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Old 05-25-2017, 05:21 AM   #41
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The salvage yard guy told me the trailer had a bent frame. Is there a way to check for sure without removing the whole body from the frame? Is it possible to determine this from looking or measuring from underneath?

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I noticed a tear/crack in the wheel well fiberglass in the third picture of your post #18 and was somewhat baffled by that. Now it makes sense, it must have taken some serious bump or broke loose while towing, or something like that. It all can be fixed! You need someone to go over it with a fine toothed comb, though.

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Old 05-25-2017, 08:26 AM   #42
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Bent Frame?

I know someone with an autobody shop, with a lift, so I can probably get it off the ground to take a look from underneath. What do I look for?

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Old 05-25-2017, 08:27 AM   #43
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Trailer ID Identified

This came directly from the folks at Casita:

manufacture date code - 86CAB16402
86 = manf in 1986
CA= casita
B= bathroom
16= 16 foot
402= 402nd unit made

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Old 05-25-2017, 10:52 AM   #44
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Take a friend or two. Look for visible dents or bends or signs of impact or stress. Look for areas where the fiberglass body has been pulled away from the frame. Take a ton of pictures, so that you can share and review it without returning to the lift. I think there is a lot of expertise here (not me). Consider posting a select few pics here for members to evaluate. Use a mechanic's work light to illuminate areas for inspection, and for pics. You might consider taking a carpenters' level or square to measure if the frame is straight and square. Damage is likely visible, but those laser levels are amazing.

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