Originally Posted by SIU Bound
I have been making templates for steel reinforcement plates. I want to make sure there are no mistakes on the measurements. As I was making templates out of card board it gave me the opportunity to reevaluate my frame. I only have one poor area on the frame which is located below where the toilet was. The rest of the frame and stringers look great. No rust except some small areas. I have wire brushed and por-15 the rails several weeks ago. I am ready to weld and my friend is ready to do the welding for me. My back end of my trailer is very straight and I want the forum members to give me their opinion on the need for reinforcment plates going from the wheels to the back. Steel can get really expensive and I am on a very tight budget. I will do it if the odds of rear end seperation are great.
Reinforcing the frame as you suggest will accomplish nothing more than adding weight to the trailer.
Further, reinforcing the frame as you suggest will do absolutely nothing for rear end separation prevention.
If you want a detailed suggestion of what you can do, call me Monday after 10 am California time.
The hows and whats, that you can do, are too lengthy to post here, and in part depends on the tools you have.