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    Here it is 3 a.m. and I can't seem to fall asleep, so what do I do? I get up and start looking around on the computer at all the welding forums I lurk at. I only post here but do go to the others and look around, never know what you may find or learn.

    I found something that really opened my eyes and had to think to myself WTF is this guy thinking. I don't like to bash other peoples work but this guy is all proud of his accomplishment on building himself a trailer.

    If I couldn't fall asleep before, I sure as he!l can't do it now after seeing this thing and knowing that some day this thing will be traveling down our highways. Dave
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  • #2
    fine trailer

    Dabar, I think you are mistaken I'm sure it is a piece of artwork! As you can see the rust on the angle iron and the VERY short tongue they used, it is an ART project, not something to be used on the road! At first I thought you were going to tell us he is using it to transport that mobile home, but now I'm sure he's just going to use it to tow his car Do you still have a link to that site? PM me if you still have it! I'd love to see what he wrote!!!!!
    Hopefully it's a joke, like that one with the hitch on the tailgate of the station wagon !!!

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    • #3
      Dabar39

      Oh, btw, I think you may be to blame for that trailer (if the guy is serious).
      Your mantra, is "take a big pile of nothing and make it something big"
      maybe he just wants to be just like you !!!!
      Wanna put your name on that piece of cr*p??!!!

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      • #4
        Are you kidding me????????
        Maybe he/she will only use this to pull the junk it's made out of to the scrap yard???

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        • #5
          I think I noticed that trailer on the Hobart forum.

          UPDATE:

          Here's a link to people talking about the "trailer". Post #6 is the best.
          Last edited by jjsjeff; 08-04-2007, 06:54 AM. Reason: because I felt like it

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          • #6
            My neighbor showed up with a trailer similar to that one and wanted to make it into a car hauler. I told him to take it back, i wasn't going to even touch it....Bob

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            • #7
              that's where I found it

              jjsjeff, That's the place. If you go on there and look at the post by him his signature says "welding isn't for idiots". Who's he trying to kid???
              Dave

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dabar39 View Post
                jjsjeff, That's the place. If you go on there and look at the post by him his signature says "welding isn't for idiots". Who's he trying to kid???
                Dave
                The welding might be ok, but the design was definitely bad.

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                • #9
                  I'm no expert welder or trailer builder, but I would agree with anyone that the trailer is not very well built. What bothers me most about the whole thing (I'm a registered member of the Hobart, WW, and now this board - don't post much though) is how folks are spending more time bashing and making fun of this person, rather then offering up some professional advice as to why this contraption of his is unsafe, and what needs to be done (if anything at all) to make it safe.

                  Perhaps I am wrong, but I just don't see the point of all the ridiculing when there is an opportunity for those with trailer building experience to help this person understand his mistakes, and how to correct them... This could be a chance to help, while at the same time keeping something unsafe off the highway... So far, not very many members (atleast on the public board) have offered to teach the guy the error of his ways...

                  Oh well.... Back to lurk mode!

                  Carry on!

                  Gene

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                  • #10
                    That whole board has become sort of a joke.

                    Injun joe, Weld_13, Sully2 and a bunch of others just don't have a clue.

                    I do hope "the welds are solid". They're going to need to be since, if you notice, there are no springs to absorb impact. Hard to believe anyone (even a 13 yr old) would post pictures of that POS as an "accomplishment".

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                    • #11
                      GeneL74

                      I have personally built over 300 trailers in the last few years and have offered help in the design and construction of them, I have also gone out of my way to help some of these guys with obtaining materials and also some of my parts vendors. I have found that in some cases I have come under personal attack by other experts in the field (meaning the guys who have built one, maybe two in their lifetime) and also as soon as I post some info for these guys (meaning guys like the one proudly displaying his trailer) they thank me and then go running to these other sites to question my methods or advice. I have seen one person in particular that tried to bash me here on the Miller site and then offered my advice word for word on another site as their own.

                      Yes I will still help when asked but I'm a little more gun shy about offering advice or telling people that their ideas stink. If anyone has a question I will gladly offer the best advice, and my best (or worst) experience pertaining to the thread. In the case of this guy and looking at the other projects that he is proudly displaying, I will have to think there is no helping or learning for this guy, he thinks he is doing a fine job on his projects and he will only take offense to the "help" offered. I might be wrong but that's my unbiased opinion. Dave

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                      • #12
                        Dabar,

                        Remember the old adage, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink".

                        I have followed your postings and find them both helpful and informative. Keep up the good work. There really are people here who benefit from your experience.

                        On a side note, you could always save photos of that trailer in your "How not to build a trailer" file.

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                        • #13
                          SundownIII, I really do appreciate your comments about me and my abilities, it means a lot to me when some one can say I have helped them in some way or another. The respect given here on this forum far exceeds that of any of the other similar sites.

                          By the way,
                          I have this pic saved for future reference to show customers, I'll let them know if they want cheap this is what they will end up with, but if they want quality they will have to pay my price. Dave

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GeneL74 View Post
                            I'm no expert welder or trailer builder, but I would agree with anyone that the trailer is not very well built. What bothers me most about the whole thing (I'm a registered member of the Hobart, WW, and now this board - don't post much though) is how folks are spending more time bashing and making fun of this person, rather then offering up some professional advice as to why this contraption of his is unsafe, and what needs to be done (if anything at all) to make it safe.

                            Perhaps I am wrong, but I just don't see the point of all the ridiculing when there is an opportunity for those with trailer building experience to help this person understand his mistakes, and how to correct them... This could be a chance to help, while at the same time keeping something unsafe off the highway... So far, not very many members (atleast on the public board) have offered to teach the guy the error of his ways...

                            Oh well.... Back to lurk mode!

                            Carry on!

                            Gene



                            hey gene,welcome.kind of hot in campbellsville aint it?

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                            • #15
                              I'd like to tell you all a story 'bout a man named Jed.......
                              Didn't know how to weld, never kept his family fed....

                              Good Lord Love a Duck - that thing needs some work.

                              This sort of thing I've come to expect from this OP. He has read or overheard just enough to believe he knows something. A little information in the wrong hands is very dangerous. No proper welding education, no understanding of input loads or stress applied to the metal. Pretty much a half baked idea all around. I've tried to help the OP in the past but it doesn't seem to help. I've posted it before.... You've got to learn to crawl before you can walk. This OP is trying to run.

                              Dabar39, you do really nice work. I've admired the pictures you've posted on here for us to view. I surf several sites too and I've been watching the rats scurrying about from site to site as well. Just like you said, either questioning your advice or giving it out as their own. Happens to me too. Seems to always be the same handful of fellows..... Hmmmmm. Go Figure.

                              Don't sweat it Dave, Just Keep On, keepin' On.

                              SundownIII, Your posts on this thread pretty much hit the nail on the head.

                              Later,

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