The flap torque tube bushings are made from UHMW, whatever that is?
A bit of research revealed it’s Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene, which is quote “a very tough material”.
Well I can agree with that! I scratched my head for a while deciding how to cut this material accurately with perpendicular edges etc.
I decided to try the bandsaw, and marked out the cuts with masking tape … I tried marker pen but couldn’t see the lines clearly enough.
I found it would cut OK if I advanced the material slowly.
Then I finished off and fine-tuned the cuts on the vertical sander.
I had to put on a new belt, since my well used one just wouldn’t cut the flippin stuff!
Turned out OK.
Vans say do not torque the installation bolts, just quote …
“Tighten the nuts and bolts just enough to increase the turning friction of the bolts in the blocks”
The first challenge is to decipher to which hinge material the manual is referring.
I again found the Vans FAQ About RV Kit Hinges to be helpful.
At about this point, my Finish Kit arrived, which proved a distraction : )