Sunline RV Forum
Sunline User Photos

Go Back   Sunline Coach Owner's Club > Technical Forums > Repairs and Maintenance
Click Here to Login

Join Sunline Club Forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-06-2018, 03:41 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 212
SUN #2943
Tod Osier is an unknown quantity at this point
Stabilizer question.....

I need a part and canít figure out the manufacture of my stabilizers. I asked the folks at bal and a couple trailer parts retailers and have not gotten any leads, there are no marks on them and I have nothing in my sunline folder.

Anyone know what these are?

__________________

__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2006 Sunline T-1950
2011 Toyota Tundra TRD Off-Road with 5.7L


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tod Osier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2018, 04:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
264SRinPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 492
SUN #67
264SRinPA
Lippert Components, but don't think they make the round base anymore
__________________

__________________
Mike & Roz
2018 Grand Design 315RLTS
2013 Ford F-350 Lariat PSD/CC/LB/FX4
Sunlines= '06-2075, '06-264SR
264SRinPA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2018, 08:37 PM   #3
Moderator
 
JohnB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 9,079
SUN #89
JohnB is an unknown quantity at this point
I agree with Mike, they look like the Lippert stabilizers.

I will look tomorrow on BenB's 2006 T-264SR and report back if I can find a sticker on it. I think his has the round foot too. I will check and report back.

My 2004 T310SR has the Bal stabilizers as there was stickers with their name on it. And the foot is rectangular, not round.

Thanks

John
__________________
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR - Fern Blue, 2004 T1950 - Fern Blue, 2004 T2475 - Nutmeg
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
2005 Ford F350 Lariat, 6.8L V10 W/ 4.10 rear axle, CC, Short Bed, SRW. Reese HP trunnion bar hitch W/ HP DC

Google Custom Search For Sunline Owners Club
JohnB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 05:03 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 212
SUN #2943
Tod Osier is an unknown quantity at this point
Thanks guys, that will be easier if they are Lippert... they don’t match up with the current style or anything I can find on the internet. Looking at the design, notice that the pivot point (hinge pin). On current manufacture, both bal and Lippert use a permanent flanged pin, but mine have a nut (actually a bolt, but looks like a nut) on each side in the end of the pin. I lost one of the short bolts that go into the ends of the hinge pins, it just worked it’s way out at some point.
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2006 Sunline T-1950
2011 Toyota Tundra TRD Off-Road with 5.7L


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tod Osier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 06:05 AM   #5
Moderator
 
Sunline Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,598
SUN #123
Sunline Fan is an unknown quantity at this point
Yep, Lippert. Came standard on 2005-07 or 2006-07 Sunlines.
__________________
2007 T-286SR Cherry/Granola, #6236, original owner, current mileage: 9461.2 (as of 10/01/16)
1997 T-2653 Blue Denim, #5471
1979 12 1/2' MC, Beige & Avocado, #4639
Past Sunlines: '97 T-2653 #5089, '94 T-2251, '86 T-1550, '94 T-2363, '98 T-270SR
Sunline Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 06:43 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 212
SUN #2943
Tod Osier is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunline Fan View Post
Yep, Lippert. Came standard on 2005-07 or 2006-07 Sunlines.
THANKS ALL. Iíll give them a call, Iím a little frustrated I looked at a LOT of photos and websites and have yet to find a photo of that model. I should have just asked, but when they didnít match what t was seeing I figured I had something different.

The part i lost is fairly complicated and Iím sure was one of the reasons they changed designs to the more simple rivet.
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2006 Sunline T-1950
2011 Toyota Tundra TRD Off-Road with 5.7L


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tod Osier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 07:13 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,484
SUN #2097
mainah is an unknown quantity at this point
http://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Camp...ssor_Jack.aspx Maybe some thing you could use?
__________________
mainah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 07:31 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 212
SUN #2943
Tod Osier is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by mainah View Post
Those newer jacks are different, which is the problem.
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2006 Sunline T-1950
2011 Toyota Tundra TRD Off-Road with 5.7L


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tod Osier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 12:16 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,484
SUN #2097
mainah is an unknown quantity at this point
What is different just the looks? Or is it a mounting issue?
__________________
mainah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 12:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 212
SUN #2943
Tod Osier is an unknown quantity at this point
The way they are built. The new ones are put together with pins/riveted. The old ones with bolts and I’m looking for a bolt. They don’t sell any parts for the new ones, since there is no ability to get them apart/repair.
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2006 Sunline T-1950
2011 Toyota Tundra TRD Off-Road with 5.7L


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tod Osier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 12:30 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,484
SUN #2097
mainah is an unknown quantity at this point
What's so unusual about the bolt? I'll guess it's a shoulder bolt.
__________________
mainah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 12:45 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 212
SUN #2943
Tod Osier is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by mainah View Post
What's so unusual about the bolt? I'll guess it's a shoulder bolt.
It is a shoulder bolt. Short thread, short shoulder, fine thread, fat bolt. I’m sure I can make one, with a bolt and bushing, but I was hoping not to. I’ve spent enough time in this thread that I could have made one.

