Reinforcing Frame - Fiberglass RV
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-10-2018, 11:32 AM   #1
Junior Member
Name: Benjamin
Trailer: Trails West Campster
Posts: 14
Reinforcing Frame

Hi all,
I am in the end stages of a full refurb of a 1970 Campster.
I wasn't able to do a full body off refurb but have started to get worried with all the stories of cracked frames etc.

I was wondering what peoples thoughts are on reinforcing the frame as it stands. Running angle iron the length of the trailer under the main beams and having it welded to each crossbar.

Is this my being overly nervous, or would this be prudent to strengthen the frame before something happens?

Ps (ill be starting my build journal once I have photos on the computer)
pvb1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2018, 11:38 AM   #2
Senior Member
Name: bill
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19
The Mountains of North Carolina
Posts: 4,059
Take the body off and have a welder inspect and repair/reinforce.
thrifty bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2018, 04:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
Name: JD
Trailer: Scamp 16 Modified (BIGLY)
Posts: 2,417
Carefully inspect for rust and cracks and if found then repair.
Look at the areas where there are bend in the frame as the metal has already been stretched there.
redbarron55 is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Reinforcing Burro Roof AnnieSnyder Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 3 08-03-2017 11:24 AM
Reinforcing instead of Replacing Floor daveandbonscott Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 13 10-15-2016 08:44 AM
Reinforcing Cabinet Openings kyle minor Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 07-30-2015 10:36 PM
FRAME JIMZ Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 53 02-17-2008 11:05 PM
'73 Compact Jr. Frame Emmit D. Acklin Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 15 11-19-2005 08:42 PM

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

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.