rock damage caused by TV - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-31-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Kenny Strong's Avatar
 
Name: kenny
Trailer: Bigfoot 13'
Utah
Posts: 250
rock damage caused by TV

Hi y'all

my wife (Karen) and I went for 2 months into Canada and Alaska this past summer and fall. Others have posted on gas costs, it was about $ 6 a gallon . Std price in Alaska. Round trip 9500 miles, from Layton UT. up thru Alberta, into British Columbia , Yukon territories into Alaska and making a loop through south and then northern Alaska, up to the Arctic Circle in Alaska and, the Yukon territories. We would spend some time on dirt roads. 1993 Big Foot 13'. TV is a 06 4runner, with std. mud flaps. ( put extended flaps on if you plan on going; saw trailer with rubber inner tube pieces extending to the ground bolted on to the existing mud flaps) The gravel flew up and pelted the front skin of the trailer, from the bottom curve to the middle band strap. I have thought I could use fiberglass resin to spread over the pits, (hundreds of them) and sand it down, but a color match would be poor. what do you think about having the front bottom section covered with rhino lining? Any other ideas ?

later Kenny
__________________

__________________
Kenny Strong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Greg H's Avatar
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 72 Boler American
Indiana
Posts: 1,557
Great idea, and you can even get it in colors.
__________________

__________________
Greg H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 05:51 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Name: Dave
Trailer: Bigfoot 25 RB and Bigfoot 21RB
British Columbia
Posts: 1,143
"Rhino Lining" is what I am having put on the lower front of my Bigfoot. I'm having it done at the Escape factory, where it is an option on the ones they produce. It comes in white, which is what they use on theirs, so I'm having mine done in white as well. I have also seen black bed liner on the front of trailers and that looks good, too!
__________________
BCDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 05:57 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
jen b's Avatar
 
Name: jen
Trailer: 1980 13 ft. burro
Pennsylvania
Posts: 848
Registry
My Burro is heading to the paint shop within the next month, and I was planning to ask them to squirt some of the same type of stuff on the front for the same reasons. I think it also comes in clear, so if available that's what we'll do.

But for damage that's already been done, I don't know what your best bet would be. I guess a bed liner could possibly go on thick enough to disguise the divots?
__________________
jen b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 06:00 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
WildBirder's Avatar
 
Name: Mark
Trailer: 1969 Boler (Flat Top)
British Columbia
Posts: 530
Registry
I've heard that Rhino lining is very heavy. Does anyone know how much weight having the front lower potion done would ad? My concern is that it's directly added to the tongue weight, which I will have to watch carefully.

Cheers,
Mark
__________________
WildBirder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 06:00 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Greg H's Avatar
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 72 Boler American
Indiana
Posts: 1,557
I'm pretty sure that the bed liner spray or even the roll on kind will cover any small chips and dings.
__________________
Greg H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 06:02 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Greg H's Avatar
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 72 Boler American
Indiana
Posts: 1,557
Quote:
Originally Posted by WildBirder View Post
I've heard that Rhino lining is very heavy. Does anyone know how much weight having the front lower potion done would ad? My concern is that it's directly added to the tongue weight, which I will have to watch carefully.

Cheers,
Mark
I really don't think it's going to make that much of a difference.
__________________
Greg H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 06:38 PM   #8
Member
 
Name: Owen
Trailer: 1980 Dolphin 14 ft
Alberta
Posts: 99
Registry
We had the front of ours sprayed with Line-X which had the color match pigments added. The result was good and the front of the trailer isn't accumulating more pits. We covered from the belly band down. I think Line - X and Rhino coating are equivalent. Their warranties are nearly the same.
__________________
When you retire, everyday becomes Saturday!
Owen & Rosemary
Formerly - 14'Dolphin, Looking for another!
Owen Lindsay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 06:49 PM   #9
Raz
Senior Member
 
Raz's Avatar
 
Name: Raz
Trailer: Trillium 2010
Vermont
Posts: 4,063
Hi Kenny and welcome. Here's an old, old, post on the same subject.

RhinoLiner

Same stuff, different day. Legacy was very active back then. Raz
__________________
Raz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 06:53 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
I'm not going to go back and read the Legacy posts... read them the first time but, if you're interested in a DIY solution, members here have used a couple of different coatings and these have worked well:

Grizzly Grip

Durabak

If you can, and no matter what option you go with, please post before and after pics if you can.

__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 08:18 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Name: Craig
Trailer: Pop-Up / In the Market
Minnesota
Posts: 2
3M makes a paint protection film that goes on the hood of cars. The front of the trailer would be a great application for this product. Very durable and light weight.
__________________
Craig MN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 02:23 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Kenny Strong's Avatar
 
Name: kenny
Trailer: Bigfoot 13'
Utah
Posts: 250
I went to the legacy posts and the weight of the 1/4 inch rhino lining could weigh 20lbs. perhaps they could put it on thinner. I have a shop a couple miles away. I will go in and ask.

later Kenny
__________________

__________________
Kenny Strong is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bear Damage Donna D. General Chat 42 08-06-2015 08:33 AM
Ethanol Caused Expensive Problems Bruce H General Chat 32 02-02-2011 01:58 PM
Have no idea what caused this Gina D. General Chat 2 07-17-2008 11:00 PM
Does this look like water damage? Rebecca H. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 14 07-17-2007 12:14 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.