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Old 08-22-2013, 06:05 PM   #281
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Is there anyone on this thread/site/forum who is a fiberglass repair guru?

I would really like to go down the road of expanding the wheel wells on my unit, but I don't really know the impacts to the overall integrity of the structure if I do that. It appears to my untrained eye, that the wheel wells are part of the basic support due to their overall thickness...if I have someone who doesn't understand fiberglass trailers go cutting on that, it seems like I could risk ruining the whole unit.

I could try a boat repair shop, but I am not sure they would have enough knowledge to know how to proceed.

Is Parkliner really the only source who can ultimately answer this question?
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:06 PM   #282
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I know it's a whole different look, but just for comparison, have you seen the wheel wells on the White Water 155 Retro Fiberglass?

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I haven't seen one in person, but from the picture (sorry that it's from a commercial ad, but it's the best side shot I could find) - now that's what I call "margin for variation"! Looks like you could lift it a bit and throw some 20 inch rims under there!
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:13 PM   #283
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Mark, there is Oliver in TN. They are experts.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:19 PM   #284
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Mark, there is Oliver in TN. They are experts.
Do you know if they do repair to non-Oliver units?
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:23 PM   #285
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Don't know, thought it would be worth an ask since it's not too far from you.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:28 PM   #286
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Mark,
going off memory here, but i think snoozy said on the forum here they would at one time. A further drive for you, but it might be a plan B for you. Best of luck.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:29 PM   #287
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Don't know, thought it would be worth an ask since it's not too far from you.
I appreciate the tip. I just checked out their website and sent them a note!
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:34 PM   #288
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If you dont get a response, Robert a member of the forum here, said try his email robertpartee@olivertechnologies.com
I don't want to side track this thread so I better back out, Good luck.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #289
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If you dont get a response, Robert a member of the forum here, said try his email robertpartee@olivertechnologies.com
I don't want to side track this thread so I better back out, Good luck.
Still the same thread for sure. I am just trying another angle on fixing the rubbing issues.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:33 AM   #290
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Cari & i've been down at a river camping since last weekend...
As of this post i've received no reply from Cameron/Chandler/Parkliner on what they plan to do for our PL#35's ongoing tire rub issue. I will certainly report in here once they share any ideas.

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Old 08-23-2013, 01:38 AM   #291
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Another question I would want resolved is whether 5 or 10 yrs down the road when your axle begins to wear and some sagging occurs (happens to all of us), will the tire rub issue reappear at that time? I feel the same as Brian when he said, "it seems like there isn't enough margin for reasonably expected variations".
In one of the earlier post I thought I read that an owner had 4 or 5 large guys from the tire store stand on the floor over the axle, moving the tire up from load increased clearance. Not an absolute duplication of a worn axle but might be a reassuring indicator of tire position as axle rubbers age and trailer sags.

Sorry just not willing to dig back through 20 pages to find a page and post number.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:13 AM   #292
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Accrete's post #150 on page 11, Roger. I doubt if revisiting the ephemera of observation is going to improve on Brian's conclusion.

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The prediction of a future "sweet spot" in the orientation of a torsion arm reminds me of the "Are You Being Served?" universal response to the problem of fit in off-the-rack suits for men: "It'll ride up with wear." No alterations necessary. The difficulty of grasping such straws, except in humorous relief, is immense.

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Old 08-23-2013, 05:45 PM   #294
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In one of the earlier post I thought I read that an owner had 4 or 5 large guys from the tire store stand on the floor over the axle, moving the tire up from load increased clearance. Not an absolute duplication of a worn axle but might be a reassuring indicator of tire position as axle rubbers age and trailer sags.
Good, but how did they simulate the growth in overall diameter of the tire due to the speed of rotation? Oh, right, missed that detail...

Also, the trailer weight plus a thousand pounds of added static load seems likely to be less than the dynamic load of two thousand pounds of trailer going over a significant bump.

I probably wouldn't think of every factor that would affect clearance if I were designing a trailer from scratch, but it's easier to spot them with hindsight. Apparently there's a reason most trailers have a bunch of space around the tire.
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