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E-brake cable snapped and the RV rolled

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I set the ebrake and ran out to get something, didn't put it in gear because it would only take a moment... In less than 20 seconds it had snapped and rolled.

So, uhh... at least I found the replacement tail light pretty quick. I thought - what would the previous owner have looked for when buying it? The cheapest piece of chinese crap that money can buy! And yup, there it is!

I guess I'm going to have to get the bumper welded back on though..

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What a drag. Especially for the dented Beemer. Might be a good thing to check the rest of the frame on the Sunrader carefully. Lots of rust there.

Linda S

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4 minutes ago, linda s said:

What a drag. Especially for the dented Beemer. Might be a good thing to check the rest of the frame on the Sunrader carefully. Lots of rust there.

Linda S

The whole frame is pretty rusted, but the rest of the frame isn't really spotty (I think that's the "rotted" look) like it is in the rear by the bumper. I took it to a body shop that does rust repair and the guy said it looked pretty average for it's age, and when asked if it was unsafe he said "I don't see it." I guess it's still kind of naive of me to trust him based on the fact that he was actively trying to not sell me something.

What should I check for? I know the whole, 'if you can punch a hole through it with a hammer' thing, but I'd rather not try that, because the frame is still intact after the 1,400 mile trip here ;-;

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I turned down a crazy good deal on the V6 Sunrader because I could stick my car keys right into the shock mounts. I would check everywhere on the frame where it supports important stuff. Axle, shocks that kind of stuff. I bet my Sunrader could roll into your Beemer and only the Beemer would be damaged. Bumper would have stopped any camper damage completely on a slow roll.

Linda S

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42 minutes ago, linda s said:

I turned down a crazy good deal on the V6 Sunrader because I could stick my car keys right into the shock mounts. I would check everywhere on the frame where it supports important stuff. Axle, shocks that kind of stuff. I bet my Sunrader could roll into your Beemer and only the Beemer would be damaged. Bumper would have stopped any camper damage completely on a slow roll.

Linda S

 

Well that got me good and paranoid, so to the chagrin of my quasi-neighbors I went out there and started filing away, and smashing my wrench against stuff. I smashed my wrench against the leaf spring mounts, suspension components, and each section of the frame/subframe, with no breakage.

Near the rear, where the bumper caved in, I could file and file and file, too much rust, I was just smooshing rust into rust with no hope of actually reaching anything.

Near the front, I was able to file down to bare metal (I think?! ...I hope) in less than a quarter of a millimeter:

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The pictures kind of crappy, but what I was hitting was a glimmering black patch. I hope that's the metal and not some kind of advanced cancer rust.

It was in northeast Arkansas and Texas for most of it's life, for what it's worth.

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Well I am glad it's not falling apart. I commented on the inside on the other thread. Gorgeous. Wish I had cabinets that nice

Linda S

Oops I goofed. Sunrader mix up. They were someone else's cabinets.

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