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Old 01-27-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Winter Project on MY Coach

My coach is now 5 years old, and I take excellent care of it, both inside and out. It had some surface rust on it here and there, so this winter I decided to take care of it.

The rust wasn't bad, but there were several places where the paint was originally powder coated, and it was coming off in sheets. No holes to repair, just getting rid of the rust.

We pulled all the wheels off and sanded, primed, and painted the sheet metal in the wheel wells where the original paint was beginning to rust. Also pulled the lower cap off the rear end, as the framework holding the rear cap to the motorhome also was rusting, with sheets of the original powder coat paint coming off. Also lifted the compartment door where the automotive a/c heat exchanger is, and the opposite rear door where the house basement a/c is. Treated both these areas as well. While we were on a roll, also did the battery trays.

The rear cap framework was sent out for sand blasting, priming, and paint. All the other areas were ground down, metal was prepped with Extend, applied a 2-part expoy primer, and finish painted to make it UV resistant.

We're currently in the process of putting it back together again. We attacked all areas of known rust, and it looks like a brand new coach.

The pictures don't do it justice. Unfortunately I don't have any 'before' pics.

Also note that we re-epoxy'ed the rear door fiberglass frame to the metal lift apparatus, as it was coming loose.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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Great idea, looks good and will pay off!! I did the same on mine last summer. Engine compartment and up front around genset.
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Nice project and excellent work. This is something I did on our last trailer and have been doing on our current motorhome.

So if you get board with yours let me know.. I will run ours up a couple of miles to the north to whiteness your handiwork

Again, great job..
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How hard is it to remove that rear cap? And what kind of Rv do you have? I must say you are doing a nice job on it, I also have done a spot on my discovery but now what I do is I bought this product up in Canada that looks like an oil that once a year I spray the all frame and everything that I can get to, that stuff is the best if you use it will not get any rust. Joe
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Nice job and yes lots of work!
Did my DP a few years ago, wow was that a lot of work. Scraping and sanding the old paint off was tough. What a joy though to open the hatch or slide the gen out and see all that work pay off. I lived on the creeper for weeks under there!

I am really glad to see others taking the time and effort to take care of corrosion. This is not noticed by a lot of folks out there as they just don't understand or something.
Nice post.
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How hard is it to remove that rear cap? And what kind of Rv do you have? I must say you are doing a nice job on it, I also have done a spot on my discovery but now what I do is I bought this product up in Canada that looks like an oil that once a year I spray the all frame and everything that I can get to, that stuff is the best if you use it will not get any rust. Joe
Can you share what it is? I have a 12 year old MH, it looks good, but you never know where the rust is.
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Nice project and excellent work. This is something I did on our last trailer and have been doing on our current motorhome.

So if you get board with yours let me know.. I will run ours up a couple of miles to the north to whiteness your handiwork

Again, great job..
I have to admit I had GREAT help on this project from my technicians.

P.S. The results are stellar.
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Can you share what it is? I have a 12 year old MH, it looks good, but you never know where the rust is.
the product is called krown T40 check it out at the website krown.com they have multiple products the one that I use for the rv is the T 40
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How hard is it to remove that rear cap? And what kind of Rv do you have? I must say you are doing a nice job on it, I also have done a spot on my discovery but now what I do is I bought this product up in Canada that looks like an oil that once a year I spray the all frame and everything that I can get to, that stuff is the best if you use it will not get any rust. Joe
4-large bolts holding it on, and about a dozen small fasteners which keep it from moving or vibrating. It took about 30 minutes to get the rear cap off. Hopefully it goes back on as easily as it came off .
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