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Old 07-11-2009, 01:51 AM   #1
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I ordered the wet bolt kit from Trailair. Cost---$46.00 + $12.00 shipping.
I have it installed. Here is a pic of the where it goes. you get 14 grease able bolts and 14 nuts, 8 brass bushings. The bushings go on the spring ends ONLY.



Pic is what they look like. I circled the hole in the side of the bolt with white finger nail polish so you can see it better.
Also before I put each bolt in, I marked the head with the polish so I knew where the grease hole was. You should position the holes at either 3 0'clock or 9 o'clock so the pressure from weight of trailer isn't resting on them and it will make greasing easier.
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nice write up with pictures. report back with how you like towing with them. thanks.
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Old Farmer, just installed my equaflex with wet bolt kit today! Did you have any problems with the ferrules on the wet bolts not seating into the shackles provides by trailair? The wet bolt seemed to seat fairly easily into the existing hangers (must be softer metal), but would not pull all the way into the shackles. Just curious. Thanks.
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:39 AM   #4
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I had that same problem. I have towed 600 miles no problem. If I do I will use a una-bit to make holes one size larger.
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Old Farmer, just installed my equaflex with wet bolt kit today! Did you have any problems with the ferrules on the wet bolts not seating into the shackles provides by trailair? The wet bolt seemed to seat fairly easily into the existing hangers (must be softer metal), but would not pull all the way into the shackles. Just curious. Thanks.
I put the new bolts in the shackle then laid it over the vise with bolts hanging down between the jaws. Used a 3/4 impact socket upside down over the head of bolt so as not to damage the zerk. Then a 3# hammer put them in place.
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Thanks for the response! I was hoping that my 650 ft pd impact wrench would pull them in, I may have to disassemble and use your method.
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A impact won't do it, just strip the threads out of the nuts. I do know this.
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What is the purpose in using these bolts. I'm new at this and was just wondering if I need them for my 2009 19' Zinger. I have about 200 mile on it. Thanks



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Old 07-13-2009, 07:34 AM   #9
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The "dry" bolts (no means to lubricate) provided by the factory are only cushioned by a nylon bushing that wears out with the pressure created by the spring movement. The "wet" bolts have a grease zerk that allows you to regularly lubricate the bolt/bushing to provide longer life. The "wet" bolts come with bronze bushings (much more durable than nylon) that will wear longer with the lubrication. Hope this helps.



PS - found that three of my nylon bushings were worn through. (2005 model)
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Driving through a campground with the windows down, I know this mod is in my near future. Why it is not standard equipment is beyond me.



Thanks for the write up, good pics.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:54 PM   #11
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Want to give this thread a bump. Wanting to add wet bolts to our Cruiser's suspension. Wondering when Lippert will start making trailair suspension parts.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #12
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TrailAir is already a part of LCI (Lippert). <a href="http://www.lci1.com/" target="_blank">http://www.lci1.com/

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Old 03-19-2012, 01:28 PM   #13
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Very happy with this mod. I grease the bolts a couple times a year. Just whenever I think about it usually. Hasn't squeaked since!
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I now have over 25,000 miles on my equa-flex and wet bolts with no problem. Would never be without either.
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:48 AM   #15
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What's the best way to jack up the trailer to perform this mod in front of your house?
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If you have level ground, my suggestion would be----put your bottle jack under the frame behind the rear axle and jack it up. Just make sure you block everything and not trust the jack while you are working on/under it.



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Sorry about the blank post. Not sure how that happened.

As said use a bottle jack to jack the trailer from the frame. Then I recommend setting the trailer onto a good set of 12 ton jack stands. Make sure you have a good base under the stands. I also recommend leaving the trailer hitched to your truck. I would not trust the landing gear when jacking the trailer as it will put a significant amount of side stress on the landing gear.

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Has anyone used NeverFail bushings? Lippert claims they are more durable than wet bolts with bronze bushings and require no maintenance or lubrication.



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Found this info from another forum about NeverFail.

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May consider these for our Cruiser if they fit.
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My unit is brand new and I'll be bringing it home tomorrow...should I need anything else besides the Never-Fail Bushings? They talk about other things called "Correct Track" etc. This seems like a great idea and I thought it would be easier to change while the unit is new rather than after the nuts and busings get full of dirt and grime. Any thoughts?

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