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Old 06-14-2009, 07:26 PM   #11
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Re: Water in the Frame

Alf, my problem is that I added the storage box, so I can't see the hitch. I've been setting the pin at the right height, getting tongue centered in my rear view mirror, and backing up until I hear that "clank" of the hitch pin locking (isn't that a sweet sound). But, I'd feel better if I knew how close I was to the hitch as I'm backing up. So, to copy Gene's idea, I placed this replacement mirror on the tongue, angled so I can see the hitch as I back up. NICE! Like I said earlier, the hole was already there, I just had to find a larger washer and screw in on.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:40 PM   #12
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Oppps, that's Glen's idea, and it's bolted on. Thanks Glen for the idea, and thank you Advance Auto for the right mirror : - )
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:42 PM   #13
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That's OK.


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Old 06-14-2009, 11:00 PM   #14
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Re: Water in the Frame

Hi: HokieEscape... Dan I see what you mean. My storage box sits down in the box of the truck so I can see over it. Thats the difference + the rollers for the slider raise the hitch up some too!!! Alf
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:35 PM   #15
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Re: Water in the Frame

Hokie;
Thanks for posting that info on the bumper. I will keep a close eye on mine. I'm either thinking of a drain hole at either end of the bumper or a good seal around the bolt. Glad that the bumper is not open to the frame.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:47 PM   #16
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Re: Water in the Frame

Because my frame was extended about 10" it is different than most but the problem described can happen in any boxed or enclosed part of the frame. Boxed frames on trucks have holes all over them so they can't hold water and cause rust. Same is true with steel bicycle frames. If the frames where totally sealed it would not be a problem but they are not with many mounting holes through them. I would drill small drain holes in strategic locations to allow the water to escape (my Escape). Suggest they be drilled at the rear of each member then store the trailer in a slight nose high attitude. Thanks for the heads-up!

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Old 07-10-2009, 11:12 AM   #17
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Reace - do you have any wisdom on this issue, and any suggestions as to what we can do to ensure that Houdini doesn't get rusted underwear? Any particular place we should drill holes?
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:09 PM   #18
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Hi Jenny,

Reace said to look for 2 small drain holes in the bottom of the frame under the rear bumper. If you cannot find any then any place in this area would be perfect.

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Reace - do you have any wisdom on this issue, and any suggestions as to what we can do to ensure that Houdini doesn't get rusted underwear? Any particular place we should drill holes?
Thanks, Jenny
Something Ian doesn't likely suffer according to stories of bouncy beds (or something like that) we heard about.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:12 PM   #20
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Re: Water in the Frame

Just came in from the trailer (getting ready to take off again)
and while I was filling the water tank I looked at the back bumper
and thought.... does mine have water in it from the spare
tire mounting bolt hole.
So I drilled a hole and yup lots of water came out.

Now looking at the tube that holds the sewer hose and realizing that
this also is bolted down through the frame I pulled the bolt and
no water , although I did put a shot of silicone down before
I tightened the bolt back down.
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