2007 Fleetwood Niagara spare tire studs broken

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  1. Hearty Sarsoza

    Hearty Sarsoza Member

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    Hello! Does anyone know if the spare tire stud of a 2007 Fleetwood Niagara pop up is replaceable? 1 of the studs broke off and lucky for me the other stud was still holding the spare tire while it was swinging. It is located on the rear of the pop up and hides the crank lift mechanism of the pop up. Thanks for any responses.
     
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    If it's like my old Coleman Columbia, you should be able to replace with a properly threaded stud from HD or Lowe's.

    Photo may help.
     
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    Hi there! Thanks for your reply. We might have the same one since Fleetwood is from coleman. Would you mind telling me how you replaced the stud? It looks like the bolt is welded on the stud to the wall of the pop up camper. Thanks very much for your help.
     
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    Can you post a close up picture?
     
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  6. Hearty Sarsoza

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    That's the broken stud
     
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    Nope, I didn't have that same one. Does that face plate come off?

    List look like where the stud is still attached that that may also be a bolt. Can you get a socket wrench onto that and remove it?
     
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    Yes the face plate comes off. I'm gonna give it a try with a socket wrench. My plan B is to relocate the spare tire at the front left side of the A frame, cut off the 2nd stud and cover the spot with a painted brake light housing and drill a hole on the middle of that housing for the crank access.
     
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    Haha it came off easily.. Thanks Steve. Now I'm off to home depot to look for a stud
     
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    Very cool! From your first picture I too thought that the nut on the threaded rod (stud) was torqued down and spot welded to hold the threaded rod in. Glad it released easy when you used a socket. I love to hear (and experience ;) )when a problem turns out to have an easy solution. This board is a great help to us all! :) You may have to buy a 2' piece of threaded rod and cut to size, but I'm sure you'd be glad with even that bit of extra work. Heck, if Lowes or HD don't have the threaded rod in the 'X' inch length you need, Amazon might.
     
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    Thanks buddy it's a 1/2 threaded rod plus bolts and washers. Less than 5 bucks
     
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    Fixed. Thanks very much! 15747122211804446057099031052274.jpg
     
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    The rod is soft steel. It will probably hold up but I wouldn't use it myself.
     
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    The all-thread is likely at least 36 ksi yield, and plenty strong; tho I have seen some pretty soft steel in cheap storage cabinets from China
     
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    You may want to pull the other bolt out and check it. It has taken just as many bounces and bumps as the one that broke.
     
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    Thats true. It looked good with visual check but I'll try to pull it out. Thank you
     
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    I'd probably just replace it, also, while it's out anyway.
     
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