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Thread: Trailer repair

  1. #11
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    Default trailer material...

    All of thoose 3 car car haulers are built extremely light, that trailer is likely 1/8 or 3/16 tube, they are not built like a normally fifthwheel or gooseneck, very light braced construction, i have friends who pull these trailers, with 3 cars, trailer, and truck, they gross around 33k. Thats on an f350! Most of thoose trailers do not take heavy static loads well, normally the floor falls out!
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    Good luck, Looks like a fun repair, Just go a little heavier and I bet you'll be fine.

    At a quick glance its a $ 5000.00 repair, Maybe as hi as 7,000.00

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    Unfortunately I won't be doing this trailer. I dropped off his ramp today & we discussed the trailer. He doesn't want to pay to have it fixed & is looking for a 15 ton trailer (this ones 10 ton). He's going to run it as is for now.
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    That thing wont make it pass dot.
    Make him an offer fix it / paint & flip it.
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    The owner just called me this morning. He got a warning from DOT to get it fixed. Looks like I'll get to repair it after all. He said he'll drop it off in about 10 days.

    Makes me happy as it's been real slow as of late.
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    Checkmate.
    Dont bid it.
    Go hourly
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  7. #17
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    Default Nice to see that DOT does catch this kinda thing.

    Good for you, Nice to see work come to a guy when things are slow or times are tough. I know i have been slow the last week or so, very cold where I am so hopefully guys will be breaking stuff ! Best of luck to you on the repair, post some pics when you get it finished.
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  8. #18
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    If you haven't fixed this yet (and I know this is a late suggestion) I would call that number of the company and see if you can find out what steel they are using so you can match filler metal. Probably A36,,,,but you never know and it would definitely help with the liability question. Good luck with the project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aametalmaster View Post
    I would cut out all of the bad and start over. I also would make the gussets larger and run it down farther to the bottom channel like it isn't in pic 2. Also not to a point at the bottom leave some more meat...Bob
    Where the gusset is needed the most there almost isn't any.

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