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#12333382 - 07/10/17 09:28 PM What would you do with this trailer
ShinerInTx Offline
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Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 142
Some yahoo I know backed this trailer into a pipe fence after dark. Frame is bent enough so that the diagonal measurement of the cross beams differ by 5-6". You can see that the center reflector is quite a bit off center from the tongue. The axles are also out of alignment (although I don't believe bent, but the springs). Trailer was replaced by insurance (mostly), but insurance company also waived their right to the damaged trailer. I don't want the headache or the liability of trying to straighten the trailer myself. I would consider selling to someone who understands the damage and wants to salvage it for their use. Or, maybe it's best to try to sell axles, wheels, winch, etc to a trailer shop and take the rest to metal recycler?

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#12333696 - 07/11/17 06:25 AM Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx]
Dayne Offline
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Registered: 12/16/06
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"Or, maybe it's best to try to sell axles, wheels, winch, etc to a trailer shop"

I'd part out and sell on Craig's list. You'd be luck to get much from a trailer shop.

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#12333716 - 07/11/17 06:47 AM Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx]
Bob Landry Offline
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You got a new trailer. Sell the tires and wheels on CL if you can and let it go for scrap.
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#12333886 - 07/11/17 08:39 AM Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx]
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Registered: 06/09/08
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Donate it , buy a new one

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#12334150 - 07/11/17 11:01 AM Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx]
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Registered: 11/26/02
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Have a frame shop straighten it. Be a no brainer for an expert.
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#12334170 - 07/11/17 11:08 AM Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx]
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Registered: 02/05/06
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I'll offer $150

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#12334251 - 07/11/17 11:49 AM Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx]
Curtbass Offline
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Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 1163
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
I'd take bronco71's $150 offer & go. You're rid of it, he gets a good deal to work with, everybodies happy. JMHO


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#12337903 - 07/13/17 03:06 PM Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx]
ShinerInTx Offline
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Registered: 08/23/16
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Thanks for the input guys

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#12338140 - 07/13/17 05:04 PM Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
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Loc: Austin, Tx
I've seen trailers pulled back into square using a come-a-long on diagonal corners. Tiy have to over tweak it a little so that it springs back where you want it, not hard to do. Check it all over for cracked welds, fix that, check axle alignment and call it good.
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#12338446 - 07/13/17 08:29 PM Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx]
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Registered: 07/13/14
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I'd list it on craigslist as is. There's always someone who wants to buy cheap and fix it themselves. Especially someone who only needs a trailer once or twice a year and doesn't want to pay the prices that people ask for them.

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