And I’d like it to match (which isn’t going to happen if I make one).
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2006 Sunline T-1950
2011 Toyota Tundra TRD Off-Road with 5.7L


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tod Osier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 01:49 PM   #13
Moderator
 
Sunline Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,598
SUN #123
Sunline Fan is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tod Osier View Post
Iíve spent enough time in this thread that I could have made one.
This reminded me of when I was in line at RepairClinic the other day, and witnessed this customer:

"Yeah I need this wire for my dryer"
"Sir, what is it from? I need a model number and serial number"
"Um, I don't have that. Isn't it a common wire, don't all brand x dryers use this same wire? It's a main wire that goes to the heating element."
"I'm not sure sir, I need at least a model number to look it up."
"Don't you have anyone who knows dryers who would recognize it?"
"I'll go see if my supervisor recognizes it"

Counter person disappears for 5 mins while dude finds the "model number" on his phone from his past Amazon orders.

"No, my supervisor doesn't recognize this. Sorry"
"I just found the model number" Gives number. Counter person looks it up.
"Sir, that's a part number for a heating element, it's used in about a dozen brand X dryers.
"Oh yeah, I just bought that a month ago. I don't know what to do."
"Sir, you can go up the street to Y hardware store, and they should be able to get you the parts to make that up. It's a pretty simple wire. But without markings on the wire or a model number, I can't help you."

Customer walks out frustrated.

This wire was literally about a 6" piece of 12 or 14 gauge wire with a push on spade connector on each end. When I walked up to the counter, I said geez, I could have made a complete copy of that wire in the time it took for all that! Unfortunately I don't think the customer had the faintest clue on how to make it up.
__________________
2007 T-286SR Cherry/Granola, #6236, original owner, current mileage: 9461.2 (as of 10/01/16)
1997 T-2653 Blue Denim, #5471
1979 12 1/2' MC, Beige & Avocado, #4639
Past Sunlines: '97 T-2653 #5089, '94 T-2251, '86 T-1550, '94 T-2363, '98 T-270SR
Sunline Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2018, 05:46 PM   #14
Moderator
 
JohnB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 9,079
SUN #89
JohnB is an unknown quantity at this point
I see you found out that these are for sure LCI and the early vintage.

I took these pics's today off of BenB's 2006 T264SR. And I can see why you lost one.

Here is the LCI with a fine thread shoulder bolt.

For reasons not understood why, Sunline welded these on?? These do get beat up from time to time and they may have to cuts the welds off. Not great for the main frame lower flange if it can be avoided. They bolted mine on.


A better view of the pivot joint


And the shoulder bolt. Thanks Tod for posting about this. These should be blue loctite'ed in. It took very little effort to unscrew this out of there. Will have BenB go over his before one of his rattles out.






And here is the Bal Stabilizer off my 2004 T310SR. Their design does not need a rivet or a screw. The center threaded rod holds it in.




At work, I used to buy a lot of shoulder bolts. However the standard shoulder bolt of this size normally uses "coarse" thread. This LCI thread is finner. I did not put a thread gage on it, but it is not course.

If you want to make this, a method that may be done, assuming this is a standard size fine thread, start with a hex socket head screw. Then create a steel bushing the OD/ID to slide over the thread of the bolt and stop at the bolt head. The bushing should lock up with you tighten the bolt.

I can check tomorrow the thread pitch and see if the OD of the shoulder matches something simple like a piece of pipe if you want to try and make one of these. Do you have a buddy with a small lathe? If this is not a standard size that bushing can be made fairly easy on a small 6" lathe. Let me know I'll dig more into this if you cannot locate a premade one at a reasonable cost.

Hope this helps

John
__________________

__________________
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR - Fern Blue, 2004 T1950 - Fern Blue, 2004 T2475 - Nutmeg
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
2005 Ford F350 Lariat, 6.8L V10 W/ 4.10 rear axle, CC, Short Bed, SRW. Reese HP trunnion bar hitch W/ HP DC

Google Custom Search For Sunline Owners Club
JohnB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question on Replacement Stabilizer codidake Repairs and Maintenance 1 09-11-2014 06:09 PM
Screw type Stabilizer jacks hornady Repairs and Maintenance 4 02-24-2012 05:58 AM
Bal Stabilizer Upgrades Ė Get rid of the wiggle. (Long - lotís of picís) JohnB Modifications 11 06-21-2011 04:32 PM
Fuel Stabilizer for Tow Vehicle... luvrque Towing and Tow Vehicles 13 01-27-2009 01:16 PM
stabilizer jacks chevman Modifications 10 06-02-2008 05:41 AM



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:59 AM.