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Old 02-27-2013, 11:21 AM   #15
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Scamp 13' corrosion

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How was the trailer actually shipped? Flat towed, on a flat bed, covered trailer or car hauler, Was it shrink wrapped like they do boats? I am speculating the carrier was selected by Scamp and not contracted by yourself.
I am glad that Scamp is following through with repairs. That is so rare these days.
the trailer was towed by an independent transporter contracted by Scamp. Remarked he went the weather-hell coming from MN all the way to So. CA...

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:55 PM   #16
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I'll bet he did. This year wasn't the best winter to do that trip between the road salt back east and wet desert alkali. But you got it and will be ready for camping season right away. You also got a free water test for leaks while still under warrenty.

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:48 PM   #17
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door hinges are cast aluminum, belly band, door step are extruded just basic mill finish, same with old window frames. Your casting will look like that from the casting mold and type of casting material used, probably from less pure aluminum.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:10 PM   #18
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that is not genuine aluminum, we in the metal trade called it pot metal, it has a bit of aluminum in it but more zinc etc. You could check around for metal fastener companies and maybe find some real aluminum but on a new trailer I'd have to know th bolt pattern will be the same, you could also clean them up and paint them.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:44 PM   #19
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Little side note that Henry Ford shipped his first Model Ts an others vehicles out West with Just Primer they were painter in Portland Or then shipped to Western States. The early Coal fired trains made a mess of them,
Scamp has always been good about making things right. Shipping in the winter can be tough.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:37 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Brian B-P
Unless the chains are aluminum - which seems unlikely - I don't think they're anodized. They are presumably steel, and likely plated but possibly galvanized, although anodizing is apparently possible.

I realize that the point is that the salt in coastal areas is a problem, but not necessarily for all aluminum parts.
No one used aluminum chain. Galvanized chain holds up well to salt water. It is probably some sort of steel chain with a finish coat. I've seen some that look like anodizing. You best bet is to replace it with galvanized.

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