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Old 07-24-2012, 01:30 AM   #11
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Thanks for the responses guys.

Checked with a chassis shop and they wanted $5K+ to straighten & reinforce the frame (both sides). The RV repair shop wanted $5K+ to get the house square and sound again. Not only a big expense but it seemed likely there would be on going problems after the repair. So, I got rid of it. Told the buyer about the problems before closing the deal. Felt really lucky to get any money for it at all.

My main concern is making sure that 30+ft trailers aren't anymore prone to bending their frames than shorter trailers. Sounds like they aren't as long as you take care of them.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:27 AM   #12
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Yes I just think you need to watch your loading limits.
And always be careful when loading anything on the rear bumper.
Have you found a new unit?
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:01 AM   #13
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Thanks for the responses guys.

Checked with a chassis shop and they wanted $5K+ to straighten & reinforce the frame (both sides). The RV repair shop wanted $5K+ to get the house square and sound again. Not only a big expense but it seemed likely there would be on going problems after the repair. So, I got rid of it. Told the buyer about the problems before closing the deal. Felt really lucky to get any money for it at all.

My main concern is making sure that 30+ft trailers aren't anymore prone to bending their frames than shorter trailers. Sounds like they aren't as long as you take care of them.
Gulp, well I guess that's good. The three stages of steel failure, you probably know, are flex (bends and returns), yield (when it remains bent) and total failure (distort and buckles). Simple solution try to keep heavier loads between axles. Overhung wt. should be minimal

Heavy loads on commercial trucks are always centered over axles.
Long M/H's, trailers and trucks do not fail when loaded properly.

Longer is better, I did mine in four steps!
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:37 PM   #14
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I have, indeed, found a new unit. We're buying a new Rockwood 8315BSS front kitchen Signature Ultralite from RVDirect. We really like the roominess and layout of front kitchen trailers. Hope to pick it up in early Sept.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:08 PM   #15
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While approaching San Antonio last monday, Traffic backed up and was necessary to move into left lane and one hundred yards ahead was an 18 wheeler with the trailer folded up right behind the dolly or park wheels. Never saw a trailer fail like that.
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