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Old 09-30-2015, 11:16 PM   #1
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I just bought the 160 16 ft trailer . It had a big dent in the front and was told it hit a tree. I'm thinking now I don't think it did . Can anybody tell me any information about this ? The dent looks like it's right where the front meets the roof then down a ways on the side of the front window . Wondering if it should be fixed ? Or will it just stay like it is already . It does t matter to us for looks , but we plan on a long trip cross country and don't want any problems . Also does anybody know if the front bunk is made to be there is it a brace for the front ? Or if it can be taken out as we will never use it .
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:10 PM   #2
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as for the dent it shouldn't be there...my x160 doesn't have a dent...

i took my front bunk apart and kept the wider portion in place and use it for my pots and pans, plates, tupperware , etc. works perfectly
and the upper brackets that are on the wall i put a piece of dowling (curtain rod would work if long enough) across for hanging my towel or wet clothes until dry

i live full time in mine so have to make the best of the space i have

there is some other posts about taking the bunk apart...but if i can do it , anyone can !!!
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Thanks billet for the information . Can I ask what you are pulling the 160 with ? And gas mileage ?
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:24 PM   #4
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i'm using a dodge dakota with a 318 v-8 (5.2l) and i figure i get about 12-14 mi per gal pulling the trailer(it is a light trailer compared to a 18 or 19 footer)...in b.c. we have lots of ups and downs (mountains and valleys) and it pulls just fine
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Old 10-16-2015, 11:29 AM   #5
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Can you see the dent from inside the trailer?

We took our bunk out. I'm not sure what you mean by a brace. There is a metal edge, like an aluminum angle iron, that held up the bunk. I haven't taken it out yet, but I will.
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Yes I can see the dent from the inside . I was told trailer was hit by a tree. We are worried it was dented from wind down the road . I don't mind the looks of the dent. Just worried it would get worse driving high speed down road . So was thinking the bunk on top might be there to work as a. Race for the front . If not would like it out as we will never use it . Or take half of it out and use other half for storage .
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Hard to say without seeing it. My concern would be that it cracked a frame piece and the roof would eventually start to sag. I'd get it checked out by someone who knows what they are doing.
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Are you sure it's not delamination? That can look like a dent.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:57 AM   #9
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The front bunk says to drive with it up, if you remove half of it would it cause issues down the road? I don't use mine for sleeping but I did use it for our sleeping bags pillows and bags when we were camping, this way we could use the front dinette as a bed and hang out reading or playing cards etc. w/o all our stuff all over. I also figured for resale I would want to have it in case a family looking for something small would benefit if their family grew w/o having to sell right away. Personally we don't need it either, but if a friend came along it would come in handy.
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