide. The drill has to be at right angle to the material, no wobbling around. Slow speed, especially with larger bits, and steady pressure. You will see the chips come off in long curls when everything is right.

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Old 02-23-2004, 04:45 PM   #16
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Here's the information

Husky makes a:

1. Clamp-on Sway Control Ball Kit for frames up to 6 inches (Cat. price is $19.49), and

2. Sway Control Ball Mount Adaptor (hitch ball clamps the adaptor while a bolt-on shim keeps it from twisting) (Cat. price is $17.99).

Those two items will allow you to avoid drilling the A-frame and also avoid welding the ball mount to the hitch.

Check with a your local RV supplier-they should have a Husky supply source.

If you have any questions, PM me.

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Old 02-23-2004, 05:07 PM   #17
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Re: Here's the information

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Husky makes a:

1. Clamp-on Sway Control Ball Kit for frames up to 6 inches (Cat. price is $19.49), and
2. Sway Control Ball Mount Adaptor (hitch ball clamps the adaptor while a bolt-on shim keeps it from twisting) (Cat. price is $17.99).
Those two items will allow you to avoid drilling the A-frame and also avoid welding the ball mount to the hitch.
Check with a your local RV supplier-they should have a Husky supply source.
Rick
I think you are talking apples and oranges. The question referrred to mounting the Reese Dual-Cam arms, not a friction sway bar.
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:16 PM   #18
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Drilling lubricant don't go there

Drilling lubricants still helps, especially on steel. Slow speed good pressure and a pod of garlic. To this day, this is one of my favoite lubricants. Run the drill bit thru the pod of garlic, then start drilling not only does it help the drilling process its good for your heart LOL. Actually the garlic oils make a great drilling fluid in a pinch.
Ok last but not least recently while helping GT6921 install there sway bar, I ran into one hole that broke a bit and stripped out two self tapping screws. DUH there was a weld in the area. Hard as a rock. Moved a 1/4" ground out the plate and all went well.
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Old 02-25-2004, 08:56 AM   #19
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Re: Drilling lubricant don't go there

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Actually the garlic oils make a great drilling fluid in a pinch.
Is that because you used up all your motor oil in the last crawfish boil?

LUTEFISK, the perfect food for Lent!
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Old 02-25-2004, 05:35 PM   #20
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Culinary talents vs drilling tips

Markdoane, You insult my culinary talents, only a amateur crawfish cook would use motor oil, but maybe you could make “bacalao” out of the lutefisk now your talking cooking with oil. No offense please, I like Lutefisk.
The purpose of the garlic is to hold the metal chips in the flukes and lubricate rather than galling the hole. Nice when you need a precision hole that you are going to thread.
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Old 02-25-2004, 05:48 PM   #21
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Greg,

Great comeback.
I plan to use your tool tips, but it's impossible to find fresh garlic in the culinary wasteland of Minnesota.



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Old 02-26-2004, 06:15 AM   #22
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SUCCESS !!

Thanks for all your useful suggestions. I got all 4 holes drilled last night. I purchased 3 more bits 1/4" 3/8" and 1/2" from the hardware store (all were cobalt bits). They were rather expensive but well worth it. I was able to actually start with the 1/4 inch bit and once I got the hang of it, it really didn't take all that long. As far as lubricant is concerned I didn't have any garlic and lard (see above posts) but I did find a use for the old motor oil from my last snowblower oil change. My recommendation to anyone who is going to attempt this install is to be sure to have the correct drill bits from the start they really made all the difference. Also the suggestion about protecting the wires with a small piece of wood was very helpful also... Thanks again...
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