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Old 12-11-2016, 01:34 PM
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Hi Eastern, a couple years ago I replaced the bunk brackets. Not only are they already rusting, but seems they are not as strong as what Road King used originally or else something else is going on.

Attaching a pic as you can see, the brackets are bending outwards. Mostly the one side is worse than the other.

I have seen trailers in the past that had some type of angle bracket that went from the bunk down to the cross member that helped keep the bunk from moving outward. Not sure if that is an option here. Was not able to find any of these or know what they even call them.

These are 10" X 5" and are 1/4" thick. Any ideas what might be going on and how I can resolve this issue?
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:54 AM
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I'm having a hard time seeing what your describing with that picture, can you send some additional pictures to [email protected]?




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Old 12-15-2016, 06:58 PM
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looks like 10 degrees......keep us updated
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:08 AM
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Yeah, some other pics show it better, but definately leaning outward. I contacted Road King directly on advise from Eastern and they feel maybe the brackets I used might be inferior.
I did get them at a discount thinking a bracket is a bracket. 1/4" thick Galvanized,

However, mine came from China and the one's I can get from CE Smith are made in USA and list as heavy duty. Road King was not sure where theirs were made.

So, first will be to get new brackets again from CE Smith and see how it goes. If that does not work, will try the AFG6 trailer frame gusset bracket on the inside to help with the stress, but don't think I will need this if the brackets are strong enough.
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:07 AM
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Robert,


Did you get the brackets from us? I remember working with you on the brakes, but just wanted to see if you had purchased the brackets from us as well?


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Old 12-19-2016, 08:16 AM
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Hi, no I did not get the brackets from you. I was able to pick some up locally, but they were not with any brand. I found out that they were made in China, so feel they are off brand product. One would think a 1/4" steel bracket is worthy of the task, but in this case, I guess not.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:02 AM
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Ok thanks for letting me know, I just could not find any orders from you with the brackets. I would say that the factory brackets were probably from Tie Down Engineering, but I'm not 100% sure.




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