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Old 04-10-2019, 07:10 PM   #1
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How bad is this rust?

Hey fellas, how concerning is this level of rust?
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:42 PM   #2
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In the second pic around the screw sticking through the floor, all that bubbling around it is rust coming through the floor, it'll look much worse on top.
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:10 AM   #3
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I live in the "rust belt" Ohio. That is considered rust free in my area. If you can get a basketball through the rust hole, Then its got rust issues.
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:15 AM   #4
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Not too bad by my standards. I also dwell in the rust belt.
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Old 04-11-2019, 03:11 PM   #5
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If you can poke a hole in it with your finger or another blunt object, it's rusty!
The level of rust is hard to tell from your pics, but it doesn't look too bad from what you're showing?
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:51 PM   #6
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Thanks guys
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:29 PM   #7
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There are areas in the second pic that look suspect and need further exploration. I also live in the rust belt and seen much worse.

However, I am picky and therefore bought a rust free Crown in CA
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:54 PM   #8
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Again. Why would anyone buy a big bus with rust??? Govdeal and surplus are full of descent big buses with no rust...
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:53 AM   #9
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If I was ever to go big, I'd look for a crown.... they are beauty's.
Thanks for the input
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Old 04-12-2019, 12:38 PM   #10
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Rust free here and lovin' it.
Hope to get another 20 years out of this bus.
Would not personally consider the bus in your pics to put big $$$ into remodeling into a motorhome...
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