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Old 04-01-2015, 05:20 PM   #1
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:50 PM   #2
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Hope this works . . .

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Old 04-01-2015, 10:29 PM   #3
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Clay,
there is some serious rust going on i would clean up the tongue and repaint. the separation might just be where caulking fell out. It might be a bigger problem...if the frame is separating from the front shell or floor.

Serious investigation may save you a bigger problem... fix it..
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:58 AM   #4
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If what I think I am looking at is correct cwf hit it. Looks to me like you've got some skin separation from the frame and that the frame appears to have some surface rust. IF this is what you have, I would brush and remove the rust, repaint the frame area and then re-caulk the skin to the frame. Tempro 635 will work, it is an aluminum colored caulk that even when dried stays flexible.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:22 AM   #5
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Yes, there is some surface rust on the frame. The separation is from where the center wrap piece curls under into the belly pan. Like the banana wraps on the corners. What happened is the vulkem has shrunk, giving the gap. Pick out the old vulkem, sand the area and apply new vulkem. If left unchecked, this is a point of water entry into the belly pan.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:58 AM   #6
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A prior post seems to be missing? In #1 CWF seems to be responding to a post that is no longer there. What's going on?

I do not see any structural issue in you photos. If you are trying to show differential movement between the A frame and skin, it looks normal to me. The caulk needs replacing. The joint between skin and frame on both my 25' and 34' looked similar until recently. If there is other evidence of separation, these pictures do not show it.
I would steel brushed the A frame to remove as much rust as possible. Then I would painted the A frame with Rustolium Rust Reformer. Then paint with a finish coat.

Re-paint and re-caulk! Good for a few more years
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:47 PM   #7
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Thanks, all. A W Warn, you are correct, the mods deleted my original post for some reason, which makes this whole thread sort of confusing. Some of you picked up on what I was inquiring about just from the photos. My question was whether this was a structural issue or a caulk issue. The gap on the curbside looked bigger than the roadside and I was worried that this might be a weld / structural separation. Sounds like it's probably just sealant. I didn't ask anything about the rust but obviously this needs to be dealt with. BTW, this is not my trailer. I've been looking to make an offer on it. I'm new here and am looking for my first AS for my family. Thanks again for your comments. -Clay
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