My '82 Burro
is in pretty decent shape, but the frame was tweaked when we got it. The tongue triangle is visibly skewed and the rest of the frame is off, too, although I've never measured how much. That hasn't stopped us from towing all over Colorado and banging it through some vicious desert washes, but it does put a nasty wear pattern on the tires
Towing, you can tell it's not pulling straight, but given that we're pulling with a 95 Montero that weighs 3 tons, it doesn't seem to affect mpg or cause sway.
I have a new, bigger set of tires
and wheels I plan to put on this summer and it would be nice not to trash them in the first 1,000 miles. I put a new axle
on last summer and tried to offset the axle
so the wheels would be straight even if the frame wasn't, but that doesn't seem to have made a major difference.
Has anyone ever had a body shop put their trailer on the rack? I'm a little concerned about stressing the fiberglass -- although I imagine having the frame tweaked stresses it, too. Cracking the frame would stink, too. What would it cost?