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tahoemc

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Posted: 09/10/13 02:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would be cautious about putting anything not part of the disc that would potentially impact kingpin interaction with the hitch. JMHO. For approx $10, I would just replace it.


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Get anew one. They are cheap. So am I, but I still spring for a new one every couple of years.....


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Posted: 09/10/13 02:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One fix that was postd a while back was to drill two holes thru lube plate and king pin plate....tap them for threads and then secure with countersunk head screws.

I just pound the fingers with a hammer until that doesn't work anymore and then get a new one


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Posted: 09/10/13 03:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why not just get a new one? I've had mine on for 5 years, and its never fallen off. Get a new one; its trying to tell you it's time.


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What I was told, was that if the disc falls off, it's worn out. Replace it. For the cost of less than 3 gallons of fuel, it's a bah-gan!


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netjam wrote:

I replace mine twice a year. I always take it off when the 5er is in for service. Fork Lifts/tractors used to move it around service bays always seem to destroy the disc. Beyond that concern, twice yearly renewal seems to work.


Same for us.


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I recall reading on here someplace that a guy just made his own from the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket. When my 10 year old one fell off, I did what a lot of others have done; peined it with a hammer.

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Great advice, as always from all you folks. This is a very informative forum. Thanks again.

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Posted: 09/11/13 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been using the original disk for over 6 years. Doesn't fall off and doesn't show wear. I'd probably just get a new one if it started to fall off.

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