HI All...after beating to death the AS 70's version frame rust question AND reading the continuing flow of "frame rust" threads...including some "newer" ASs (example 2000 model year)...I am wondering???
Is this frame rust an issue that is widespread throughout the TT industry? I have not seen any mention on other TT sites? (Ya I know...they are all in the junk yard by 30 years!).
Do ANY other TT manufacturers galvanize their frames...or otherwise protect them? What mfgs do so???
Do auto companies galvanize their frames?...and if so when did they start?
Is it VERY expensive for a manufacturer to galvanize a frame???
Any discussions that AS will begin to galvanize their frames?
This frame rust issue may be acceptable for those of you who can repair yourself...AND are willing to do so...but seems to me it is WAY too common of an issue in the "used" ASs...and even a bit in the "newer" ASs.
Thanks for your comments...Tom R in Two Harbors, MN
P.S. The answer is not to keep it away from the ocean and winter climates with salt on the road...auto mfgs seem to have taken care of this issue...why can't the TT mfgs?