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New style PTM Clamping release button issues. Anyone else?


jason427

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New 2020 23 LSV. 

I came from a 2018 23 LSV and the release button for clamping rack was aluminum knob. Worked great. On my new 2020 the PTM's have a plastic button that gets stuck here in the FL humidity. Anyone else have this issue? Not sure if it is a clearance issue or spring not strong enough. 

Anyone else have issues?

Jason

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42 minutes ago, jason427 said:

New 2020 23 LSV. 

I came from a 2018 23 LSV and the release button for clamping rack was aluminum knob. Worked great. On my new 2020 the PTM's have a plastic button that gets stuck here in the FL humidity. Anyone else have this issue? Not sure if it is a clearance issue or spring not strong enough. 

Anyone else have issues?

Jason

Does it stick in the released position, or is it difficult to release? 
When I got my 19, the release was hard to push. Don’t be afraid to sharply hit them. Mine have loosened up and work great now. 

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It’s easier if you pull a little bit on the lever at the same time you hit the button.  Hope that helps. 

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21 hours ago, Jeffnrivercity said:

Mine are real hard to push....you almost have to bang them

Keep using them they will loosen up. Mine were difficult even stuck a time or two and after a few months last year they now work great!! 

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On 5/1/2020 at 2:39 PM, jason427 said:

Sticks when pushed. I talked to PTM and looks like they changed the style and are sending me updated buttons. Hope this helps. 

Mine are sticking in the release position (button pressed in) as well.  I may need to reach out to PTM.  Thanks for finding a solution to this minor annoyance!

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14 hours ago, riffraff said:

Mine are sticking in the release position (button pressed in) as well.  I may need to reach out to PTM.  Thanks for finding a solution to this minor annoyance!

So you cannot pull them to lock the boards? 

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My 2020s have been loosening up but I have to hit them with my palm, no pushing. The spring release knob is what is worse for me. No way can my wife and kids pull the knob release. I barely can but only when I eat my Wheaties. Someone told me the factory put loctite in there. 

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ahopkinsVTX

Is everyone cranking down crazy hard when clamping the boards in? I’ve found you don’t need to clamp them down super tight and that makes releasing the clamps drastically easier. 

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My '19 had an issue and the dealer just swapped the entire rack out.  Sounds very similar to what you are dealing with.

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On 6/3/2020 at 6:25 AM, ahopkinsVTX said:

Is everyone cranking down crazy hard when clamping the boards in? I’ve found you don’t need to clamp them down super tight and that makes releasing the clamps drastically easier. 

That is true...But I do crank them down...seems if you don't, my boards tend to shift and start to come loose at higher speeds..(and no, I don't tow with the the boards in the rack)

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Had the same issue on mine. Worked WD40 into them as two had completely locked up (I got these used from a friend). I reached out to PTM and they sent the button update parts, but hasnt been worth the time yet as they are still working (just have to palm hit them to release). Going to apply WD40 again and hope they just stay functional till the off season. 

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