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Old 10-06-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
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I have a late 80s Bayliner Escort trailer that im working on and ive noticed some interesting things... I believe there are some unstraight lines that i feel will need to be addressed. I just wanted to ask you guys if you have a similar trailer and could check to see if your trailer has the same "bow"... I have a pic for better explanation.



my board running across is more or less straight and the "beams" that the leaf springs attach too look bend or bowed. if it is damaged i can fix it but i just wanted to ask you guys if there is supposed to be some "bow" in the beam or if it is supposed to be a perfect 90'...

I apologize for not knowing the correct terminology...
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I am unsure on the cross member but I would think it should be straight. I will check my trailer tomorrow. on the axle if it is bowed up or down that maybe the way it is made. they do that for camber purposes so when loaded the tires will be level. but if it is bowed front to rear then that is not right.
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Ya there was some damage on the wheel well and looking at the pic really shows just how tweaked the frame is. No big deal though. I can fix it. Im concerned with the amount of camber. Can u check to see if the front cross member is the same as the rear? If so i can use the front as a reference to correct the rear...
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here is some pictures i found online of similar trailers. the cross members look straight on this trailer







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