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#1 raildogg

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 04:05 AM

What is, or are, a;  coaming rail,  b ; beaver tail. These terms seen on a spec sheet for a widening trailer. Thank you


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:51 AM

I believe "Beaver-Tail" refers to the angled section of the trailer before the ramps.



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:56 PM

Edsel-Dan's answer on the beaver tail is correct.  As to the coaming rail, "A raised frame, designed to deflect or prevent entry of water, around an opening", so there must be a surface on the trailer where a raised rail is present to catch any liquids.  Perhaps to help minimize spillage of leaking equipment on to the road way.

 

Beyond that, all references i know of for a coaming rail is a raised lip around openings on ships & boats to prevent water from dripping in.

 

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 02:11 AM

O.K. Thanks guys. A raised edge, huh I call it a return!