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Old 03-27-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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Surface Rust?

Was just out trying to put the new registration tag on the Roo and noticed some spots of surface rust on the bumber and stabilizer jacks. Then I decided to climb underneath and noticed a ton of rust on the frame and axle cross bars .

Is this normal ?

I mean the trailer has been sitting out on the lot for 2 months in the elements, but it seems strange that a new trailer would have this much surface rust on it.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Mine was like that from new and I attributed it to the it being parked near roadways where salt is used. I did try to sand most of it and sprayed with rustoleum paint. Helps a bit but the surface rust returns. I do live near the ocean too. Woudln't want to change that, so I guess I have to continue to live with salt in the air.
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Would it have been towed in the winter on salted roads?It doesn't take long for road salt to rust a trailer.
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It was delivered to RVW in mid-Jan so it was likely towed over salted roads. It just seemed strange that new, painted steel beams would be rusty that quick. I'll chalk it up to "normal" wear. Thanx all.
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You should probably do what Rugged said and give it a good hosing off underneath or the salt will keep working on the metal.
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Mine has some rust too. I will be using my wire brush and rusteleoum on the frame this summer ...
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We took delivery of our 2012 Rockwood 2608WS on January 11. The frame and trailer hitch had rust spots on them. This is our fourth Rockwood and the paint on this frame is the poorest. Of course, it didn't help any when we drove on highways that were wet and still had salt on them from an earlier snow storm on our way to Florida.
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I picked up my newly ordered Roo 233S in October, and it has been in the Phoenix (AZ) area since... I have rust on the frame also. I need to get underneath and check out the full extent while it is still under warranty. My trailer has never yet been exposed to salty roads or Ocean air.
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I picked up my newly ordered Roo 233S in October, and it has been in the Phoenix (AZ) area since... I have rust on the frame also. I need to get underneath and check out the full extent while it is still under warranty. My trailer has never yet been exposed to salty roads or Ocean air.
Was it parked on grass.This will also cause frame rust.
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Was it parked on grass.This will also cause frame rust.
Why is that?
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