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RCMAN46

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Posted: 07/29/19 07:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree looks like ground wires. I would be concerned how did the one become disconnected and why.

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bedpan wrote:

So that being said, whats my best recourse to get this thing cleaned up? I was planning on hitting it with the pressure washer this week. Letting it dry and then grab some spray paint and go to town over the whole thing...

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Spray paint would just hide the rust. Rust will continue to form under the paint. Use a rust inhibitor first so no more forms, then you can top coat it with spray paint.

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Posted: 07/29/19 07:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

New to this... Would you get a separate rust inhibitor product or use a spray paint with rust inhibitor in it? Is there a brand that people recommend?

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Spray paint would just hide the rust. Rust will continue to form under the paint. Use a rust inhibitor first so no more forms, then you can top coat it with spray paint.
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dougrainer wrote:

SidecarFlip wrote:

I'm not impressed with the lack of paint on the frame either. 2018 and it looks 30 years old.


That is what a RV looks like after it has been delivered to the dealer during the Winter Months and the dealer failed to adequately wash the under carriages to remove road salt/chemicals. This is why OEM's REQUIRE the dealers to thoroughly wash the under carriages of RV's when they are delivered to them during the winter months. AND, this type problem is NOT a Warranty issue but falls back to the selling dealer for repair. Doug


It looks like every Lippert frame I have ever looked at after a year or two, no matter if it was towed down salted roads or was delivered to Georgia in July, and spent all its time there. Some worse, some better, they all rust like that usually starting at all the welds. The LCI powdercoating is a total joke. I have a pair of Lippert fold down steps right now that are less than a year old on my bench, and the awesome powder coat finish is peeling off in sheets.

Lippert = Garbage.

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Posted: 07/29/19 11:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Verify where the other end connects and reconnect. I would clean up the frame and get new wire and terminals.


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I have never seen por15 before so doing some reading on it.. Is it a waste of time to not do the full 3 part system? Or can I just clean up and paint?

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For addressing the entire frame cancer some system like POR 15 is worth investigating.

For your present repair I would use DeOxit or WD Technical to remove corrosion, along with a wire brushing.

Once electrically reassembled myself I'd hit with a rust converter and enamel spray paint (Rust-Oleum works for me)


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Rust Oleum makes a rust converter. It converts rust to a hard, solid surface that can be painted. Hammerite is another brand that does the same thing. I have used both brands with good results.


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spray the connection with fluid film once everything is repainted. needs to be applied every winter but the stuff works flawless.

also looks like you have a bad weld....





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