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Old 07-21-2005, 07:58 PM   #15
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.....I've seen this same crap happening on boat trailers-because of the thin tube frame and salt water in the south....My fix was to install an angle iron to all the brackets and along the frame full length-I use galvanized angle and spray the welds with spray galvanizing from LPS which works rallly good in salt water....then I bolt and weld the angle to the frame...It is a one time fix and realignment is not necessary.....cheap manufacturing and inferior galvanized steel are a mix that lasts only so long......geofkaye

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Old 07-22-2005, 04:21 AM   #16
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Though the look of a weld can be deceiving, the open pits in the weld bead is NOT good. I also feel there should have been more weld points along the new bracket to the frame and along the front and back of the spring bracket.

However, seeing how thin the chassis tubing is, the possibility of a blow-thru is there and the welder probably wanted to minimize that.

I would have it double-checked with a certified welder as well.

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Old 07-31-2005, 05:09 PM   #17
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Here's another vote for fixing that weld job. As an industrial mechanic and welder, I would have welded the ends along the angle iron and added stitch welds along the vertical edges of the frame and angle iron. It would have taken a whole 2 or 3 minutes more!
BTW, I'm glad Sunnybrook paid the bill for you.Have a great trip!

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Old 08-01-2005, 05:50 PM   #18
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CD:
Is Sunnybrook going to replace all of them or do you have wait for them to break? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Perhaps if enough of the breaks are reported to NHTSA.
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Old 08-01-2005, 08:30 PM   #19
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I hope you will report this to NHTSA we need to get as many of these reported as we can. Some people don't report them to the SunnyBrook or NHTSA if their trailer is out of warranty. I hope that I got the ball rolling with SunnyBrook to fix these, it took them over 3 months to fix mine. Was it on the rear passenger side?


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