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Old 03-07-2016, 11:12 AM   #1
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Hunter compact jr specialty pin

In restoring my Hunter, the previous owner had replaced one of the original pins for the accuride tracks with a nail! Here is a picture of one of the original pins. I was hoping someone might have a source or possibly one laying around their shop.
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:16 AM   #2
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Should be easy to fashion new ones......

Hi Wade

An allen wrench would be a step up from a nail.

I have my originals on chains and use magnets to keep them from dangling.

If I were to make new ones I'd buy the proper diameter metal rod and cut it into appropriate lengths.

Then I'd buy an oversized dowel and cut some short lengths of it.

then you can drill a hole in the dowel and epoxy the metal rod into it.

Paint or stain the wood dowel and then you have an attractive handle on your "keeper peg".

Another quick fix would be to get an appropriately sized bolt and thread a nut or two all the way to the head. That would give you something to pull on to take the bolt out for lowering the roof.
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I like the Allen wrench idea John, it would definitely be an improvement. I doubt I will ever find a replacement.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:11 PM   #4
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I'm not sure what dimension pin you need but if you google lynch pin I think you will find something that will work.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:16 PM   #5
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Wade, the pin in your pic is called a "ball spring release". Grainger & McMaster Carr carry them.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:20 AM   #6
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Thanks for the information everyone. Most helpful and got me on the right track.
Just a little info.....The pin that is in the camper is a 3/16"diam x 1"grip length that is stainless steel. Made by Hartwell.
Looks like Hartwell may distribute the exact same pin as Lockwell now. The pins are expensive, and hard to find an "exact" B-handle replacement.
See attached link for a knockoff replacement that I will probably end up purchasing.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/131657013893
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