Looks kinda different compared to the pathetic crap that had been stuck in there back in West Yellowstone... Don't ya think? Those welds look juuuuuuuuuust a mite different too don't they? :)
|*West Yellowstone ... um... Welding?*|
Amazing what a difference ability makes! and how bad you can get... um ... USED... when you're stuck with the only game in town... and that Game, don't have a whole lot of integrity...
He's not done yet though. He'll run two 2X4 tubes back from the outside plates to the next cross member... as well as adding four large gussets to sturdy things up more.
So now, rather than all the torque, of the normal "rotation" physics of the pin box, concentrating a huge percentage of the pressure to the ENDS of the two main welds where the back of the pin box was attached; That torque will be dispersed, by those plates, so that it is pulling the plates, into, the back of the beam, rather than tearing away from the front, at those two small points, at the ends of those Two welds.
Plus, it is dispersed all along that beam, rather than focused in the center...Plus, it is dispersed through the two tubes, and four gussets to be added, all across the frame structure of the trailer.
Bottom line? THIS repair will hold, and, I won't be worryin'... when I cross the paint stripes on the pavement, when I'm pulling into a gas station, that the "Bump" is gonna split something! ;)
|*Nunn, Colorado sunset*|
Even the sunset was cheered up by the progress!
We'll soon be warming to the sunsets of the Arizona Desert. HooYa!
Ready to Roll... Just Gotta Be Patient
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