Working on camper is slow. We are in the middle of soccer season and after it gets dark I have no motivation. Finally lifted the frame to one side and took of the belly pan. I got a really good look at the frame now. Not sure if I should cut and patch or rebuild new frame. Frame is rusted out more than I thought. I have a buddy coming over tomorrow to give advice on frame. He works at a company that builds semi trailers.
Trailer frame as it sits now:
4 cross members rusted out
8 outriggers gone
main rails rusted out and pitted on bottomed pretty good
Plan if New Frame:
2 x 5 x .120 steel tubing= main rails, cross members and outriggers
I will cut off the hitch frame and weld to new frame
rough estimate on cost = $600 materials
Plan if i patch the old:
2 x 3 angle on the bottom areas
fabricate new outriggers and cross members from 14 gauge sheet
rough estimate on cost = $300
Any advice is very appreciated.