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Old 01-30-2012, 11:27 AM   #15
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another perspective - The bolt used as a hinge pin. Was it tightened too tight and did not allow the hinge to pivot? If that is the case, then the torque of the 6 or 8 foot divider panel would have broken most any weld.
Is that the bolt I can see on the left where it appears part of the tube is missing?
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Yes, it is a poor weld and there are obvious multiple causes. I'm a professional as well and can testify simply by looking at it that it failed due to it's poor quality
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UPDATE: I spoke today with the trailer manufacturer, I sent them my photos, and a link to this thread. They agreed that this is a manufacturing defect. They also volunteered that the same welder would likely have done all the hinge welds in a given trailer. They offered to repair it at no cost, and to inspect and re-weld (if necessary) all the other hinge welds on the trailer.

I will post back here after I have the work done. Thank you all for your good advice and experience.
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UPDATE: I spoke today with the trailer manufacturer, I sent them my photos, and a link to this thread. They agreed that this is a manufacturing defect. They also volunteered that the same welder would likely have done all the hinge welds in a given trailer. They offered to repair it at no cost, and to inspect and re-weld (if necessary) all the other hinge welds on the trailer.

I will post back here after I have the work done. Thank you all for your good advice and experience.
That sounds like a very good manufacturer. Congratulations.
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That sounds like a very good manufacturer. Congratulations.
We shall see how they treat me. I'll post a full report here after we get it done. It's relevant to iRV2 because this trailer has a living quarters, and we camp in it regularly.
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