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Old 01 February 2008, 12:30   #1
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Oh no not again!!!

I am looking at a trailer on the weekend which is made by CAN - I know there have been loads of problems with the bloke who used to build them but they seem to be from the business side. What is the actual QUALITY like??? I assume the axles/bearings/hitch etc will all have been bought in. Any advice on what to look for???
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If the one I saw was anything to go by I'd avoid it.

Some of the engineering practices were a little suspect.

Think about the forces going through the welded joint where the rails are canted inwards on the CAN trailer shown below, and the lightweight upper rail will do little to add strength.

Compare the size of the sections and strengthening plates etc to the Indespension trailer also shown.

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Old 01 February 2008, 14:33   #4
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Yes I am going to!!!

That trailer looks seriously flimsy Nasher.............
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Mmm

When you see the CAN and Indespension trailers side by side its a bit obvious.

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AVOID at all costs, i saw one at first hand, (to try and save a few bucks), i walked after 2 mins, its a flimsy home produced mechano set, its was truly awfull,
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They are crap, made near me ive seen a big sealine on one and it was flexing like anything, only good as a yard trailer tbh.

My brother seems to think rather than dipping the finished product they just buy pre-galvanised lengths in and build it up from that, apparently the welds aren't very good either due to the fact your welding to bits of galvanised metal together rather than dipping it after its been welded.
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They are crap, made near me ive seen a big sealine on one and it was flexing like anything, only good as a yard trailer tbh.

My brother seems to think rather than dipping the finished product they just buy pre-galvanised lengths in and build it up from that, apparently the welds aren't very good either due to the fact your welding to bits of galvanised metal together rather than dipping it after its been welded.
The sections (galvanised) are welded and then painted with zinc rich paint, there are lots of people around with rusty joints.

Rumous were that the guy was been locked up

I really would avoid
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Isn't it dodgy to weld Galvanised sections?

Sure I read somewhere that the Galvanising gives off Arsnic in vapour form when heated to welding temps.

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