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Old 07-05-2008, 08:27 PM   #1
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Did I do any damage ?

Yesterday we brought our FR SV233T home to get it ready for our up coming trip. I have to back it into the driveway and while doing that I scraped the skid bar. I have scraped the bar before but not like this. It was too late to stop as the damage was done. Not only did I gouge the concete but I bent / twisted the skid bar so now it is about 30 degrees out from straight. The bar is 'V' shaped and welded to the I-beam frame. The lower portion of the I-beam is slightly distorted but I can't tell if I did any damage above that as the bottom of the trailer is enclosed. Do you think I have a concern ? Should I have it looked at ?
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:46 PM   #2
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can you post some pics?

I doubt you did anything major but some pics would help. At the very least it sounds like you need a new "skid bar"
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:38 AM   #3
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I will try to get a pic today or tomorrow....the trailer is back at the storage lot. Thank you for your reply.

Sorry for the wacky pics as I am new to posting pics.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:30 AM   #4
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The damage looks to be cosmetic...nothing that a little heat and a big hammer couldn't correct. I don't think I'd bother to fix it until it's for sale.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:39 AM   #5
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I agree with Dave_Monica

If it were mine I would let it go until time to sell also. It looks cosmetic to me also.

If it bother's you just heat and a BFH will fix it.


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Old 07-07-2008, 05:49 AM   #6
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No serious damage there. I wouldn't even apply heat, just hammer it back into place if it bothers you otherwise, just leave it.
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:14 AM   #7
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I agree with everybody else. NO REAL DAMAGE that a BFH can't fix. I wouldn't heat though because you'd have to take the underbelly off and also risk real damage if your aren't extra special careful.

You're good to go.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:51 AM   #8
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Thank you for all the replies. I won't worry about skid bar, but I will be more careful backing into the drive.
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