Strange frame break on my Airstream, HELP
On a extended trip the rear of our 31 foot started to sag, badly, the closet
door would not close, the floor was POPPING when walked on.
Now we are settled, started looking for the problem, my guess from
internal sloping was behind the battery compartment, so after much
effort removing it found it was not bad, forward towards the wheels was a mess. The fender well must have leaked for years and all the frame extenders
were rusted off at the bottom, a inch of dirt lay in the bed. So digging
through it, I got up next to the rear wheel only to see a 1/4 crack in the frame, at some point heavy steel plate was bolted on the frame behind the
wheels, then another chunk of steel was welded aft of that, the crack is in
that steel, looks like it was a old repair gone bad.
I do not weld, or know a welder. So what next????? Anyone deal with this.
We are up in years and cannot afford a frame off repair.
Thanks for any help
PS a resident of south carolina now
Jim in Pima Az, enjoying our 1975 31 ft Airstream Sovereign