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Old 12-17-2014, 10:44 PM   #11
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The 4x8 trailer frame from harbor freight would be a better choice to build a tear drop onto.
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:41 AM   #12
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Is it possibly close to the battery box? Could a battery have been boiled over or turned over and spilled???? If so, it should be confined to the local area.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:03 AM   #13
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If the price is right, and your just going to strip it and build on it anyway, I think I would buy it. You can expect to have some cutting and welding done to repair the bad spots, but other than that, it's probably perfactly useable. Im not sure I'd pay more than $100 for the whole unit. If the tires are new, maybe a little more, but your only buying the frame, axle and tires...
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I opted to pass on it.

The lights and tires were equally dismal. One wheel was in dire need of a bearing adjustment.

Deemed it unsafe for the 38 mile ride home after easily probing through a rusty area shown in the photos.

The last thing I'd want is a runaway trailer on the highway with a tow bar and safety chains still attached to the car. That's a frightening thought.

I still don't understand why only that area was affected. It's where the tow bar is welded to the frame... what action would only compromise that area? I don't think it was just trapped water as it was open to drain on the side not seen in the posted pictures.

Thanks for the insights.
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