Two customers in less than a month have been advised by us that their near new (about a year old) trailer is so close to collapsing they pose a serious danger if they went any further on the road. It's not uncommon for us to be going on again about imported trailers or trailer parts, but this is a whole new level of metal decay with intensity and speed. The first one we struck, the customer was completely unsuspecting of the issue. He had carefully installed a fresh water flush line across the trailer to keep it as clean as possible after any salt water contact. After seeing the second trailer (pictured) of around the same age, maybe the fresh water rinse did help a fraction.
The continued lesson here, is, if buying a new trailer, ask who makes them and do your homework. To date, the best trailers consistently are Makz Trailers and DMW.