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Mounting the Aluminum Tread Plate, Jeep-Style, Single-Axle Trailer Fender

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I need to replace the the fenders on our 1995 Haulmark cargo trailer. The trailer was steel fenders with about a 1 lip, 10 1/2 wide, 34 long and 19 tall attached by self tapping screws attached to the side of the trailer. Will these aluminum fenders have enough room on the lip and strenght to attach in a similar maner. If so, what sized screw and washers do you feel should be used to attach the fenders. Thank you for your help.

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The Aluminum Tread Plate, Jeep-Style, Single-Axle Trailer Fender, item # HP96VR is designed for a weld on application and putting screws and washers through the lip on the inside of the fender would most likely not last. If these fenders were to be installed on a steel trailer you would need to have an aluminum mounting bracket welded to the inside edge of the fenders that could be used to stiffen the fender and give additional mounting points.

We do have steel fenders available that should work. The 16-Gauge Steel, Single-Axle Trailer Fender, 10-3/4 inches Wide, item # HP29VR, or the 16-Gauge Steel, Single-Axle Trailer Fender, item # HP46VR, should work with your measurements and I would use the same style of mounting hardware as the original fenders to ensure sturdy mounting.

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