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Post by Dave 418 on Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:39 pm

As long as we have had the Rienza the rear corner steadies have always been difficult to wind up or down. Feeling in the fix it mood I had a closer look at them. To my surprise they both had bent threaded rods. scratch head
 This was not my doing but I took the steadies off , three bolts each, and into the workshop. Amongst my keep for later junk I had a pair of threaded rods that came my way meany years ago. I never knew what they were for until now. After a bit of spanner  bashing I now have corner steadies that wind up and down smoothly. 
The threaded rods I had must have been bought for the same job by some one, they have ALKO stamped on the hexagon heads. I have a feeling I was given them for a workshop project that never happened.  
I think we had better re- start our travels before I find any more jobs.  think_smiley_46
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Post by Gromit on Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:53 pm

I think you should write to the Pope and claim a miracle Dave!!

Something in the junk box that actually came in useful! Most of it gets chucked away three weeks before you need it, and even then it probably wouldn't have fitted if you had kept it.

Yes - good chance the Pope will grant the miracle I think!!  hugegrins
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Post by Dave 418 on Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:40 pm

I have my workshop rules, if its in there it stays. No tools out, no junk out. We have a shed for unsure leftovers that any one can pick through and selectively re-use or bin. 
I think I was going to make a lifting table for heavy jobs to save me lifting them up to the bench. My time in the workshop is greatly reduced now we are motorhomers. 
As a side issue I am trying the dry grease from WD40 on these steadies. It says it is silicone lubricant, I will be interested to see if it helps keep the steadies any easier to wind up and down.
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