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Looking for a aluminum welder to repair my trailer

Old 06-10-2019, 07:17 AM
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I'm looking for recommendations for a welder/ trailer repair specialist to help support a cracking I-beam on an aluminum trailer. I am located in Stoneham, Ma, so north of Boston would be best. will post pics but can only seem to do that off my phone, so next post... thank you in advance

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Old 06-10-2019, 07:19 AM
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:39 AM
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You can reinforce that joint with plates bolted in place - welding up those stress cracks will only make them brittle.
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:51 AM
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how big is the trailer and boat? How often do you trailer?

I beams wont fail in that location without a lot of stress on it. From the pictures it looks like that cross member joins the tongue and post.
A simple weld wont hold up and may make it worse. If you plan to keep the trailer large reinforcing plates (inside and out ) should be welded on.

Are you sure the rest of the trailer is solid?
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Start with getting the boat off the trailer and pulling that crossmember out. I'd weld a 12" plate on the inside and the outside of that beam. I'd also do the same thing on the other side. Then drill and reassemble..
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Talk to Wilson Welding in Salisbury. They will give you the good the bad and the ugly about the best course of action.
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