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Old 01-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #15
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overlander63 was actively using his Sovereign when he discovered the frame coming apart - 1, 2, 3

Knowwhuddimean? That pic is just scary.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:43 AM   #16
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overlander63 was actively using his Sovereign when he discovered the frame coming apart - 1, 2, 3

Knowwhuddimean? That pic is just scary.
Wow, I see now why the east coast likes to buy their vintage vehicles from CA & desert states.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:46 PM   #17
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This 56 trailer rusted off going down the road. Made quite a mess when it hit the ditch.
That'll buff out!
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:52 PM   #18
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A frame rusting through is not uncommon enough. I bought a 89 31' Excella that had only been pulled a couple thousand and then was parked on a site for a long time. I pulled it 600 miles home. Upon more careful inspection I found that I could stick a screwdriver though the A frame on one side right behind the caulk where it enters the trailer. I took it to Jackson Center and had a new A frame installed. They also fixed the leak in the Vista Window that probably caused it. It was also below a battery compartment that did not have a battery in it so I do not know if that was a factor. Reason I say it is not real uncommon is that I had seen a post on this forum from another person that had to have it done and I have talked to a fellow who had and A frame break while on a caravan in Alaska and had to have it repaired.
We've all seen it enough of it to know it's not uncommon. enough.
No, I can provide a statistical analysis, but I have seen it in 25% of the Airstreams I have owned.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:30 AM   #19
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It's funny to see this post, my Safari has pretty deep rust spots on the tongue that I'm welding today or this weekend, about to head to the shop to buy the steel!
My Safari did in fact live in VA Beach for most of it's life, and the rust throughout the frame has kept me busy welding. My Spartan which is almost 30 years older then my 74 Safari has a frame that's in better shape!!!!
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Life's a Beach

My '76 23' Safari with the rusted frame was parked in an RV Park at Atlantic Beach, NC. Eric H's pictures gave me a real feeling of deja vu
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Our 66 sat in afield for many years but surprisingly there was not much rust in the frame and none other than surface stuff was on the tongue. Must been a dry field LOL
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