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Old 10-06-2015, 07:49 PM   #11
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IMO, from a design engr standpoint, I would have boxed all the uprights (4 total) to spread the load, leaving just enough room for the swiveling of the spring shackles. Boxed similar to the center ones. The fronts could be boxed the full length on the front and only part way on the back of the fronts.

I was thinking the same thing,but really did not want to critisize someone elses work,but since you said it first............X2^^^
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:06 PM   #12
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Lol I don't think Mor/Ryde will have hurt feelings. As for my welder, I was just trying to get mobile again.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:16 PM   #13
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Lol I don't think Mor/Ryde will have hurt feelings. As for my welder, I was just trying to get mobile again.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:21 PM   #14
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The design obviously does leave a lot to be desired though. Im sure boxing it would help, but not sure if that would solve it. Maybe a suspension upgrade is in order?
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:20 PM   #15
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I believe there should be a recall! !!
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:43 AM   #16
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Im certainly no engineer, but I was thinking, too, that the point where the support is welded to the frame looks like it's 2-3" long at most, and should be more like 4-5" to better spread the load. I'm going out to check mine today.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:48 AM   #17
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The spring hangers are subjected to tremendous side loads when the trailer is turned and boxing the hangers will eliminate the side load.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:01 AM   #18
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I had a length of square tubing welded between the two carrier brackets. The curbside bracket was folding in.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:02 AM   #19
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The lip of the I beam was distorted.
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