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Old 08-26-2019, 12:54 AM   #1
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Brackets on bottom of frame

The last time I had my trailer out I noticed that I have two round brackets on the bottom of my trailer. (Pic attached). Given that I bought it new and didnít put them in myself combined with the fact that as cheap as the industry is I am curious what they would be used for. I was thinking they might be for stabilizers which I donít have because I have the factory 6 point hydraulic upgrade.

Does anybody have any idea? Not a big deal but curious.

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I have them too. I always thought they were tie down or lifting points for factory use or something like that
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If they are located near the front end, they look like the brackets for my generator exhaust pipe.
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If that's what they are don't forget to press a muffler bearing in the hole first, nothing worse than a loose exhaust pipe
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If that's what they are don't forget to press a muffler bearing in the hole first, nothing worse than a loose exhaust pipe

Don't forget that left rear smoke stacker.
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:11 PM   #7
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Brackets on bottom of frame

Thanks for all the responses. Sorry, should have clarified they are in the rear and my trailer is a Voltage that has the generator built in up front. Plus there are two of these with another in the exact same spot on the other side.

These things are clearly welded on so someone put them on for some reason. Maybe it is to assist in manufacturing but it seems like welding something on the frame is not the cheapest or easiest thing to do. Although they might come from Lippert this way and Dutchmen doesnít need them.

Still no obvious answer though.
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Delivery shipping tie downs, ????
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Old 08-28-2019, 07:31 PM   #9
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I've been to the Voltage plant and they move their frames on rails from station to station. If they are put on before that during the actual frame manufacturing, who knows. Don't recall seeing anything similar on my Voltage when I had it.
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I canít figure it out. Like I said they are clearly welded on to both sides of the frame so it seems to me like a suspension or stabilizer thing maybe. Does anyone have the stab jacks that you crank down? Maybe they are mounting points for those?
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We are in Florida so maybe hurricane Dorian tie downs?



I use them for securing my toys, i.e. 3 bikes and grill when boondocking or at a sketchy park.
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Those are transport hold down eyelets. We see it up here quite often where they will be pulling a trailer from the factory to destination but they will also have one tied down on the back of a flat deck. Those are used to anchor and chain down the unit when it's on the back of a flatbed transport truck to stabilize it in transport.
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welded lugs

They are probably to chain and lock up your toys when you are boondocking or just camping.
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I have them on my 2018.
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I agree with sparky 1266 tie downs
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Those are transport hold down eyelets. We see it up here quite often where they will be pulling a trailer from the factory to destination but they will also have one tied down on the back of a flat deck. Those are used to anchor and chain down the unit when it's on the back of a flatbed transport truck to stabilize it in transport.


Thanks. That makes sense. Appreciate everyoneís input.
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