Originally Posted by climbdenali
A couple of cross-members would keep the floor from sagging as far, and keep it form rubbing the inside slats. You could fabricate them with pins at both ends so you could remove for loading, or with a pin on one end and hinged on the other. Lots of options.
The decks are able to be raised, lowered, or removed altogether if I want to use the trailer to haul a load to the dump or go camping.
I do have two extra bars that I already removed from each deck that I could try to fabricate into cross members. But, for the decks to continue to raise or be removed it would need to be removable. I am having a hard time thinking how to do that.
It is already a bit of a pain to get the decks off. They were fabricated in cold temperatures during the winter and in the summer. As the aluminum expands at a higher rate than the the steel support skeleton, it creates a bit of reverse rocker or bowing of the deck. In summer it can be difficult to get the support poles back in the support sleeves after I remove the decks. Also, when raising or lowering, the front and back need to be raised or lowered together or the poles bind in their sleeves. I can't imagine how hard it would be if i had to worry about raising and lowering front, back, and side to side too. I know, first world problems!
The other problem, and it is a real one, is the young man doing all of my welding is getting married soon and basically is cutting me off. He has been encouraging me to get a MIG welder and learn how to do it.