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Old 12-29-2021, 09:04 AM
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Howdy to all,
My tug gets very close to the nose wheel pant when connecting up. I saw a company that offered a round insert into the hole where we attach our tug to the allan bolts. They were around $90.00, but can't find them in the usual spots.

Any suggestions, and of course thanks in advance!!!
65hr on our 10 and loving it!!
BTW we have a POWER TOW 40 (used) that works great!!
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Old 12-29-2021, 09:16 AM
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Are you looking for these?

https://flyboyaccessories.com/produc...-nosewheel-rvs
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I just use a large rubber grommet
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Old 12-29-2021, 10:08 AM
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Thanks Sid and Eric. Flyboys is what I was looking for, but the Groment is a great idea also
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Thanks Sid and Eric. Flyboys is what I was looking for, but the Groment is a great idea also
Unless you can find solid countersunk SS rivets, you will eventually have corrosion there. I machined a similar ss spacer with #6 ss flatheads and #6 nutplates on the inside on the pant with an .040 aluminum backing ring (doubler if you will). Plus, it's removable, if needed.

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I cut a 3" or so circle out of the clear flap protection tape, stuck it in place over the hole and then opened up the center.
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Howdy to all,
My tug gets very close to the nose wheel pant when connecting up. I saw a company that offered a round insert into the hole where we attach our tug to the allan bolts. They were around $90.00, but can't find them in the usual spots.

Any suggestions, and of course thanks in advance!!!
65hr on our 10 and loving it!!
BTW we have a POWER TOW 40 (used) that works great!!
The front area between the arms of the EZ40 comes real close to the nose of the wheel pant. I added some square tube and conduit that fit the allen head bolts just right and don't need a huge hole in the pant to poke through. The added distance the square tube gets you makes it easier to connect without hitting the paint too.

https://n7zk.com/build-log/modified-...tug-for-rv-10/
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