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Old 12-13-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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Is this rust significant?

Is this rust significant and if so, what's the best way of addressing it?
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:00 PM   #2
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Is it easy to poke holes through it? With screw driver? The make thickness detectors to see how thick it is. Grind off rust repaint and keep on it if thickness is good.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:45 PM   #3
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If it were mine, I'd hit it hard with the wire brush.....check the remaining density. If the welds are tight, I would be too concerned with up to 50% density loss. Soak it with rust inhibitor then a rust inhibiting topcoat.

Beyond 40-50% density loss (or if welds are compromise)... I'd have a professional look at it.
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:41 PM   #4
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A wire brush on your drill to remove all the loose stuff. Then paint over it with POR15 (paint over rust 15) then paint over the POR15 as it is not UV stable
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:37 PM   #5
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It's for sale and I don't think the owner would be too keen on my probing it to learn more about it's integral strength.

Was hoping to learn by someone's experience how significant this type of damage is.

Is this where the load is carried from the car's towing ball to the trailer chassis?

It's also the only area on the frame that has rust, could something have happened that would compromise the frame?
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It has serious cancer. I would stay away.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:42 PM   #7
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it has serious cancer. I would stay away.
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:19 AM   #8
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What would cause it to rust only in that area, something with the tow bar the angle leads to??

Interestingly, some post to fix it and some post to run.

The camping part of the trailer is truly scrap, the intent is to use the frame for a home made camping trailer teardrop style.
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:59 AM   #9
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If its cheap it should be fixable with some angle iron welded to the good medal covering up the rusted area. I did that with an old boat trailer, just beefed it up around the rusted area with the angle iron. That was at least 15 years ago and I`m still using that trailer...

As for what caused it to rust only in that area I`m guessing water collected there for some reason.
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You didn't say before that it was for sale.. I would pass on it.. that amount of rust makes it not worth while. IF you already owned it and were trying to save it that is different but since you have no money in it now then avoid it.. IT WILL BE A MONEY PIT
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