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Old 10-13-2005, 12:06 PM   #1
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Design Flaw Rust

Starting to rust quite a bit on the '05 Bambi where the can that covers the propane tanks sits down on the frame. Is this a warranty issue the dealer should cover or considered normal maintenance. Looks like they would have placed a piece of rubber or something there instead of letting the metal rub against metal.

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Old 10-13-2005, 12:21 PM   #2
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I had the same thing start, and put some rubber feet to stop the contact...seemed to stop it dead in it's track....I also Walbernize the "A" frame too.

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Old 10-13-2005, 05:19 PM   #3
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i believe the owners manual states you should paint the A frame once a year.

i've had to paint mine once since 1992, so take it for what it is worth...

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Old 10-13-2005, 05:33 PM   #4
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I noticed the same on mine. I also posted in another thread that I found several places where the cover was rubbing against the tanks. A few adjustments, and some well placed velcro pads solved the problem. I regard Velcro as highly as some people regard duct tape, and keep lots of both in the Bambi.
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Old 11-02-2005, 11:55 AM   #5
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I just changed out the rusty screws that hold the clearance light lenses with new stainless ones. The replacements I used were 6-32 x 5/8". They were a tiny bit big, but after the first two or three rotations they threaded on very nicely. The gaskets from the original screws fit perfectly. I was surprised at the amount of condensation under all of the lenses.
Total cost: $1.10

Not exactly a major upgrade, but I sure feel better.
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Old 11-02-2005, 03:06 PM   #6
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We saw some potential rub points also. I buy some foam that has a sticky side. I place the foam at those points where a rub can occur. One other point that came to mind was the back of the electic jack and the gas bottle cover. A point that you can hit when you pull off the cover to get to the bottles.


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