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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Does anybody know where I can buy the u-bolts/clamps that attach the crossbars to a trailer?i bought another trailer today and don't want to drill into the frame.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:08 pm 
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West Marine should have them. Or Eastern marine.com.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:09 am 
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trailerpartsdepot.com and championtrailers.com are a couple of places I've ordered u-bolts from.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:18 pm 
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I get my at Rural King or Tractor Supply.

They are called 2 1/16" X 3/8" Square Axle Mounting Bolts,

to fit over a 2" X 2" square tubing.......... :)

I weld on a plate of steel with holes to the underside of my crossbar tubing where it intersects the trailer frame. That gives me a good tight connection without needing such a long reaching "U" bolt.

I also open up that 2 1/16" to something a little wider to allow room for the nuts to fit better.

I also sit the crossbar on top of the frame instead of hanging that crossbar from under the frame.

When repairing a trailer, I use thicker tubing. My Holsclaw trailers where 16 gauge tubing (1/16")
and I upgraded to 1/8" or 3/16" depending on if I plan to stack another boat on top. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:01 pm 
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I got them from McMaster.com, in stainless.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:53 pm 
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I looked at stuff in Tractor Supply and didn't think the plating would hold up. There's a reason it's not called Marine Trailer Supply. If you want hardware that will stand up to the marine environment, I think you have to look at a real trailer parts place like (maybe) e-trailers.com.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:07 pm 
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Thanks boys

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