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Old 11-08-2008, 07:44 AM   #15
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Where do you find a friend that will live under your airstream like that? I hope you give him some good food. I agree with d'drummer about a double frame channel. Corosion would probably happen between the two pieces. Maybe you could "box" the channel in with rectangular flat plates around the weak areas, and shoot a coating in there from the ends to prevent corrosion.

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Old 06-09-2009, 04:38 PM   #16
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frame rot job done

Happy to say the frame rot job is finished, total cost $1,300.00 ,now for the first time in 6 months, early this morning I took The streamer off its jack stands, and backed the streamer up to my garage shop for the belly wrap job, being the tires are back on I have made a ramp which now gives me over 30" clearance to clawl around under the carrage, I picked up some roofing roll 4' x 10' at $ 25 bucks a sheet and the insulation is ready to go, as I have read in the forums, this might not be the best of all bests as for the belly wrap, but it will serve my personal purpose, also I have some short galvinized sheet metal screews with the rubber washer, how can that hurt,? and thats the way I plan to install my belly pan, soon I will have pictures, , thank you, John

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Old 06-09-2009, 05:25 PM   #17
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Hey John,

Glad to hear you're getting closer to being back on the road again.

The use of galvanized screws may set you up for galvanic corrosion. The rubber washers will help insulate the faying surfaces, but if contact is made, your aluminum belly skins will become the sacrificial anode.

The Anodic Index (AI) for aluminum is anywhere from 0.75 to 0.95, and the AI for zinc is in the 1.2 to 1.25 range. In a potentially wet environment it is desirable to keep the AI differential to 0.15 or less to minimize this characteristic.




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I have a dumb question. Can new outriggers be welded on to the frame with the existing floor still in place? I would assume no, but thought I would ask.
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I have a dumb question. Can new outriggers be welded on to the frame with the existing floor still in place? I would assume no, but thought I would ask.
They sure can, but you must shield the wood best you can, and have some water standing by.

Some burning of the wood may take place, but you can paint that area after the outrigger welding is done. That will shield the burnt wood smell.


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