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Maintenance camper trailer


Hi everyone. Just have a couple of questions about some general maintenance on the camper trailer I recently purchased. 2nd hand emu off-road trailer. Hadnt been used for a while by the original owner. When setting up for the first time the internal frame had some corrosion, spring clips were a bit difficult and needed some persuasion to pop into place. I am thinking of using some lanotec spray to try and free these up. Would appreciate any advice on whether this is the right way to go or if anyone has a better idea. Secondly, unfortunately for us we had a wet week of camping. 80mm of rain over 36h then a day and a half later 46mm in 24h. The trailer tent itself was superb with no leaks. We did however have water wicking through the seams around the door and window zips. Was thinking of using a scotchguard spray on these to improve water resistance. 

Any thoughts or alternative advice would be much appreciate,

thanks, Neil and Kate 



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Welcome to Nomads Neil & Kate, If the springs can be removed I would soak them in Kerosine otherwise the Lanotec would penetrate the corrosion almost as good. If it is only the seams wicking water you can use a candle to rub wax into stitching or use Nikwax TX spray.

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I am in that same boat at the moment, about to use the lanotec on some mild rust, but I am going to find out if any damamge will be done to the canvas, because where I have to spray it is the main hinge that holds the bed area to the lower hardfloor, so lanotec may get on the canvas.

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You can use scotch guard, their is a better spray out, scotch is not really supposed to be used out doors, so UV could stuff it, and make it useless., would be best to get canvas seam sealer instead.



-- Edited by Bicyclecamper on Saturday 11th of December 2021 02:02:26 PM

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