Originally Posted by Oakman
that was a pretty good check list
a lot of THINGS to be checking
well worth the time spent
Chassis Inspection — Put on some old clothes or coveralls and get a good-sized piece of cardboard or carpet to make it easier to lie on you back while checking around under the trailer. If it’s possible to do so without jacking up the rig, it’s a lot easier, but do what makes sense to you.
You want to be able to Inspect all air and / or hydraulic lines, wiring, shock absorber attachments, and in general every place that a wire or pipe could rub against something that could cause a problem later.
All wiring and piping should be properly fastened.
I would add to check for ((too)) sloppy of welds
this is one way in which
to get the manufactors to pay better attention
to their frame construction
we could call the frame the heart
when it fails we are down