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Old 09-05-2017, 11:28 AM   #742 (permalink)
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Good idea but i failed big time x3

Hi on my 3rd trailer smashed one wheel when tyre blew out. Snapped axle on 2nd one. Third one had to replace bearings ummm that was an interesting tow with a ton of concrete blocks in trailer. Third trailer has completed 2 trips without mishap. Maybe because i built this from scratch and over engineered everything. Double floor and sides. Using 25mm board and 50mm posts for fixing board. Triple screwed everything together. Fitted 14" 8 ply van tyres. Load rating 870kg per tyre. Breakaway cable looked flimsy so am using mobile home chain down cable. 20mm x 4mm links in chain. Uprated towball to 3500kg with plate certification on it. Can never take too much safety. So i recomend everyone double checks everything before moving off.
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