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Old 08-17-2015, 03:44 PM   #21
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Do you thing the triple Axle was a key ingredient to the failure? I've noticed a lot of manufactures have gone to a heavier double axel system. The leverage from the torque of twisting three axels seems like it could take a toll on the hangers.
The trailer is a 15,500 GVWR trailer. Of course I didn't know that when I bought it. The tag read 13,500 GVWR. 2 months later Thompson's sent me a new tag and said "Oops! " we forgot to count the 2,000 lb garage weight capacity. Replace this tag and charge us for your time. I guess the question should be how many 5th wheel's are there now being produced with a 15,500 GVWR rating that are tandem axle? Having a triple axle system definitely does not like to turn.
I have been backing it into the same driveway for 10 years, scrubbing it into the spot from the street at nearly a 90 Deg. angle.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:54 AM   #22
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I had both sides front and rear hangers both sides welded with these triangular brackets. 8 Triangles total. Now it's time to prime and paint. Sorry this isn't as interesting as a picture of Playmate of the Month.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:23 AM   #23
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No cross bar brace?
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I looked at our hangers today as the tire store put on new tires, ours are made with the triangle piece built into the hangers. Id say the metal thickness is 5/32 looked thicker than 1/8".

Yours look beefy too
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No cross bar brace?
No cross brace. This frame is well connected. I worried that I wouldn't be able to service the water tank if I welded in a cross brace, but.. I can bolt one in if I had to. I think this repair will service the trailer for quite a while.
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No cross brace. This frame is well connected. I worried that I wouldn't be able to service the water tank if I welded in a cross brace, but.. I can bolt one in if I had to. I think this repair will service the trailer for quite a while.
Ahh ok. They cut the bars on one of my fresh tanks to remove it and fix a crack, they then welded it back up, did a nice job. New quick drain too.
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