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It can look like this:



We've had this trailer less than 3 weeks and after crossing a bridge 10 minutes from the border, the beams going from the front of the trailer to the hitch point buckled. We dragged it probably 150 feet or so before we could pull over.

10 minutes or so from the border at Niagara Falls.

Fortunately our bass player has a bandmate in Buffalo who is very gracious, very helpful and allowed us to leave our POS trailer in his driveway (after storing Jaret's car for two weeks).

We had to flatbed the trailer back to buffalo, and get a Uhaul rental to get to our St. Catharines gig.

Fortunately the room we played was pretty awesome and there was an audience to watch it.

Gonna be sorting all this out later. We're not impressed.
 

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That sucks big time.
Hopefully, just getting it welded up will do the trick.
Fortunately our singer's dad knows a few people in the area who can help out. The fact that the metal just buckled makes us wonder how good the current material really is.

What looked like a decent deal, wasn't.
 

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That sucks but don't dispair, it's a easy repair for any decent welding shop. Before you do anything, determine what caused it (overloading, damage or corrosion or all of the above)

I suspect it was lightly manufactured like some/most trailers are and the wall thickness was light to begin with.
Corrosion though is killer in trailers with tube frames. Tubing rusts out from the inside out because of condensation and uncoated steel. Channel frames last much longer

But as I say, it can be repaired
 

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What's the maximum weight capacity of the trailer?

How much weight is your load?
I think the max weight for the trailer is 1200+ pounds, but I didn't look at the capacity plate. That said, our gear is roughly 600 pounds. I think corrosion was the cause of the problem.
 

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That is really too bad. I remember the problem you had finding a trailer and getting it to where you needed it. I am sure some of my friends in the area could recommend someone for you if you need some help that way.
 

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Yeah, that really sucks. Happened to me about 30 years ago on our way to a gig. The tongue just broke in half. Makes really nice fireworks at night.LOL. Hope you get it sorted out.
 
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