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Old 03-18-2016, 12:53 PM   #1
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Rusted Bumper 2013 Greyhawk 31FS

Both ends of the rear bumper on my 2013 Greyhawk 31FS are rusting. It looks horrible. Was thinking of perhaps capping the ends with something fabricated from stainless steel but I'm not sure.

Anyone else having rust issues?

Should I remove the rust and spray the ends?

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Old 03-18-2016, 01:24 PM   #2
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I'm surprised that's not a sewer hose bumper !
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Go to Canadian Tire and buy a pint of Tremclad paint (looks like your bumper is white) buy either the flat or the gloss depending on what matches your bumper. (they have off white too)
Pick up a wire brush (or wire wheel if you have a drill) and a small paint brush total cost maybe 20 bucks. Take five minutes and wire brush the area, brush on the tremclad rust paint over as small an area as feasible that covers the wire brushed area. It will dry overnight, good for three or four years. Save the Canadian Tire money (coupon money) and give to your kid or grand kid...smile
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Old 03-18-2016, 04:03 PM   #4
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I'm surprised that's not a sewer hose bumper !
There is a small latched compartment on the drivers side made specifically to hold the sewer hose (basically a long tube with a closing door)

Bumper is original to the motorhome (bought it brand new).
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I have to wire brush and re-paint the welds every couple years. Part of the PM.
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That sticker on your bumper brings back memories. My father built Lion Country Safari. Oh the stories I have.

If you have a small air compressor...Harbor Freight sells a small sand blaster. 22 bucks plus a bag of play ground sand from Home Depot.

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My guess is it happened due to unclean and unprimered metal! I have noticed the rv industry doesn't believe in paint primer.
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That sticker on your bumper brings back memories. My father built Lion Country Safari. Oh the stories I have
The family absolutely adored Lion Country Safari. The first morning waking up to growling lions was unreal - had no idea they were that loud. LOVED IT !!!!!
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My guess is it happened due to unclean and unprimered metal! I have noticed the rv industry doesn't believe in paint primer.
Yes, they seem to 'cheap-out' on things.

Next we will be replacing ladder screws with stainless as they too are starting to rust.....
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