Aluminum or Steel Trailer Build? Pros/Cons

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Re: Aluminum or Steel Trailer Build? Pros/Cons

Postby tony.latham » Wed Jun 21, 2023 10:18 am

I realize this is an old thread, but...

https://youtu.be/Yg55GXksEnY

I really enjoy Slim's channel. A serious problem with his aluminum trailer.

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Re: Aluminum or Steel Trailer Build? Pros/Cons

Postby featherliteCT1 » Wed Jun 21, 2023 4:23 pm

I consider it a minor miracle that Slim found a fab shop nearby with the skills to weld aluminum, let alone the fact that the fabricator had the various aluminum stock on hand, and knew how to fab and install the gussets. I suspect that if that had happened to me while on the road, away from home, I would have bought a hand crank winch and a flat bed trailer for about $2k, winched the broken trailer onto the flatbed myself, headed for home, and then sold the flat bed trailer when I got home. Slim was fortunate to have gotten off the hook so easily. I bet he never forgets that trip!
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Re: Aluminum or Steel Trailer Build? Pros/Cons

Postby tony.latham » Wed Jun 21, 2023 10:51 pm

I consider it a minor miracle...


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Re: Aluminum or Steel Trailer Build? Pros/Cons

Postby Modstock » Fri Jun 23, 2023 12:22 am

That's why I bought steel. Far fewer people that can weld aluminum out there.

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Re: Aluminum or Steel Trailer Build? Pros/Cons

Postby Gulfcoast » Sat Jun 24, 2023 12:07 am

I will keep my steel frame... especially after watching Slim's video when it came out.
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