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check your trailers
#1
I was looking over my older aluminum trailer and I found the main frame rail to be cracked. this is a pretty common issue from the steel against aluminum creating oxidation. here are some pictures of where they crack, and the repair I made to fix it.


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#2
That's a good size crack. Good looking repair job too Mike


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#3
Did the gasket between the steel and Aluminum wear away? Wondering if there is anything I should do to prevent that problem.
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(09-07-2014, 10:59 AM)Munson15 Wrote: Did the gasket between the steel and Aluminum wear away? Wondering if there is anything I should do to prevent that problem.
they stopped the rubber between the bolt holes, they just didn't make it long enough. my other suspicion that a lot of them crack there is that the axle mount is to short, putting to much stress on a short area.

(09-07-2014, 10:27 AM)Grassman24 Wrote: That's a good size crack. Good looking repair job too Mike


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it was busted all of the way around, not just one side. also the rail on the other side was cracked on the bottom.


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To tag along MMS post here, don't forget to check your trailers lights to make sure they work. Followed one to Redfield and only 1 middle rear light (of 3 in center cluster) and left stop/turn/marker light worked. Right didn't work at all. Then once off 81, saw one trailer going west on 31 and he didn't have light 1 on trailer (lil after 6pm).
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#6
Nice repair job. I'm actually browsing 4Wheelonline for winch and towing accessories.
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#7
How did you fix it?
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#8
The rust looks bad.
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