Installing scuff plates in reefer

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  1. John E.

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    You have much better patience than I have slow.rider. All I'm sayin.
     
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  3. wichris

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    Do you have aluminum scuff plate and how high? Scuff guard is like GD's puncture guard. It's pretty tuff. A lot of different brand names for it.
     
  4. slow.rider

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    Comment #4 contains pics of my trailer.
     
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    Went back and looked at your pic's. Never seen a plate that small. You're talking a lot of money to put a 24" aluminum scuff plate in. You would need to cut the old one out and weld the new one in. 106' of welding is not cheap. I guess you could bond a 24" high scuff guard from the floor up, would lose around 3/8" width on the floor.
     
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  6. wichris

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    Can't tell from the pic, is that plate flush with the kemlite or is there a ridge there? If there is a ridge you could just bond scuff guard from there up.
     
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    There's a small ridge. Can you find a photo of the scuff guard you're talking about? Or a link?
     
  8. wichris

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    I'll just use GD's brand name. Measure how high you need to go, call the dealer and ask how much for (2) 53' X ? rolls of puncture guard and bonding agent.
    Lay it right over the top of the kemlite,2X4's to spread the pressure and a lot of load locks. Still will need 4-5 people to help tip it up into place until you get the load locks in. Not near as hard as trying to get it into the groove of a scuff plate. A weekend job, one side sat the other sun. Don't give out the beer until you're done.
     
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    I need to find out what camera system a friend of mine is a trailer shop foreman for a small fleet. They have wireless cameras in the trailers. They see when forklift drivers damage trailers also if they are ####ing around loading freight. That’s for vans though, not sure how an electronic camera would hold up to the temp fluctuations in a reefer also the humidity.
     
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  11. trailerguymatt

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    Buy some of that black fiberglass scuff. It comes in big rolls and its just tall enough to push in any Kemlite bulging you may get in an older trailer. It helps prevent that as well. Its thicker than the aluminum, obviously, but it holds up really well and is a cheaper install you can do yourself if you are handy at all.
     
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