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Old 12-19-2014, 10:50 AM   #15
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Gutting the trailer

I am now gutting the trailer and wondering if there is a need to brace up the ceiling while doing this? I see pictures braced and without.

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Old 12-19-2014, 02:25 PM   #16
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You definitely will need to brace it up. I believe my 13' Scamp deluxe 1990 came without the brace from the kitchen sink countertop to the roof (I've seen pictures of the same floor plan others have owned without the support). Our roof was sagging and the cupboards were separating from each other. I jacked up the roof and added a support, which took care of the cupboard separation and the roof sagging. There are many postings of the need of supporting cabinets/cupboards, especially near the door, as it will not seal properly when the body starts to sag. Note, the body may look good at rest, but when going down the Hwy, it does a lot of flexing.
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:52 PM   #17
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David, sorry for the confusion but I was only concerned about support while I gut and rebuild it. When I complete that the supports are going back in.
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:52 PM   #18
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David, sorry for the confusion but I was only concerned about support while I gut and rebuild it. When I complete that the supports are going back in.
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:47 PM   #19
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I am now gutting the trailer and wondering if there is a need to brace up the ceiling while doing this? I see pictures braced and without.

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Unless you have it undercover and no chance of a snow load on the roof then the answer is yes!
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:54 AM   #20
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The 17's have leaf springs and ours has lots of clearance even with the large offset on the axle. Know of a local 17' boler is so low I wonder if it has much suspension left.

I transgress wanted to say brakes are a good idea to add; if you are fixing your suspension anyway; If you travel a lot you may need them as rules differ from area to area depending on the tow vehicle size.

Still they may not be required as your trailer is so small and light personally feel after having them you will likely not want to be without electric brakes in the future. The expense is well worth the peace of mind.

Extra cost for both of the brake units, deep cycle battery if you do not have one and wiring changes that include a controller.
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:01 AM   #21
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You are unlikely to have to meet the rules unless you have an accident or run into a check stop they are rare but you do live in Ontario so this is for your information got the info from the MTO (just what we need more rules)

Towing Definitions-Understanding Towing weight terms

> Braking rules for towing in *Ontario include a 50% rule; it the trailer is over 50% of the weight of the towing vehicle you need trailer brakes regardless of trailer size *(legal limitation)

Your finished and loaded trailer maybe well under the 50% rule still you may want to consider brakes; as you can see others have done the upgrade to brakes
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