How do I attach the floor of my TD to my trailer?

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Re: How do I attach the floor of my TD to my trailer?

Postby High Desert » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:01 am

The HF frames are not what you'd call an exact precision fit at all the joints. They can get out of shape a bit as they're bolted together. You might be able to loosen all the bolts and get it trued up a bit, then re-tighten everything in a torque pattern (opposing corners in gradual steps). Good luck, I'm sure you'll find a fix for it.
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Re: How do I attach the floor of my TD to my trailer?

Postby tscarbroughdc » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:08 pm

Thanks for the input. I fixed it!!!! Read about my fix here:

http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=56316

And you were right. The trailer frame was crooked!!!!!
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Re: How do I attach the floor of my TD to my trailer?

Postby tscarbroughdc » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:30 pm

I forgot to put the flash sealant bt the floor and the trailer frame before screwing it down. I hope that's not a problem!
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Re: How do I attach the floor of my TD to my trailer?

Postby pchast » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:42 pm

les45 wrote:You still have to drill the holes for the bolt heads for the floor to fit flush on the side rails. The shims only go over the cross pieces.
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I didn't see any discussion of this before so I shimmed all of it to the level of the side bolts using 2 different thicknesses. It was fairly easily done.

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Re: How do I attach the floor of my TD to my trailer?

Postby Docwyoming » Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:36 pm

les45 wrote:OK, here is what I did. Cut a pencil down to about 2" long and sharpen one end. Clamp your floor in place and use the pencil to mark the holes. Then flip the floor over and drill the holes. Use a drill bit slightly larger than the bolts to give yourself some wiggle room.


Thanks.This is the only way it can work with a Harbor Freight/any trailer that uses "U" beams that block a drill.
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