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Galvanized trailers

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by SHAWZER, Mar 29, 2013.


    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,288

    Galvanized equipment and car trailers, are they worth the extra money ?
  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,782

    Depends how much extra, whether or not you mind painting and if you're going to do any mods after purchase. I like my galv tilt deck, it's not as shiny as new but I don't have to paint it to cover up rust and make it look good..

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,288

    Most galvanized trailers I have looked at are tube frame. Always heard they still rust from the inside out.
  4. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I made a quick purchase of a 2500Hd with an aluminum flatbed that turned out to be galvanized:nono:. It had tube crossmembers which were starting their decay and showed general signs of corrosion. I had the tubes cut out and C channels replacements welded in. Then to the sandblaster and finally coated with Por 15 and a Topcoat. Salt will still eat up a trailer and I do not have a clue on why they build them with tubes. Terrible idea.