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Old 09-17-2023, 07:33 AM   #1
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Frame Rusty?

I am looking at buying a New 2022 Cruiser Stryker ST 2714 toy hauler. On inspection the frame has allot of surface rust and gussets a little worse. Has anyone have this problem? The dealer is going to talk to his service department about this. Can this be resolved or should I stay away? The pricing is at 39k for a new unit so it seems priced right.
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Old 09-17-2023, 08:26 AM   #2
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take a screw driver or a hammer with you and poke around at it... If it all seems solid i would buy it if the price is good. Then when you get it home go purchase some por15 and repaint the frame, with this paint all you have to do is scrape off the loose rust and paint over it bonds better to rust.. This was my plan for this summer but i never made it that far... Just make sure you wear gloves if you get it on your hands it will be weeks before you get it off
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Old 09-17-2023, 08:47 AM   #3
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Low end travel trailers typically come with poor frame paint and under carriage plated hardware. As you can see just one or two years can lead to corrosion. A few more years and the corrosion can become significant.

I painted all the underside plated hardware because the cheap plating typically rust in a couple of years. I also painted all the visible parts of the frame for the same reasons. If I had more ambition I would have painted the entire under carriage.

Get the dealer to have the entire under carriage repainted using good quality paint. It is a lot easier than doing it yourself.

Waiting a few years to repaint is even worse. Corrosion removal without production quality equipment is painfully difficult.
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