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Weldman

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Ask them to put on Bearing Buddy wheel caps if you are inclined to run a grease gun so you can grease them yourself about every spring right before things takes off. Red high temperature grease is about the only thing you would want to use. Other than that unless you see uneven tire wear or any lights are out you are good to go with a test on the electric brakes.
The way to check for axles is jack each wheel up and see if any wobble in any direction, if not the bearings are still good. The aluminum looking caps come off with tap of small hammer on the edge of them, top bottom top bottom small taps till they come off, take to nearest auto parts store and compare to Bearing Buddy cap, get one for each wheel. Slowly tap around the edges to install them and then fill it up with grease gun slowly, look on back side as you fill to see if any seeps out from wheel seal, if so stop it's full. You just repacked your wheel bearings.
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First trip hauling sheep in the Take 2 had a minor traffic incident. The trailer has a ] channel stiffener on each side that is just flat enough for Oreo to put her feet on and think about going out the window. I had to rig a cross-tie to collar to keep her in. It turns out there was still enough slack for her to put her feet up though.

I had stopped at red light and she decided to protest. She put her feet up, popped head out the window, and went "BAAA!!!". Right in the face of the lady driving the jeep in the next lane who was slowing down to the line. 🤦‍♀️ She flinched so hard she ended up halfway in the right turn lane. Fortunately it was unoccupied so no harm done. We had a nice conversation while waiting for our green light about sheep, LOL!
 

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So first modifications required:
- Insert wood board to remove foot rest on each side.Take 2 foot rest.jpg

- Make some sort of step so I can see into trailer easily. I think easiest would be reinforcing the wheel well to hold adult.
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- Make drop down window grates from 4"x4" 10AGW cattle panel in angle iron frames.
 

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Had a 350 lb calf go out the back over the door, of the 2 horse trailer many years ago... put a bar across about 1/2 way up between the door and the top..... something to just slide in there so they didn't have enough room for it to look like it was "open"... you could do the same down the side... flat piece of metal 2-4 inches wide, just tack welded, on the ends that runs down the side so the space of the window is divided in 1/2 ...
 

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Or cut some cow panel sections and wire or zip tie on to uprights. If necessary use a metal drill bit to drill through sold metal trailer skin for holes to attach wire or zip ties for cow panel.

Cut panel as close to welds as possible. For rough edges use either duct tape or metal tape doubled over edges, or grind the wire ends smooth.
 
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