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Old 06-22-2024, 02:06 PM   #1
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Shock absorbers

2014 23 fb Flying cloud. During inspection of undercarriage discovered a loose end of curb side shock absorber. Think I attached a picture for review but canít see it myself. Bottom mount of this shock is firmly attached. Can this trailer me towed to a service center safely?
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Old 06-22-2024, 02:39 PM   #2
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Not ideal to tow it although it probably won't come off. It's not difficult to repair, for most of them a standard 1/2 - 13 nut and washer will secure it back in place. The proper nut is a shoulder nut but any will work. Tighten securely and you should be good to go. Check the others to be safe.
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Old 06-22-2024, 09:29 PM   #3
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I agree - if the threads on the stud are still there (should be) just shove the end of the shock back in place and use a 1/2" washer and the proper nut to hold things in place. If you can get a Nyloc nut on there even better as they won't back off on their own.

If you can't get the nut on there, do what you can to secure the end of the shock to the mount - baling wire, zip tie, etc. - to avoid it coming totally loose and head to your dealer or any place which works on trailers. This is not a difficult thing to fix and any competent shop should be able to reattach the shock. Just make sure that they jack the trailer properly.
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Old 06-23-2024, 05:58 AM   #4
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Thanks for help. Iíll pull wheel and secure this. The info about which tap is perfect.
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