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Old 09-05-2020, 04:27 PM   #1
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'74 Tradewind - Sheared off shock-mount bolt

Hey all. While removing one off the axles from my Tradewind, I wrenched too hard on one of the shock-mount nuts and sheared off the end of the bolt. I've found several other posts asking for advice on how to repair this, but I haven't seen any responses. I assume I'll have to get a welder to come out and weld something new in place, but what will they need? Would a competent welder just be able to look at the other side and know what to do?
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Old 09-05-2020, 05:19 PM   #2
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A good welder will inspect and then decide if the existing pieces can be welded back or what is left is cut or ground off and new metal is to be attached.

But an inspection is needed.

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I had one break off when I had a 75 TradeWind. My neighbor was a welder and we cleaned it up and welded it back in place. It was still attached 10 years later when I sold the trailer.


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Thanks for the tips. I haven't fixed it yet, but I also found that Inland RV sells them as "Airstream Axle Shock Stud". The OEM Airstream part number for the bolt appears to be 400012-01. It's a weld-on part, so I either need to learn to weld or find someone who does house-calls.
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