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  1. #1
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    Default Eclipse Trailers?

    Anyone have any experience with Eclipse Trailers? They certainly have reasonable prices...I'd just like to know if they hold up!



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    Saw them at the horse expo two seasons ago. I was a bug to a light, because I loved the layout of the 2-horse (front walkout, and tack space). Hubby and I lamented on the overall poor quality of the welds. The visible welds on roof, hinges, and other exposed places were hideous.
    Experience is what you get, when you didn't get what you wanted.



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    Could you elaborate on the "poor quality of the welds"? I know nothing about trailers and this is a brand I just looked at for the same reasons, it is aluminum and I loved the layouts. I never even would have thought to look at the welding. What is good and what is bad?



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    Recommend you look a well made trailers for comparison (JAMCO, 4 star, Eby). The reason you never really notice a professional weld is becuase they are very uniform. A rule of thumb is it should look like a a stack of dimes which overlap.

    Here is a link with some more photos on welds.
    http://millerwelds.com/resources/art...guide-graphic/

    Lastly, I don't know if the welds on the weight bearing/structural parts were as shotty. If so, run now! I didn't bother to look after the discovery of the easily visible ones.
    Experience is what you get, when you didn't get what you wanted.



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    Thanks! At the prices they are offering these trailers for, I had a feeling there must be a catch!



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