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Old 08-13-2019, 06:45 PM   #26 (permalink)
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The one shackles rotated around when it hit the frame, it looks like. Rotate the one around and it will probably get you fairly back to level, then fix the frame.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:32 AM   #27 (permalink)
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The one shackles rotated around when it hit the frame, it looks like. Rotate the one around and it will probably get you fairly back to level, then fix the frame.
Fawk I looked at that pic for a few minutes and couldn't figure that out! I knew something wasn't right though. Thats why I asked about the tire being on something.
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The one shackles rotated around when it hit the frame, it looks like. Rotate the one around and it will probably get you fairly back to level, then fix the frame.


Good eye! So youíre saying to basically flip that shackle over? So that the bolt holes at the bottom are now at the top? Or would it be best to just buy a new shackle?
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Good eye! So youíre saying to basically flip that shackle over? So that the bolt holes at the bottom are now at the top? Or would it be best to just buy a new shackle?
Shackle is fine. Ive done this before just jacking the trailer up in the wrong spot and the hanger inverts. Would make one tire not even touch the ground .

Just take the wheels off that side and monkey with it till it flips back to the correct way.
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Shackle is fine. Ive done this before just jacking the trailer up in the wrong spot and the hanger inverts. Would make one tire not even touch the ground .



Just take the wheels off that side and monkey with it till it flips back to the correct way.


Gotcha, I see what youíre saying now. Thanks!
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Look at the first picture the driveway is pretty sloped and trailer is way nose high, equalizer is were it will be like that, shackle should settle back when front axles moves level again. Place trailer on level ground it should level out before you waste time.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:42 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Fawk I looked at that pic for a few minutes and couldn't figure that out! I knew something wasn't right though. Thats why I asked about the tire being on something.


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Good eye! So youíre saying to basically flip that shackle over? So that the bolt holes at the bottom are now at the top? Or would it be best to just buy a new shackle?
They should be like this:
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They should be like this:


Thanks, itís pretty obvious now that I know what Iím looking at. Iíll get that taken care of first before I work on the frame.
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I personally wouldn't add rails. It makes it hard to tie anything down because you can't lay in under the side to hook chains/straps. If you straighten it and stiffen it up, it should be fine for a long time as long as you don't overwork it like the P.O. did. I owned my trailer for about 22 years before I bent it, and that was only because I was pushing it's capacity and had to do some severe evasive maneuvers at highway speed. Up until that point, I had hauled cars, trucks, tractors, small forklifts, firewood, and all manner of other shit that was within the capability of the trailer and never had a problem with bending it.
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Edit; seeing that shackle inverted, you can see where the frame was riding on the shackle/equalizer and it bent right behind it. Straighten/stiffen it, get the shackles sorted out, and it will be fine.
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Gotcha, I see what youíre saying now. Thanks!
just remember.

if you wouldn't put your dick in'er, don't put your fingers in'er.

lots of force there, so don't be fucking stupid. It's gonna scare you when she flips back round.
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if you wouldn't put your dick in'er, don't put your fingers in'er.



lots of force there, so don't be fucking stupid. It's gonna scare you when she flips back round.


Thanks for the heads up!
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I personally wouldn't add rails. It makes it hard to tie anything down because you can't lay in under the side to hook chains/straps. If you straighten it and stiffen it up, it should be fine for a long time as long as you don't overwork it like the P.O. did. I owned my trailer for about 22 years before I bent it, and that was only because I was pushing it's capacity and had to do some severe evasive maneuvers at highway speed. Up until that point, I had hauled cars, trucks, tractors, small forklifts, firewood, and all manner of other shit that was within the capability of the trailer and never had a problem with bending it.
Travis..

Edit; seeing that shackle inverted, you can see where the frame was riding on the shackle/equalizer and it bent right behind it. Straighten/stiffen it, get the shackles sorted out, and it will be fine.


Thanks for the advice, I plan to just haul my Jeep on it 1 or 2 times a month. It definitely wonít be overworked like it was before. Hopefully Iíll have a semi decent trailer by the time this is all done.
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