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Old 06-26-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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Welding to the Frame? Good or Bad?

I picked up a barker 32 gal waste tank and have plans to fab something that will allow for storage under the trailer and that is lockable so that it wont walk off. What is the feeling about welding to the frame....trailer is out of warranty so thats a non issue but any problem with doing so? I would need to span the frame rails with some angle and fab up some hinge of some sorts to make it work. My welding skills are less than perfect but i can strike an arc and know the basics.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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As far as I know, the frames are not heat-treated. Weld away...

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:33 AM   #3
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We had a frame welded for our "blue boy" and it us now securely bolted to the frame. Stays in place with a bungee. Ours is not locked. If I were a thief, I'm pretty sure id stay away from anything that at one time contained human waste.
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If you get a chance snap a pic or two of what your set up looks like. Thanks.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:40 AM   #5
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Ours is not locked. If I were a thief, I'm pretty sure id stay away from anything that at one time contained human waste.
Leave some toilet paper sticking out from the sewer cap...that should be enough of a theft deterrent!

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Old 06-27-2013, 02:38 PM   #6
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Welding on frame is no issue but as a precaution I would make sure trailer is not hooked up to shore power to prevent a feedback loop through the converter when welding.....also some will disconnect battery but not required.
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