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  1. #271

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Jason if the spring hanger is not welded all around the galvanizer will refuse to galvanize it

  2. #272

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Quote Originally Posted by gazza2006au View Post
    Jason if the spring hanger is not welded all around the galvanizer will refuse to galvanize it
    I can see the reason why they would do that and that might be a reason why most are u bolted to the chassis but the fact is the welds will crack I have repaired enough of them to know this from box trailers through to semis so I would only be running a real quick cold pass across it with sweet f a penetration as it only needs to act as a seal so moisture doesn’t get in between the parent materials


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  3. #273

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Green View Post
    I can see the reason why they would do that and that might be a reason why most are u bolted to the chassis but the fact is the welds will crack I have repaired enough of them to know this from box trailers through to semis so I would only be running a real quick cold pass across it with sweet f a penetration as it only needs to act as a seal so moisture doesn’t get in between the parent materials


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    Box trailers are one thing i have owned a few i currently own a bike trailer now but with boat trailers the spring hangers arnt welded directly to the frame they are welded to a length of angle iron the reason is the angle iron can slide the drive train forward or backwards to suit different boats over the live of the trailer now being a boat trailer that whole angle iron and spring hangers gets hot dipped in galvanize i have been on one web site where they show u images of good products that pass and some that don't pass one is there should be no over lapping of metals unless its fully sealed by a weld i think they do this as the gal coating may not reach right in the crevis and the gal company would be liable for it rusting out

  4. #274

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Ranmar this is the only trailer i can find that is kind of comparable

    5.8m $6500 i'll be in it a little over $3000 i hope but most definitly not a $2000 trailer as originally thought

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Aluminiu...ef4e%7Ciid%3A1

  5. #275
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    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    My build, using all new materials, (except brakes assembly and winch) then galvanising, cost me over $4k, from memory. Tandem load sharing, override brakes on one axle, for a 6m Quintrex CC. Galvanising ( and the freight, 600k each way) cost over a grand, IIRC. But it was very sturdy, all material was 4mm and 6mm, at least $8k for equivilent. I did the compliance plate thing so everything was kosher for resale.

  6. #276

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    Nice, in NSW when it goes gor a registration inspection known as a blue slip it under goes a structual design check by a engineer who is usually the head mechanic

    Last engineers check i had done was for a trailer i beefed up springs i was charged an additional $40 from memory

  7. #277

    Re: Aluminium Trailer Build Tandem Axle (On a budget)

    i got one of these trailers , they are chinese, the u-bolts arent the greatest quality but evrything else does the job
    Quote Originally Posted by gazza2006au View Post
    Ranmar this is the only trailer i can find that is kind of comparable

    5.8m $6500 i'll be in it a little over $3000 i hope but most definitly not a $2000 trailer as originally thought

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Aluminiu...ef4e%7Ciid%3A1

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