Originally Posted by Fredycruz68@gmail.com
I'm curious where you guys have seen them break? I feel like a lot of the stories I hear of them breaking, are home builds. Where people may not be aware of how to weld them correctly. Not preheating is a larger contributor to breaking trailer snouts. And insufficient support. I really like the few I've seen built in double shear which helps a lot when possible.
I witnessed one shear off right at the weld where it went into the bumper, looked like it was due to heat stress of welding to me (not mine).
I have been running one on my early bronco with a ~130 pound spare tire for almost 10 years. I ran the spindle through a sleeve in the bumper and welded the bottom. It has seen a lot of rough offroad use.