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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:50 pm 
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has anyone replaced the bushing and pin for the center pin? I know the one on the SO42 needs to be replaced. Just don't know how much of a job this is. I don't want to pull the beam

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Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:40 am 
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der58SC wrote:
has anyone replaced the bushing and pin for the center pin? I know the one on the SO42 needs to be replaced. Just don't know how much of a job this is. I don't want to pull the beam


Search around here someplace. Surely I posted some pix of it when we did the job on Craig form Smelay's the Hatch. :-k

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Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:53 am 
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pyrOman wrote:
der58SC wrote:
has anyone replaced the bushing and pin for the center pin? I know the one on the SO42 needs to be replaced. Just don't know how much of a job this is. I don't want to pull the beam


Search around here someplace. Surely I posted some pix of it when we did the job on Craig form Smelay's the Hatch. :-k



I've no done it with the beam in. It's no fun. There is a good tutorial on the Samba by Hazetguy or is it Hazetman?
I rented the reamer I think from WW??


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thanks guys. I am trying not to pull anyone off of the camper if I don't have to which is why I would prefer to keep the beam in the bus. If I have to pull it, I might as well swap it with the beam in the single cab.

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Done in and out. Much easier with it on the bench. Way too much work to remove it if just to do that job though. :-s

Do get the proper reamer, it's a must! ;-)

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Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:22 pm 
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the steering on the camper is super loose. I got under it and had one of my kids turn the steering wheel back and forth. I could see the center pin needs replacing, tie rods, and drag link. So with the flipped spindles I will be putting on, the tie rods are good to go. Just need the center pin and drag link so I guess I will be swapping the beam instead.

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