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post #21 of 24 Old 10-01-2013, 09:36 PM
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So, is there a "life" term on receivers and pins? I don't leave my receivers on my truck when not hauling. I put it into a bag placed underneath my back seat. I have in the past, I had to use a ton of wd40 and a sledge hammer to get it loose, lesson learned. Glad your horses were ok!
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post #22 of 24 Old 10-02-2013, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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goneriding, I have no idea. Boyfriend says the bolt underneath was turned the wrong way for our little claw thingy on the trailer. So when we hit a bump, the pin must have poked out, and every successive bump after that just made it worse. When we hit the bump at osceola, it just gave out.....

And omg yes, I was paranoid as all get out on the trip back. Mr. Wonderful was laughing his butt off at me cause he caught me staring into he sideview mirror like I was watching some horror movie. We stopped twice on our way back and both times I ws checking everything high and low. The horses were even looking at me loony. Lol but everybodys home safe... :) yay.
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post #23 of 24 Old 10-02-2013, 12:53 PM
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After looking at several used trailers this summer and seeing rotting floor boards, rust, and 10 year old trailers that still had the original Made-in-China tires... I decided to buy a new one with fewer frills but that I knew was SOLID. Hopefully that (combined with regular maintenance) will keep me from ever having an accident like these
Our 1st trailer was an inexpensive one and was stored outside. We replaced the floor after owning it only 2 years. We live in town and kept the trailer on the cement siding that was had laid down on the outside of our garage, which led to the tiny back yard. For the new floor we pushed it into the back yard, and we assisted our friend as he pried up the steel 2 inch pieces that held the wood down, pulled all of the floor, replaced with good quality 2 x 12 pine boards and we treated the boards 3x before putting the steel back down and then gave it one more coat. It don't think the original wood was EVER sealed, just painted, so it rotted FAST.
This is why I use mats and shavings on the floor of my current one, to redistribute the weight and help to keep acidic pee from the wood.

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post #24 of 24 Old 10-02-2013, 08:30 PM
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Oh my. I am so glad none of this has happened to me lol. I always triple check and make someone else check the trailer doors before leaving.

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