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Old 09-28-2009, 02:27 PM   #1
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Rust leads to improvements...

Okay, before we started heading south for the winter (we're now in DC), I wanted to replace all of the steel screws and washers that support the underbelly with stainless because the OEM ones are rusted horribly. While doing this replacement, I also scraped off rust and repainted the frame. Now, I don't blame Keystone at all...every penny adds a dollar to the end cost of our units.

While replacing some 75 screws and washers, I said to myself: self, why don't you take this opportunity to add something to the 5er? So, Kathy and I did - we added an LED driving light (one of a pair from Advance Auto Parts) to illuminate the steps. The switch is in the main control panel that also houses the slide switch and the kitchen, porch and scare light switches. We haven't figured out where to put the other LED driving light yet, but stay tuned...



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Old 09-28-2009, 02:50 PM   #2
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thats a nice idea.
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:46 AM   #3
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Nice idea for the lights! BTW: Eastwood makes a product that encapsulates and stops rust. I have used it and so far, so good. It comes in black but can be painted over.
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Mike & Kathy, nice job....now I have more to do when we pick up our new Montana next week!



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quote:Eastwood makes a product that encapsulates and stops rust
Thanks for the tip!
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:23 PM   #6
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Michael, that looks nice.
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:10 PM   #7
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When painting rust on the frame of you camper do more then clean off the rust. Check the frame for cracks. Check carefully around where the spring brackets are as rust line could be a crack and problems down the road. Check for rust when tightening up the U bolts. Also up around the pin box area.
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