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Old 04-17-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Rusting screws on Roo23ss 2009

bought my HTT Roo2009 last sept used 2 times before i placed in storage .I opened up the trailer wednesday and noticed around the Piano hinge on front bunk ends that about 8 screws were rusting>> anyone have this problem.I assumed that these were at least Stainless steel.I called FR and they auth to send me new ones .I think this sucks isnt these supposed to be weather resistence?/ any input would be helpfull

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Old 04-18-2009, 12:08 AM   #2
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WHAT you are camping in inclimate weather no wonder their rusting !!! Just kidding Little thing like that drive me nuts too.I am glad they are replacing them

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Old 04-18-2009, 06:27 AM   #3
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There ain't no stainless screws in most trailers.
Plaited, yes but stainless-- no.

There is a round head allen screw in the end of my awning.
I'm pretty sure it must be removed if any type repair was to be made
on the spring or release mechanism. It's rusted so bad I doubt I could
get it out if I had to.
That screw might cost an extra 10 if it were stainless.
It's put there by the awning manufacturer.
It gripes me every time I see it!

Don't let a couple rusty screws spoil your enjoyment of your new trailer!
I've had 4 over the years. Every one had a rusty screw or two somewhere.
Your best bet is to get an assortment of plated or stainless (if you can find them)
screws and keep them handy. That way every few months or once a year
or so you can replace the one's that are bugging you.
And believe me if all you've got to complain about is a couple rusty screws, you
should be a happy camper!!!
Happy camping!
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:34 AM   #4
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chevy2 yep it does Piss me off cause im very anal with my toys i take exceptional care of them .They wont give me an answer too why they rusted or what type screws they used?? mmm cheap stuff. well i hope i get them soon im going to just scrap off the rust for now and coat with rust inhibitor
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:40 AM   #5
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Yep dan i know what you mean this is my 5 th camper in the last 30 years and first time i had this problem.Just annoys me that when you buy something they short cut on things ,i mean what would it have cost them to use the SS maybe another 10bucks on my trailer maybe less .But it wont effect me from haveing good time just annoys me,and they wonder why we are discusted in the way they build things today no pride .Ill just get my ice maker and make a couple cool drinks and sit back and enjoy the trip lol
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