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NYCAMPER 05-10-2005 04:58 PM

Finish on kingpin extension
Hope this site does well!!

Our king pin extension is starting to rust. I would love to have it powder coated but worry about affecting the clearances. Other than repainting has anyone done anything else like maybe have their kingpin extension plated in some way? I think chrome would look awesome.

5thwheeler 05-10-2005 05:14 PM

Joe - do you mean the pin-box itself? Ours came from the factory looking like it was painted in the rain by a first grader so we will be sanding it down & repainting black.

cwsoules 05-10-2005 05:56 PM

I painted ours with spray paint and it looks good.

thevfox 05-10-2005 05:59 PM

I would sand it down and put a good quality epoxy paint on it :D


NYCAMPER 05-10-2005 06:07 PM

Yes I mean the pin box itself. Mine also looks like about 30 seconds was spent putting a coating on this item. The least they could do is give it a few nice coats of paint. The same thing with the frame. It looks like they lay it on the ground and shoot 1 quick coat of paint and forget the bottom of the frame it has no paint on it at all. Anyone else do anything besides paint?

5thwheeler 05-10-2005 06:19 PM

I thought about having some pieces of diamond tread aluminum cut to fit each surface and attaching them with self tapping screws.

Off Topic but somewhere I saw a pin box that had a bracket mounted on it that was used for mounting a Honda EU3000 generator which I thought was a great idea.

jayc 05-10-2005 06:44 PM

I painted mine with black Rust-O-Leum and it looks much better than before.

Rusty 05-10-2005 08:10 PM

A little bit of TLC goes a long way.

Maybe a good clear coat as well after a good enamel will spruce it up as well.

I have never really paid that close enough attention to the pin box to tell you the truth. And I lowered it, so now I have basically bare metal.

CAMPDOG 05-11-2005 12:28 PM

pin box
I am thinking about getting my pin box and gooseneck adaptor Dura-lined
(spray in bedliner coating) to match my existing bedliner (black). you could go that route and get your fifth wheel (not the mating surfaces) done as well. If you do, post the pics so maybe I will have the courage to spend the money.

different subject has anyone had the bottom front of their 5th wheel coated with any of these products?

Rusty 05-11-2005 01:17 PM

I haven't got that done, I have thought about it though.

I know quite a few dealerships in Alberta will get it done for you, but it is a bit pricey, mind you they are most likely jacking up the price as a middle man deal, I have talked to one of the guys in town who does the spray in liner and he would be willing to do it.

You could also go the "Diamond Plate" route as well, I have seen a few trailers running around with it screwed onto the front of the unit. And it looks real good.

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