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Old 05-06-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
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SS Frame Protectors - 2007 Classic

My trailer came with stainless steel "A" frame protectors. I just did the first wash of the trailer and took them off and noticed that those things get wet and stay that way for a while ( between the frame and the underside of the protector). I was wondering if you guys just leave them on there or just take them off and do without? Seems like with the moisture between the 2 surfaces it might cause rust on the painted frame after a few years.
Any body have theirs on for a few years? What does the frame look like after that long? Are these things just for "flash", or do they serve a purpose?

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Old 05-06-2010, 02:48 PM   #2
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I took mine off.

Tradition has it that they started out being temporary protection for the A frame to prevent marks from any WD bars used during delivery to the dealership. Then, some customers wanted them left on, and then it became customary for the dealers to leave them on.

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Old 05-06-2010, 04:24 PM   #3
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Mine were on from '07 to Jan. '10, then removed to install a new hitch. Other than some minor paint scruffing, everything was fine underneath. Best wishes, John
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:25 PM   #4
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This might just be one of those 50% for and 50% against type of questions. Ha, ha.
Thanks guys.
I have a lot of other stuff to clean and wax etc. before I need to decide as I don't have the WD attached yet. I brought "EL Trailer" home from the dealer yesterday just on the ball. It was only 30 miles and had no problem without anything but it does make for a BUMPY RIDE.
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