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Old 02-08-2006, 07:28 AM   #1
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Water stands on top of our storage/bumper area after a heavy rain. The storage compartment stay's dry and the floor on the inside is not wet. Is there a way we can make some kind of drain system. Yesterday I was back there and it was a solid sheet of ice. It's just one of those things that bugs me. Anytime I see water I think of rot later.


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Old 02-08-2006, 07:53 AM   #2
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Water stands on top of our storage/bumper area after a heavy rain. The storage compartment stay's dry and the floor on the inside is not wet. Is there a way we can make some kind of drain system. Yesterday I was back there and it was a solid sheet of ice. It's just one of those things that bugs me. Anytime I see water I think of rot later.


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Becky,
I usually try to park my trailer with a sideways tilt, it will allow the water to run off one side. I get ice build up on mine too, unfortunately it runs in the gap and keeps the floor from dry rotting...I got wet rot I have wondered if they were flat from the factory or if they picked up the towards body tilt because of the separation issues....I will find out soon enough.

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Old 02-08-2006, 08:30 AM   #3
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Becky,
You are correct to worry about rot and rust issues when you see water standing. I am attaching a link for for a bumper repair job done on a '75 Tradewind which I had owned and sold to a wonderfully talented gentleman. You can see what rust can do to a bumper and frame and then how to repair it. This will also help you check out your frame area.
You have a wonderful trailer I love the products from the 70's. I think those were the best design years.
http://www.balrgn.com/
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Old 02-08-2006, 09:50 AM   #4
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Chaplain Kent,
Yes balrgn is great, and has helped me soooo much in the past. Aaron has been a great help also. As I look at the bumper the only rust I see is on each end and I don't see an issue with seperation. The rust is just surface so I'm ordering some por today.


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I made a little vulKem Ledge or dam along skin seam there after fixing wood rot back there!
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:19 PM   #6
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Dry?! Really?

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Water stands on top of our storage/bumper area after a heavy rain. The storage compartment stay's dry and the floor on the inside is not wet. Is there a way we can make some kind of drain system. Yesterday I was back there and it was a solid sheet of ice. It's just one of those things that bugs me. Anytime I see water I think of rot later.


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Hello Becky,
I would very much like to see a pic if you have one of what you're talking about. With specific emphasis on how that bumper locker is sealed. My rig is older and may not be similar in configuration, but mine is not dry by any means!
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