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Old 09-28-2015, 03:23 PM   #141
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Ron, it is as posted two posts up. There is a mending plate welded across the inside of the joint overlapping each way by about 4 inches.
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Old 09-28-2015, 03:34 PM   #142
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Thanks, but I'm curious as to how one gets some sort of overlap on a miter joint.

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I agree. I am regretting not taking a couple of photos! It felt smooth behind the joint, which may be the piece that smac2 is describing. I'll stop by the Escape (in storage) tomorrow and take a couple of photos.
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Thanks, but I'm curious as to how one gets some sort of overlap on a miter joint.

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I am a bit confused with your curiosity. There is a miter joint that is welded, and then a mending plate is welded on the inside, overlapping 4 inches to each side
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Old 09-28-2015, 03:56 PM   #145
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There you have it. I bet my pictures will show exactly that!
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Old 09-28-2015, 04:24 PM   #146
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I wonder if this problem was a result of the addition of the storage box, 2 batteries, and 2LP tank options on the 3" frame designed for 15 and 17 trailers.
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Old 09-28-2015, 04:28 PM   #147
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The frame was actually designed for the 19, there was no 15 at the time. The frame on the 17 before that was built different, thus no recall on them.
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Old 09-28-2015, 04:56 PM   #148
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I'm a little late to the party as I've been out cheating death on a camping trip and just got dialed into the recall.

Question, I'm looking at the posted pictures of welded A-frames and am wondering if all 3" frames are created equal. Mine is bent, not welded, at the point in question and already has a 1/4" plate welded behind it. Seems to differ from others and looks pretty solid to me.
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Old 09-28-2015, 04:58 PM   #149
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I am a bit confused with your curiosity. There is a miter joint that is welded, and then a mending plate is welded on the inside, overlapping 4 inches to each side
Curiosity may have killed the cat but it often stands me in good stead for problem solving. One post mentioned the interior mending plate and the other mentioned a overlapping miter. I asked whether there was any chance that they both had the same situation because, yes, I'm not afraid to say it, I don't know how to make an overlapping miter.

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Mine is bent, not welded, at the point in question and already has a 1/4" plate welded behind it. .
I might be wrong, but looking at the photo as best I can, I think that's a weld, not a bend. I'm not a 100% sure of that. But the backing plate is a question mark. So, maybe there's more than one version. Certainly the existing backing plate plus the new mending plate would make a pretty bomb proof frame.

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