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Holy Cow posted 05-27-2003 11:15 AM ET (US)   Profile for Holy Cow   Send Email to Holy Cow  
and drill one or two holes at the back of the main trailer frame/rails to allow water to drain out? HC
Holy Cow posted 05-27-2003 11:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
I am looking out for rusting from the inside out..
BW23 posted 05-27-2003 04:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for BW23  Send Email to BW23     
A Zinc anode will not prevent rust/corrosion on "metal" unless it is submersed in water for extended periods of time.

Painted steel trailers will rust from the inside out in due time. Of course saltwater faster than freshwater. There is minimal you can do to prevent this beside rinsing them off.

My trailer is galvanized and used in saltwater and I rinse it off after every dunk. Especially the springs and brakes.

hooter posted 05-27-2003 10:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for hooter    
A good galvanized trailer is 100% COATED with zinc, so mebbe you don't need a extra anode, after all. If you've not a galvanized trailer, then get one. You'll be happier in the long run, if you do:-!

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