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Old 01-24-2011, 06:03 PM   #1
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Under carriage care

What if any undercarriage care.
IE greese the axle bearings,
Wash and wax the bottom of the escape.
I am going to line -X the wheel wells.
Also repaint the frame where the propane cover rubs on the metal.
Any thought ideas?
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:08 AM   #2
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Re: Under carriage care

Hi: Geo...So far our "Down Under" looks like the pic's. I bought a spray can of Krown to do the frame...but haven't got any round "TUITS". I've had the bearings repacked once and the brakes adjusted. Just about time to do 'em again!!! I used a pressure washer to clean it once and then hose it off every time out. Gotta get some Tremclad to do the pin box this spring and that's about it. Alf
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:02 PM   #3
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Re: Under carriage care

Our 19 footer is 1/2 ayear old.
Bare metal where the propane tank cover rubbs on the frame, needs painting or other?
Reece line-X the front, I'm thinking of doing the well wheels.
I think that I will paint the whole frame, maybe with tough coat?
Also time to rewax the entire trailer including the bottom.
I just drive it over a mechanics pit or up on ramps.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:32 AM   #4
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Re: Under carriage care

I asked about lining the whell wells when we ordered our 19 ftr, and was told there did not seem to be a problem with rock chips in this area.

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Old 01-31-2011, 01:01 AM   #5
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Re: Under carriage care

We've had our 19 all over BC for 2 summers and the wheel
wells look pretty good so far....
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:40 PM   #6
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Re: Under carriage care

My wheel wells look pretty good so far.
I find it is a little hard to clean them out!
To do a good job in the fall I pull the tires on one side and then the other.
Hence the thought of line-x (or simmalar product) in the wheel wells.
We are glad, we did the front.
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Re: Under carriage care

Hi, Would automotive under coat help the underside against rust and moisture.? And is the flooring made from wood and is it exposed or coated with something?

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:14 AM   #8
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Hi, Would automotive under coat help the underside against rust and moisture.? And is the flooring made from wood and is it exposed or coated with something?

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Hi: Devil Dog... The entire exterior surface is covered in fiberglass. The plywood sub floor is on the inside of the trailer and is sandwiched between the fiberglass shell and the linoleum. The drainage "Pontoons" are visable along the frame rails and help to cover the exposed frame from view. If you accidently left the water running in the trailer and the sink overflowed the drainage "Pontoons" would carry the water away from the perimiter of the trailer interior. Alf
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Re: Under carriage care

Hi Alf, Now I see from your picks it's just the exposed frame that may need a fresh coat of rust paint from time to time. or that spray on under coat you can get in spray bombs at "crappy tire". I think my 2012 17 comes with mud flaps as standard equipment which will help protect the rear quarter panels from rocks and such.The drainage pontoons do they have drain cocks or are they open all the time.?

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Someone a while ago asked what type of tires would survive the Dempster Hi-way. about 9 years ago I did the whole trip with a Boler From Vancouver up the Alaska Hi-way to Anchorage up the top of the World AKA chicken Hi-way to Dawson then up to Inuvik and back to Van. in 18 days. And My tires of choice where BF Goodrich All Terrains on both truck and trailer. And not one flat. Those roads up there are brutal the Dempster is all shale with edges on the rocks like razor blades. When I got home there was 1/4 in. ware on my new tires compared to the spares which I never used. To day a 17" BF goes for $250 each not cheap I just put new ones on the 06 Tacoma $ 1,200 bucks tax in...Ouch.! for 4.
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