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Old 07-09-2017, 06:44 PM   #1
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Anyone see this happen before and is it repairable? I will be calling FR. It's a wild wood xlite 261bhxl
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:48 PM   #2
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Almost anything is repairable. In my opinion, that section of frame needs to be cut out and replaced.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:51 PM   #3
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This is a 2015 can you post a pic.a little farther out,for a better understanding "Where" it bent? Youroo!!
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:55 PM   #4
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This is a 2015 can you post a pic.a little farther out,for a better understanding "Where" it bent? Youroo!!
That is at the very front of the unit where the A frame is welded to the chassis. The tongue was pushed upward, bending the frame.
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Anyone see this happen before and is it repairable? I will be calling FR. It's a wild wood xlite 261bhxl
What were the road conditions when this happened?
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Smooth with a bump here n there
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I have seen this damage before,the person was "Backing Up at a Extreme Angle" and Bent their Tongue in a upward angle,they even went so far as to "Blow the rear Tire on the Truck they were Hooked to"! Damnedest thing I ever "Witnessed" and yes I walked over later and took Pics. I Posted them here on FRF Long ago! Youroo!!
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Judging by the way the metal is torqued, looks like it was Jack knifed just a little too hard. Just my opinion.
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:29 PM   #10
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The culprit is right there in the pictures (no, not the cat ....). This is a fairly long trailer so there is quite some leverage on the WDH and the tongue frame. It likely didn't happen in normal highway driving (unless the hitch setup was way wrong) but going through a deep dip or onto some abrupt steep incline. It doesn't help that 'superlite' trailers save some weight by using the lightest frame they can get away with.

As for fixing it, try to find a way to bend it back and then have reinforcing plates welded around the junction.
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