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Old 06-19-2017, 10:19 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Inspected mine this past summer all looked good then this happened
OUCH< that looks like that was far from a fun day right there!
what happened, did the axle bend in the middle and break or??
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:41 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I know of 2 guys who spent the money on fluid film for a few years and went back to Wal-mart bar and chain oil. Its straight 30 weight oil. It will stick better than fluid film and will not come off as easily. It will creep into any hard to get to area. It will penetrate pinched seams too. I do my truck every year. Something like 8 bucks a gallon. New oil will stick better than used and don't stink when your done. Been there done that. Not looking to argue with anyone on this, but me and my buddies have been doing this for years. Nothing but salt and brine here, so we have to do something or we will have nothing.
One big problem with some of these trailers is the front of the beam is open and salt and brine gets in and migrates to the area of the two metals. I have sealed mine off. Oil will help slow down the corrosion big time but won't eliminate it completely.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:11 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I have a buddy that has a 2000 R&R he said there was a crack where the axle mounted to the frame. I'm not sure if it was caused from corrosion or stress I never seen it. He called R&R and they said bring it in and they repaired it free of charge, at the time it was almost 14 years old and he was not the original owner.
kinna thought i would do the please help bit at rnr ,they started off at 450 plus ended up some where else payin 175 deal
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:01 AM   #34 (permalink)
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After reading all of the horror stories I checked my trailer (1991 Featherlite) this past weekend. Have done anything special to prevent corrosion and with exception of some stress cracks that I have had repaired and the natural oxidation that occurs with aluminum, I can't see any changes since I bought it 26 years ago.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:44 AM   #35 (permalink)
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After reading all of the horror stories I checked my trailer (1991 Featherlite) this past weekend. Have done anything special to prevent corrosion and with exception of some stress cracks that I have had repaired and the natural oxidation that occurs with aluminum, I can't see any changes since I bought it 26 years ago.
they must not drench your road ways in winter time with salt like they do here then ,
Lucky you! road salt is the killer here, eats metals like kids and candy!
its why vehicles here fall apart in a 10 yrs or so, even if low miles and use, it just eats metals?
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:53 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Inspected mine this past summer all looked good then this happened

Wow, that must have hit the ground hard to knock all the rear lights out of the grommets.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:46 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I'd agree with the new motor oil being as good or even better ( and way cheaper ) than fluid film, but after only a few years imo, oil starts to deteriorate rubber. Suspension and body bushings aren't what they use to be and after seeing some (new) ones of mine start to look pitted and cracking, I switched to Fluid film. I also have a '93 or '94 triton 12' purchased from a neighbor in '95 or 96, that I have only used for storage mostly in the last ten years or so, and it has most of the original paint on the axle, it's only on its second set of tires and rims (cheaper and easier than just buying tires) and it has no sign of corrosion between the frame and the axle. The isolator pad is crumbling though, maybe I'll replace it someday.
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Had my 99 loadrite break the main frame rail from corroded aluminum around the u-bolts. Replaced them with 3/16 wall box tubing. Made custom axle brackets with a z-bar between the two plates to keep them from folding over. Added a layer of vinyl siding between the steel brackets and the new frame tubes. Painted the axle with por15 before assembling. Should be good for 20 more years.
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Old 06-21-2017, 12:54 AM   #39 (permalink)
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OUCH< that looks like that was far from a fun day right there!
what happened, did the axle bend in the middle and break or??
The left side tore out of the aluminum channel it was bolted to then it folded in half in the middle because the metal was getting thin and nearly tore the other side out could have gone real bad happened in the center lane of the mass. turnpike lost a days riding in Jackman. Had to buy a new trailer.
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Luckily nobody got hurt. Really for what little these things use to cost back in the day, us guys getting 20 years out if them, really isn't that bad

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