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Old 09 September 2014, 06:31   #11
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100 mm is a waste of time IMHO, it's Knackered
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Old 09 September 2014, 06:33   #12
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Hi Bedajim, 100cm / 1 meter lengths,

6mm thick, 100mm x 50mm angle iron.
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Old 09 September 2014, 14:16   #13
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Any other thoughts on this repair guys ?
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Old 09 September 2014, 18:17   #14
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Yes, bin the aluminium.

As Camelgas said aluminium and steel don't mix so I wouldn't bother trying to fix it if you can't weld aluminium.

I'd be inclined to keep the axle/hitch and make a new (steel) trailer.
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Old 10 September 2014, 02:40   #15
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Old 10 September 2014, 04:36   #16
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( I don't have TIG welding gear )
Your done!

I assumed you had some kind of metal shop setup.

Shop for a trailer in the classifieds. With probably a few minor adjustments you boat should be fitted to the trailer.
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Old 10 September 2014, 05:36   #17
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If I were to get the aluminium welded, would that solve the problem ?
the frame would still need strengthened, right ?

Let's assume for moment that the frame gets welded, would it then still not make sense to strengthen it, rather than bin it ?

It also doesn't make sense why the manufacturer has the axle bolted directly to the aluminium , why would they do that knowing that it will corrode?


Before i bin this chassis or whatever, could anyone explain why it shouldn't / couldn't be strengthened enough to use?

How about a full length ( from hitch to back ) steel box section A frame welded up, and simply bolted on top of the existing chassis and welded to the axle brackets ?

It just seems a shame to bin it when all there is are 2 little cracks that i see could easily be repaired with some plates.
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Old 10 September 2014, 09:28   #18
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You have bought a pup bin it!
Or if you want to bodge it stick the floor back on as this will give it back a lot of rigidity and make up a cradle or bunks to screw to the top of it
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Old 10 September 2014, 10:00   #19
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Dunno why all the doom & gloom talk on this thread the caravan probably weighed 16-1800kg the sib probably 400kg at most
Just make up whatever frame arrangements you need to carry the boat & bolt them on, keep an eye on the cracks when your using it if they get worse get them welded & overplated
With regards the ally to steel corrosion problem look at all the 30 year old landrovers around! ok they do rot but don't fall apart driving down the road just keep an eye on it
If it starts to corrode or fall apart find another galvanised chassis the same dimensions & bolt the boat cradle straight on to that
Nothing lost that way as you won't have wasted money on bits you won't use as they can be easily transfered to another chassis
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look at all the 30 year old landrovers around!
Yeah but they didn't make Landrovers with an aluminium chassis and a steel body.

That chassis will flex all over the place without the rest of the caravan to support it so it'll need plenty of reinforcement as well as the cracks repairing.

If the OP is going to do that with a steel frame then he might as well just knock up a new trailer using the hitch and axle. I don't see the point in keeping the aluminium bit.
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