Project # 3 And the last big repair this spring is to repair the ladder on our class C . It looks as that a few bolt’s on the stand off’s have rusted off and will need replacement . So I am thinking to replace all of the bolts as long as I need to do some dismantling of the ladder any how . So do you have any other tip that I’m not thinking of ?
I replaced all the bolts in my ladder using 5 inch x 1/4 inch carriage bolts. So far I believe it is stronger than when new. Will see how long it lasts but with all mine rusted off and only was being held together by 2. Good luck. mine was a easy repair once I took it off completely so easier to work on.
Thank You for the information on how you repaired your ladder . I was thinking of completely removing mine also for ease of repair . :scratch: About the carriage bolts ? How did you tighten them down being the heads would have no place for a wrench or screw driver ? :unsure: Heard about others using stainless bolts and lock tight on the threads , what do you think about that ? Over Kill ? Thanks again for the reply . Paul & Michelle. :Cool
Yes I used stainless steel bolts and nuts. I was luck in that the home improvement store 20 miles from me had everything I needed. My ladder had room for the nuts on the disk that attaches to the camper. I also used JB Weld instead of lock tight. I also should say that the nuts were half the height of normal ones so they did not extend to far beyond the disks. I used Eye Bolts for the top and bottom because I needed to drill a place through the tubes so I could attach the eye bolts for the top and bottom tube disks. Man it is really tight now and should last for many years. Cost was less than ten dollars.