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Old 08-06-2015, 11:25 AM   #1
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2 years old and rusting

Just throwing this out there to see if anyone has had any luck with this.

We bought our camper new May 2013 in Vermont. In January 2014 we moved to Alabama. I crawled under the camper this past weekend and the entire underside of it is completely rusted!!! This is ridiculous for a 2 year old camper in my opinion and I'm thinking about calling CrossRoads to see if there's anything they can do.

Any input? Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:28 AM   #2
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You probably are blessed with road salt in Vermont. Just like we are here in WI.
If your camper saw any of that gracious stuff during any of it's outings, then you can only expect just what you are seeing.
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:30 AM   #3
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Very common for trailers in and around New England. I purchased my Crossroads from Maine. The gas line was rusted from the beginning. Wire brush and paint with rustoleum. If you keep up with it and hit the spots as they appear its not bad. keeping the parts painted will help keep the electralite out and prevent corrosion.
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They rust in Florida too - salt air. Like Jason, said, wire brush the rusty spots and spray with rustoleum! It works great! We have done this with all of our trailers.
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:57 PM   #5
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This is a product I have been using for a few years around the house and on my truck.
Eastwood Rust Converter | Rust Converters | Auto Rust Converter
Excellent product. Can be painted over if desired.
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Old 08-06-2015, 04:00 PM   #6
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This is a product I have been using for a few years around the house and on my truck.
Eastwood Rust Converter | Rust Converters | Auto Rust Converter
Excellent product. Can be painted over if desired.

Is this something that you have to redo every year, or when ever you get out on winter roads?
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Old 08-06-2015, 05:01 PM   #7
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Usually once and done. Especially if you put a good coat of paint over it.
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Old 08-06-2015, 07:09 PM   #8
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I've used POR 13 rust prevention. Works great.
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If I recall right you move to Alabama in the middle of winter, and your truck and trailer were covered in salt by the time you got down south
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Anyone dealing with rust issues should give por-15 a try. I've used it and rust encapsulator from eastwood and had better results from the por. All you do is scrape off the flaking rough stuff clean it with the marine clean degreaser which is the best degreaser out there period. Try it and you won't go back to any thing else. then paint with por right over the rust. A little goes a long way. 1 quart did a whole 73 bronco frame I was working on and had some left. It uses moisture to cure and is then rock solid. It's not uv stable though so you will need to top coat anything exposed. Don't waste your time with rustoleum, it will need recoated in 3-6 months to a year. you can put it on with a brush to, self leveling, and should last dang near forever. Do not grind all the rust off. It needs to have the reaction with the rust to work right. Just my experience dealing with rust in a 40 year old vehicle. I hate rust!
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amen on por 15
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The rust thing is also due to lack of a treatment, period.

Mine rolled off assembly line mid-summer, and has never been on the road in even the rain. Pipe fittings and some fasteners are rusting. In fact, many of the gas pipe fittings are cast steel, and probably had rust on them before they were even assembled.
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They should powder coat at factory. I've used a rust converter and Plastisol spray on top on my F150 frame
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