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    I think god hates me, it's rained every weekend for weeks. Couldn't go boating last weekend(left a week ago friday) because of disneyland. Got up at 6am yesterday and drove straight through to slc so I could hit the lake today.....not At least I know what that noise was while towing back from the lake now. As far as repairing this.... I was going to bolt it back up with one 3/8" grade 8 bolt and then hit it with the welder. Any thing special I need to know about trailer welding. I think the only rod I have is some 6013, and 409 stainless. Should I use the 6013??
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    I think god hates me, it's rained every weekend for weeks. Couldn't go boating last weekend(left a week ago friday) because of disneyland. Got up at 6am yesterday and drove straight through to slc so I could hit the lake today.....not At least I know what that noise was while towing back from the lake now. As far as repairing this.... I was going to bolt it back up with one 3/8" grade 8 bolt and then hit it with the welder. Any thing special I need to know about trailer welding. I think the only rod I have is some 6013, and 409 stainless. Should I use the 6013??
    6013 is a good general purpose mild steel welding rod. I would use that and then clean it with a wire brush and hit it with some primer and then follow with a color to match your trailer. If you want to use a clamp instead of a bolt since you be welding it I would do that instead of using a bolt.
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    Yeeouch!!!! Glad you got back safe.

    I would "think" that the 6013 would work as long as it's in good shape and has been dry. With that said, I'm no welder but claim to be the king of Boogerwelds.

    My punkazz kid has turned into the family welder so anything I once knew is long since lost. On a positive note, I get to drink beer and watch him weld up my stuff.

    Whoops, me and Widow were posting at the same time. I would follow Kjell's lead.
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    Any all position rod will be ok Me I would just mig it and be done.
    Lowering blocks on a trailer ? why not?

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    Bolt it down then weld it front and rear....not all the way around.

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    Thanks guys...If my drill would ever recharge I could get started here. I guess I lied on the rod(s). I have 6011 ,309 , and 7018. I suppose I'll try the 6011. For some reason I'd fell a little better with it bolted and welded. Jrork I know what you mean, I always say mine look like a bunch of bird chit.lol I have a wire feed also but I assume the stick welder would work better for this. I guess it's best to kind of stitch it rather that full weld it sorta like like 71hallett said.
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    H2O use the 7018 its flexible and will not crack like 6010,6011 etc... Trust me on this one.

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    motorcycle tiedown and take her back to the lake!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jophus View Post
    H2O use the 7018 its flexible and will not crack like 6010,6011 etc... Trust me on this one.
    Thanks ...too late.lol Well, I just tacked it in a few spots and bolted it. I don't think it's going anyplace.
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    Glad you made it home with no damage.

    That reminds me of a boat I bought a few years ago. Towed it 900 miles home, and then 300 miles to the lake the next weekend. Got to the lake and backed the boat off the trailer. Wife pulled the trailer out of the water and the bunks were still floating in the lake. There was nothing holding the bunks, or the boat setting on them to the trailer except dumb luck.

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