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Old 09-27-2006, 02:02 PM   #1
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Major frame rust?

Ok, now I know that it is only really possible to assess frame rust after taking the belly pan off. However, since this is something that we were just looking at to possibly buy that's not possible.

So, for the benefit of my education if nothing else: here is the situation. Inside the exterior compartment near/under the side bed unit it was wet. Wood floor saturated, but only about 3/4 of the way to the back of the compartment. After diligent search inside I determined that the wall area below the window and above that bed seemed to feel a touch damp. Inside the closet between the bed and the rear bath were two very small puddles of water. Now the big part; underneath this area a small section of the visible frame and a pipe were very rusted. (See pictures)

Would you assume then that this rust came from leaking above? Is that in a position to do major rust damage to the rest of the frame?
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:56 PM   #2
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It could be bigger than it looks when you get it apart but based on what I see my guess is 4-500$ repair assuming you clear everything out of the way for the welder
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:01 PM   #3
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I'm having a hard time visualizing what that white box is that's hanging down between the frame rails. What year is this?

I'd recommend that you at least take down the banana skin in that area so you can look at the upper part of the frame. You may also have to take down the belly pan, hence the question posed above. It doesn't look like you have a belly pan.

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Old 09-28-2006, 01:36 PM   #4
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Ok, now I know that it is only really possible to assess frame rust after taking the belly pan off.
Not so. You can use a fiberscope through small holes drilled in the belly pan. I describe this at
http://www.airforums.com/forum...iberscope+nick
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:15 PM   #5
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white thing

The white thing hanging is the pipe that connects to the campground sewer as this has been sitting in a campground for many years.

Yes, there is a belly pan. Many this shot will help more.
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If it were me, I would run away as fast as I could.

There is floor repair, in addition to possible frame repair. I would be more concerned with the floor and walls and other things if wetness was seen and felt on the inside of the trailer. The water is coming from somewhere. That means pipes or seem leaks too.

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Thank you, that was my thought too. Guess we'll keep looking,.......
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