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Diamond plate fell off trailer.

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Started to head out of town last Friday night for camping/boating trip and made a quick stop at a friends house about 5 miles down the road from our house. When I get out to walk up his sidewalk I looked down and the triangle shaped diamond plate that sits on the front side step of the trailer fender is gone! Closer look and it appears the glue had dried out and became brittle along with some surface rust that looked like it just popped the plate off. Since we were in a hurry to get out of town a friend retraced our route but did not find it. I know it was there when we left our house. It concerns me that what if this happened on the freeway, oof, that could cause some serious damage depending how it hit someone else's car. I checked the other 3 plates and they feel solid. Trailer is an '05 Extreme.

So now I will go to my local metal fab store and see if they can make me up a new one. Unless Extreme had replacements (didn't they sell out to someone else recently?).

So, I would recommend for everyone to take a second and check out any type of plates you have secured to your trailer and make sure they are still solid.


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I've had 2 of these pieces fall off last summer. I found both pieces, sanded the rust off & repainted the trailer & reinstalled the diamond plate using Liquid Nails construction adhesive. So far so good.

BTW, the diamond plate is called "5 bar diamond plate". I bought two pieces for the top of the fenders some time ago. I think they cost me about $25 cut to size.

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Common for extremes of that vintage, do a search, they had an issue with the adhesive that seemed to promote the rusting.

I had them send me replacements and a tube of the right stuff plus two cans of the black paint.

You'll probably loose the others eventually, so take them all off while you're at it, wire wheel the underneath to

get the rust off, prime and paint and re-install with better adhesive, and use enough to keep the water from sitting in between.

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Just got a reply back from Extreme trailers...$22.00 for a new one. They just need the trailer VIN to match it up. I will definitely be sanding/priming/painting where the old one popped off. Thanks for the insights on this!


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