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    Re: Trailer fail pics

    Almost all trailer crashes are due to idiots not connecting trailer to vehicles properly and not using safety chains, followed by people over loading them and then losing control, usually on a big hill with a curve..
    Because some people use 1 7/8 because everything fits it and their bumper doesnt have a place to hook the chains to. Or people think gross trailer weight is just advertising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mad welder 4 View Post
    Almost all trailer crashes are due to idiots not connecting trailer to vehicles properly and not using safety chains, followed by people over loading them and then losing control, usually on a big hill with a curve..
    Because some people use 1 7/8 because everything fits it and their bumper doesnt have a place to hook the chains to. Or people think gross trailer weight is just advertising.
    In a store, I watched a guy buy the wrong size ball, because the ball and extension combo was on sale.


    It was $8 difference and he knew it was the wrong size.

    He was driving a $60,000 truck/SUV

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    I had to fix this one a while back. The driver went under a bridge and the arm on the backhoe that was on the trailer was taller than the bridge.

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    Re: Trailer fail pics

    Quote Originally Posted by KSWELD View Post
    Saw this the other day - I did not crawl underneath, but can only imagine what was holding the axle to the frame.....These were brand new trailers!Attachment 694931Attachment 694941
    My dad has a trailer that he bought at home depot with welds like that.

    After seeing those mass produced trailers and what kind of welds are on those. I trust my welds a he double hockey sticks a lot better than what's on those trailers.

    And imagine how many of those trailers with those welds are rolling down the road right now.

    My welds aren't fantastic but I can do a lot better than what's on those crappy trailers even if I have to grind out and redo them. "Which I did on my bumper pull conversion."

    I ground out the bad looking welds and redid them so they're much better now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12345678910 View Post
    In a store, I watched a guy buy the wrong size ball, because the ball and extension combo was on sale.
    I had to convince my buddy that the ball he needed was rated at 14,000 and cost more money. He wanted a cheaper 6,000lb rated (of the same diameter) ball only because it cost less. Some people will just never "get it."
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    Re: Trailer fail pics

    You knew I was gonna post this!
    Testing a few trailer mods with some NDT (Non Destructive Testing).... (er uh,) ...actually some DT.
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    There's a swedish version of that too! Or rather, caravans added to the much more common "folkrace", where six cars at a time races usually three laps for points. Being Sweden, the cars are mostly modified for safety (rollcage, seatbelts, seats etc.), and with mostly european cars we can actually have tracks with multiple hard turns in both ways, unlike our american counterparts.

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    in the UK, they do it with double decker busses.
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    Re: Trailer fail pics

    Found this on another website...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Welding View Post
    Found this on another website...

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    The spindle to tube weld passed the bend test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mad welder 4 View Post
    The spindle to tube weld passed the bend test.
    So did the spring hanger and tongue welds. What ever hit that wheel hit hard.
    Yeah, I know, but it'll be ok!

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    Re: Trailer fail pics

    Quote Originally Posted by welderj View Post
    So did the spring hanger and tongue welds. What ever hit that wheel hit hard.
    No kidding. How on earth could some one manage this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Welding View Post
    No kidding. How on earth could some one manage this?
    Depends on if it's from the front or back. From the back it was rear ended by something. I did a repair on a trailer that I built that was hit by a car and looked a lot like that. If it's from the front they probly hit a post or tree, fixed a few of those too.
    Yeah, I know, but it'll be ok!

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    Re: Trailer fail pics

    Or divider. I've seen more than one like that after having a up close a personal meeting with a lane divider or guard rail.
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    Hope this guy got caught and had good insurance.

    bridge repairs from an impact like that start with 6 figures. I think the last impact repair project i was in charge of was the cheapest at about 150k.

    not to sound petty, but if they can't catch the guy who did it the tax payers of the state end up footing the entire bill.

    about 6 years ago we had someone bend two girders on a bridge and didn't get caught. we ended up spending a ton of money just to tear the bridge down because the cost of fixing it was enormous and we could live without the bridge.

    hope he got caught. and had to pay for the repairs.... his trailer should be the least of his concerns IMO.

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    I had to fix this one a while back. The driver went under a bridge and the arm on the backhoe that was on the trailer was taller than the bridge.

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    Last year there was an entire bridge knocked into the river below by a big rig that hit the side on I-5, North of Seattle.
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    Brother and I had one of those sphincter tightening jobs the other week. We were parked on the side of the road picking up some free flower bulbs for my sister in law, and a guy hauling lost the trailer. Thank goodness he had his safety chains on, or he would have cleaned us out, and totalled my brothers Tahoe. I would never have heard it coming.
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    Maybe this isn't a total fail, but a buddy picked this up at auction for $100 and wanted me to fix it. It's getting scrapped. From the best we can tell it got rear ended. Still rolls though. Probably salvage the axle.

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    Saw a 3 wheeled tandem axle trailer leavimg the scrap yard when I passes by.
    It wasnt just missing the tire the entire hub was gone.
    Had no time to get a picture of that one.

    like I said, they weld on the spindle nuts on and run them till the wheels literally fall off.

    Then at lunch I watched a trailer dump metal in the road amost as soon as it pulled out from the pipe and iron place, at least 2 cops saw it happen and just kept on going. I thought the only thing our useless *** cops did here was inforce traffic code.
    Nope.

    There is no safe place on the road from New Mexico tagged trailers.
    Behind them? No, something is bound to fall off or break off.
    I front of them? Only untill you get stopped at one of our pointless millions of stop lights and they rear end you.
    The opposite lane? No thats got to be the worst.

    You think they would be safe sitting still? Nope, saw one that had collapsed because they put so much weight on it the leveling jack sheared, folded over and broke the tongue when it all hit the ground.
    Its not like it rains here so they are not rusted out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meborder View Post
    Hope this guy got caught and had good insurance.

    bridge repairs from an impact like that start with 6 figures. I think the last impact repair project i was in charge of was the cheapest at about 150k.

    not to sound petty, but if they can't catch the guy who did it the tax payers of the state end up footing the entire bill.

    about 6 years ago we had someone bend two girders on a bridge and didn't get caught. we ended up spending a ton of money just to tear the bridge down because the cost of fixing it was enormous and we could live without the bridge.

    hope he got caught. and had to pay for the repairs.... his trailer should be the least of his concerns IMO.
    i don't know about you but where i live there's nothing petty about a six figure anything. if caught and held liable it's going to ruin his insurance guy's day for sure.
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    There is some guy who posted an add on Kijiji looking for a welder to fix and brace his boat trailer.
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    No wonder it broke.
    Here is the full add if you are interested in seeing the kind of boat...
    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-auto-repair-m...ationFlag=true


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    Quote Originally Posted by 7A749 View Post
    Thread reopened. See above please

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    I just spit my drink everywhere!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravel View Post
    I just spit my drink everywhere!!!
    It wasn't Dos Equis by chance was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bistineau View Post
    It wasn't Dos Equis by chance was it?
    Nah, drinking a homespun concoction. Vodka, collins, and sprite. Tastes like sprite.
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