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Old 04-19-2013, 05:10 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by flying kurmaster View Post
how do you know it will carry 300lbs before fenders rub????

ps.... take the fenders off!!! or have them on a quick release for the heavy days.
Yeah I had to pull the fenders off my trailer for heavier loads. Now I know that the spring bolt holes were warn out, they had elongated up amost 1/4''. The spring eyelet was rubbing on the spring holder.
I welded 9/16'' fender washers to the spring holes, positioned the warshers at the lowest point of the hole, shrank the washer hole down with hard facing rod, rounded the weld back out with a dremal and installed grade 8 half inch bolts.
It should be good for a while.

If the fenders rub there might be another problem.
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