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ScottG

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Posted: 12/02/19 08:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just a quick FYI, you're looking a the spindle, not a kingpin which your trailer doesn't have.

Best of luck.
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Of all the replies, I have not seen anyone asking if the Pin Box might have lost a couple of the mounting bolts and it has rotated upward. If the OP can see the mounting bolts, check them to be sure all the bolts are still in place.

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sounds to me that the welds have failed where the pin box is welded to the frame of the trailer


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ScottG wrote:

Just a quick FYI, you're looking a the spindle, not a kingpin which your trailer doesn't have.

Best of luck.
Scott
In 50 yrs of trucking pulling trailer's it was alway's known as a king pin, never ever heard it called a Spindle, you must be thinking of something totally different of what is being described. Just my thought's.


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Posted: 12/02/19 12:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just a plea from me to the OP:

When you find the problem, please come back and give us the results. Very often posters neglect to follow up on a problem, and no resolution to the question was ever forwarded.

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Johnny G1 wrote:

ScottG wrote:

Just a quick FYI, you're looking a the spindle, not a kingpin which your trailer doesn't have.

Best of luck.
Scott
In 50 yrs of trucking pulling trailer's it was alway's known as a king pin, never ever heard it called a Spindle, you must be thinking of something totally different of what is being described. Just my thought's.


Your're right, I misunderstood what the discussion was about.

Apologies,
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lightfoot wrote:

Of all the replies, I have not seen anyone asking if the Pin Box might have lost a couple of the mounting bolts and it has rotated upward. If the OP can see the mounting bolts, check them to be sure all the bolts are still in place.


Good point. The OP did state that adjustments were made. Wouldn't it be nice if it was that simple?


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I can see some of the welds under my bed, did you ever get pictures of the failure?


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Good luck with insurance! Nothing for them to pay. Your trailer frame let go. No difference if you broke a spring on your truck. Insurance doesn't pay for that.

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