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Old 04-09-2011, 08:06 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Scott S. View Post
looking at beefing up the frame on my SurfSide TM-14. there's way too much flex in it at the moment.
rather than reinvent something, I figured I'd ask here first.

has anyone done this before.... and did you take pictures?
On my Burro 13 I added 8 foot pieces of 11 gage steel along the outside of the 2x4 frame sections, effectively doubling the wall thickness, and added angle iron along the sides at the front. I also added a lot of angle iron supports for the floor. You can see pictures at the link below.
No wonder the Burro floor is rotted


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Old 04-09-2011, 09:39 PM   #16
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Frederick, you mentioned painting your frame with some kind of rust preventative paint. (I)s there a product that you can just paint over?
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This is the only paint on my frame. I like the RED color.

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Old 04-20-2011, 12:03 AM   #17
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With tax season over I can start doing a few things again.

Frederick, I like your pictures of the frame mod but what did you do on the drivers side where the waste dump is located? I looked at mine and I can not add a 2x2 in box unless I change or move the waste outlet. My frame looks like it has drooped at both the front and rear of the trailer. I don't think it is as much as yours was but it is noticeable.


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