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Old 02-22-2016, 02:47 PM   #1
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Frame paint coming off in sheets?

I've got a 2013 Mini Lite 2109s and noticed that the paint on the frame is coming off in sheets. Anyone else have this problem?



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Old 02-22-2016, 03:03 PM   #2
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Clean loose piece up with wire brush then spray rust mort or rust-prep on entire surface. Rinse with water the spray or brush on black chassis paint.


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Old 02-22-2016, 03:05 PM   #3
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I definitely have to do something with it. Has that issue ever been seen before? It's like the factory paint never stuck. There is clean metal under some of it.
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Frame paint coming off in sheets?

http://www.azautobodysupply.com/sem6...id=18283950120

https://www.google.com/search?q=rust...NqSKjgTqi7iQAw

http://www.tcpglobal.com/POR-45908.h...B#.VstqSkVOLCQ

Any napa will have this or similar.


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I guess at 3 years old and not ever seeing winter roads I would have expected more. I've got a 2006 Pace American enclosed trailer and the frame looks no where near as bad as the Rockwood.
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Have seen this on frames before , the steel hasn't been cleaned and the paint just doesn't adhere properly.Get as mush loose paint off as you can then do as Turbs said. At the very least spray some Tremclad rust paint on the bare areas.
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I guess at 3 years old and not ever seeing winter roads I would have expected more. I've got a 2006 Pace American enclosed trailer and the frame looks no where near as bad as the Rockwood.
Lippert Components, (LCI). I had a few spots the same as yours on a 2013 Keystone. Don't look too close at the welds, LCI welds are usually extra special. Its best to look at them with your eyes closed. A friend of mine has a 2012 Heartland on an LCI frame, and you can not even tell it was ever painted, totally rust. He never towed in salt either for what that is worth.
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Yeah the cross members that hold up the holding tanks are real rough looking. I'm scared of how rusty they are on the inner areas towards the tanks where I can't see.
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Yeah the cross members that hold up the holding tanks are real rough looking. I'm scared of how rusty they are on the inner areas towards the tanks where I can't see.
Those are most likely just stamped sheet metal. If you go to LCI's site in the store section under chassis components, they offer a few different types. One is actually called a tank support and another a floater. All that stuff is way overpriced though. As an example they have a 4X4X92 bumper tube for $157 that you can get at RV Factory Surplus for $65 or they sell a Schwintek slide controller for $426 that I can find for $175 or less.

If you can weld, two pieces of 1 1/2" angle and a few pieces of plate you can make your own that would be much stronger.
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Yeah those cross members are definitely glorified sheet metal. The front tank brackets that bolt in are in decent shape though. The cross members welded to the frame are the rusted ones. Would you piggyback the rusty cross members with angle iron or cut the old stuff out? I do know how to weld, I've actually got a Miller mig welder.
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