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Old 05-23-2015, 05:58 PM   #1
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Welding on a TT

New owner here. I was wondering what precautions should be taken before welding something on the frame of my new TT? Just unhook the battery or is there something else that should be done?

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Old 05-23-2015, 06:43 PM   #2
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Disconnecting the battery, and making sure the shore cord isn't connected, should be enough.


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Old 05-23-2015, 06:57 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by BFlinn181 View Post
Disconnecting the battery, and making sure the shore cord isn't connected, should be enough.
I'll add , all the usual , fire precautions , there's a whole lot of flammable material under there, remove propane tanks , no sense taking any chances.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:05 AM   #4
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Last two answers covered it. I've welded a fair amount on my last two trailers. I worry the most about burning something or melting something.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:58 AM   #5
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My biggest concern after safety would be,

voiding any warranty you might have on the trailer if you alter the original frame.

I would check with the manufacturer....
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:33 AM   #6
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I would recommend to make certain to place the ground lead as close to the actual component being welded as possible and definetely not where it would have to go through another component to complete the path. I usually have it within inches of the part being welded and a nice clean ground location.

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Old 05-27-2015, 06:58 AM   #7
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Thanks for the tips.

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