L.P. Butane,NH3 Refurbished Trailer

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  1. istumped

    istumped Medium Load Member

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    I have come across a used 1962 Mississippi 10250 gal 250 psi trailer. That is in need of total makeover. Paint,tires,wiring,etc,etc. My question is it worth redoing. I would eventually put it on the road. Is it worth the time,effort to basically start over. Tank still has data plate. I know some of those years the trailers where pretty short in length under 40ft. Your thoughts. Thanks
     
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  3. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    This is a 1967 that a friend of mine rebuilt in his shop last year. He’s also done some late 70’s and early 80’s ones. He buys used air ride slider assemblies from wrecked trailers and rebuilds these into air ride trailers. New lights, new valves, rebuild the pump, get current tests done and you basically have a trailer that’s worth we’ll over double of what you paid for it.

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  4. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    I thought after so many years you had to do the metal thickness test of tank itself? if so pay to have it done before you buy it and rebuild it?
     
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  5. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Not only the thickness test (T) but also the internal visual inspection (I). You need to know what kind of shape the inside of that trailer is in before you decide whether or not to buy it.

    Is there any pitting, corrosion, broken welds, or cracks?
    Are the vapor and spray fill pipes securely mounted and not leaking?
    Are all the baffle bolts tight and are the mounting tab welds unbroken?
     
  6. wis bang

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    slightly similar, Cyrogenic trailers were baffled and slop, along with poor vacuum was a sign that it was time for a rebuild, again. Interior repairs and testing and new paint and back to work. Every bucket box was re-plumbed and usually laid out differently so you had to actually follow the pipes around before opening anything to make sure it was the right valve...
     
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  7. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    Be sure to put fans on all open caps before you go down into tank to ck. for rust from inside if you are going to look at it before you pay the inspector to come out!!
     
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  8. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    These trailers still have value. It's the reason we keep refurbishing 40 year old units.
    Heavier but more solidly built imho.
     
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  9. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    That, and the fact that it costs a ton of money to buy a new one.
     
  10. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    We're told $250,000 before they get to our shop but idk.
     
  11. wis bang

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    Please follow confined space entry procedures before 'looking' at the interior.
     
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