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What would you do with this trailer #12333382
07/11/17 02:28 AM
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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?

Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx] #12333696
07/11/17 11:25 AM
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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.

Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx] #12333716
07/11/17 11:47 AM
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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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Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx] #12333886
07/11/17 01:39 PM
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Donate it , buy a new one

Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx] #12334150
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Have a frame shop straighten it. Be a no brainer for an expert.

Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx] #12334170
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I'll offer $150

Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx] #12334251
07/11/17 04:49 PM
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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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Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx] #12337903
07/13/17 08:06 PM
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Thanks for the input guys

Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx] #12338140
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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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Re: What would you do with this trailer [Re: ShinerInTx] #12338446
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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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