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Old 05-16-2019, 07:21 PM   #41
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John and Bill- U bolts! Good call- we will try that. So I suppose itís an original frame then and before the recall. Some of the screw heads just rusted off as we tried to get them out lol so they must be fairly old. Tomorrow we are going to try and get it bolted and sorted, and back to itís original solid shell! Thank you guys for helping me pin-point this major issue before it got worse. Couldnít thank you more really, and hope to return the favor to the next new trillium owner.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:53 PM   #42
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Well I just did a quick search and found several threads mentioning the use of U bolts. One good suggestion is to use square shaped U bolts in order to eliminate stress on frame edges. Here are square U bolts at etrailer dot com:

https://www.etrailer.com/Boat-Traile...CABEgLLcPD_BwE
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Well I just did a quick search and found several threads mentioning the use of U bolts. One good suggestion is to use square shaped U bolts in order to eliminate stress on frame edges. Here are square U bolts at etrailer dot com:

https://www.etrailer.com/Boat-Traile...CABEgLLcPD_BwE
Very helpful!! Thank you John 🙏
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:24 PM   #44
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The frame recall didn’t replace the frame, it repaired it. Do a search via goggle and you will find out what to look for. It’s the forward bolts that were the problem. They were drilled through the frame just where it was bent (a weak spot). Lead to cracks and frame failures. After the recall the design was changed where the front bolts went into tabs instead of through the frame.
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The frame recall didnít replace the frame, it repaired it. Do a search via goggle and you will find out what to look for. Itís the forward bolts that were the problem. They were drilled through the frame just where it was bent (a weak spot). Lead to cracks and frame failures. After the recall the design was changed where the front bolts went into tabs instead of through the frame.
Oh okay- I see. Thanks Bill. I will take a look for that.
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