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Old 01-18-2015, 03:38 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by brittsnbirds View Post
There you go, I knew they had a reason!!

Should have worked on it this weekend, weather was in upper 50's. Need to get some more tin. Make a piece to fit, put some clear silicone on it and rivet it in place. Then caulk around all the gaps.

How about all your underbelly's? Other than me personally having the 59 yoa sag my trailer does as well.
When the trailer is being manufactured, the chassis is rolled into the plant "upside down". The plumbing, electrical and sewer lines are run, insulation (usually a roll of "bubble wrap foil" sheeting is laid down, the coroplast is installed and screwed to the frame, then the axles are installed as is the exterior part of the LP gas line. Then the frame is turned over on its wheels and the tanks, heat ducting, the remaining electrical, etc are installed. Then the floor is installed over that entire assembly.

At that time, holes are drilled in the flooring, to access those components that were laid in the "basement". Often the sawdust, remnants of the wood that was cut away, pieces of romex, screws, bolts, bits of plastic plumbing, even components that were misplaced or "lost" will find their way into the area that's enclosed by the coroplast. Sometimes, if the coroplast is installed when it's cold, it will stretch when it warms up, sometimes the weight of the "debris" in the space above the coroplast will weight it down, and yes, sometimes it's installed "too loose" or improperly.

It may be that your coroplast isn't really "sagging" much more than on any other trailer, or it may be "OK" as it is, and it's like the rest of the trailers. I'd urge you to do some comparative looking to see if the coroplast will interfere with or be a problem because of the sagging. Often times, removing and reinstalling it can do more damage than just leaving it alone.

Only you and your dealer can make an "enlightened" decision on whether or not it needs to be repaired, but don't assume that because it "sags a little" that it's a bad thing and needs to be fixed.

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