We have a 73 13 ft Trillium
, had it for about a year.Although frame looks solid, I have some concerns about a particular location on each side at the front, just before frame dives under the F/G shell. At the spot of concern, the frame has a pre-formed "hollow" on the top surface, created by the process of bending the frame to shape when it was manufactured.
The hollow constantly holds a small puddle of water from rain, or here in Ontario, snow melt.The frame has been painted, and no obvious rust is visible;I am concerned that water may find its way thru' the paint
, and start unseen rust on the top surface, weakening it in the process.BTW, last Fall
, I had KROWN RUST, treat the inside surfaces of the whole frame, as a precauton to rust forming inside the frame sections.
Has anyone had experience with this area failing, and is it an area that should be reinforced, by welding a strip of metal along the underside of the frame, or along each side , or in BOTH locations ?
Any advice that I should implement before the coming camping season ?