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Old 06-19-2016, 06:12 AM
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Question Rust in new Mastercraft Trailer

Just wanted to get some opinions. I bought this brand new 2016 X46 trailer from a Mastercraft dealer when they sold me my '08 X45 as the X45 didn't have a trailer. I've had it for about maybe 2 months, only used in freshwater. I noticed when pivoting the trailer toungue back for storage that there is rust inside the frame on the front (not sure how far it goes back). Is this normal for a fresh water trailer? Haven't noticed any other rust other than a slight bit around the bolts for the bunks on the very back.

Dealer is a few hours away (South of me) in Austin (Central Texas)and would have only been used to transport the boat to Lake Austin for demos as far as I know. Also, they sell trailers separately often due to the area so I'm sure this trailer sat in the lot for awhile or was maybe used to grab an X46 out of the water for service if needed. Obviously I can contact them but before I do I wanted to know if this is normal. I've only put the boat in the water 3 times since I've had t and its freshwater so there shouldn't be any issues in my mind but maybe it's normal? Ironically on the part of the trailer tongue that actually swings out there isn't any rust at all really (see third pic).

Thanks for any input!

***Sorry pics are rotated 90 degrees since I'm posting from my phone. Not sure if there is a way to correct that with the forum software of of I have to edit on the phone? Rust on the right side of the pic would actually be the bottom part of the trailer.
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:13 AM
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:13 AM
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Other side of swing tongue or tongue side:
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:29 AM
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It is bare untreated metal on the inside so it will rust to some extent and happens to all of them.
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:23 AM
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Yes, internals look like that on mine as well. Mine is a 2013, if it makes you feel any better it doesn't seem to get any worse then what you see there.
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:36 AM
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Mine look that way too 2014 X46
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:56 AM
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Mine looked like that as well, haven't gotten any worse over the last 7 years.
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:07 AM
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Mine looked like that as well, haven't gotten any worse over the last 7 years.
I don't have an MC Trailer yet, but you could always squirt in some Linex / rhino liner that might help it not to rust further, but what the hell do i know, i don't even have one yet...soon, but not yet.

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Old 06-19-2016, 11:41 AM
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:42 AM
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Flash rust is no issue to worry about. Make sure all water drains from tubing and you'll have no issues.
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