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#11627503 - 05/26/16 08:15 AM Trailer cracked
rongleaves Online   content

Registered: 05/17/16
Posts: 106
Loc: Sunnyvale,Tx
Was hoping for some direction here from some of you that are more experienced. My son and I were loading the boat last night after some fishing and when pulling the boat out heard some rubbing on the tire and started to investigate. I couldn't believe what I saw, 2/4 tubing completely split. We were able to get the boat home thankfully. Most places don't open until 9am and I'm gonna start calling to see about repair or new trailer. Thoughts or recommendations? I'm leaning towards buying a new trailer as I've seen some other rust areas and just don't trust the trailer.

#11627632 - 05/26/16 09:11 AM Re: Trailer cracked [Re: rongleaves]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 995
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
If it was me I would replace the trailer, there have been posts on here and on craigslist for used trailers.....I would definetly get a c channel trailer (used or new) instead of a tubing trailer since the tubing holds water and rusts from the inside where you don't see it till it is too late...

here is a post I found, there are several other individual trailers posted also.....

Edited by bronco71 (05/26/16 09:15 AM)

#11627648 - 05/26/16 09:16 AM Re: Trailer cracked [Re: rongleaves]
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1893
Loc: Austin, Tx
As soon as metal starts breaking or splitting from rust, the integrity of the entire trailer comes into question. There can be structural weakening inside the steel tubes that you can not see. I would replace it and if the trailer is going to see salt water, I would go with aluminum or galvanized.
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#11627711 - 05/26/16 09:41 AM Re: Trailer cracked [Re: rongleaves]
Freeman Clark Offline
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Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 1249
Loc: Temple, Texas
Aluminum trailers are bad about cracking if used a lot.Everyone needs to deal with at least one.

#11627840 - 05/26/16 10:43 AM Re: Trailer cracked [Re: rongleaves]
rongleaves Online   content

Registered: 05/17/16
Posts: 106
Loc: Sunnyvale,Tx
Thanks guys, been calling this morning and have a few I'm going to look at this afternoon.


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