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For Trailer, will a 1" wooden dowel fit inside 1" (Burley) conduit
I'm modifying an old Burley trailer for cargo use and, like I've seen some others do, cut it down in size a bit to make it a bit smaller. In the plans I've seen, they reference cutting a piece out of the trailer conduit and putting either a just fitting dowel/bar into the new ends, then reconnecting by using a dowel rod and bolting the whole thing together.
So, I'm inferring that the conduit (like Burley uses) is actually 1" for the interior diameter, not exterior. Can anyone confirm this? Also, has anyone tried doing this themselves...does it work out okay? I'm also a bit worried that this results in a weaker trailer than I'd otherwise have. Any other ideas for attaching the two cut ends?