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Old 08-25-2010, 08:52 AM   #1
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Wink Have you ever crawled up under your rig?

Have you ever crawled up under your rig to just look to check things out? I finally did a couple days ago. I've been meaning to for a long time, finally did it. What amazes me is to see so few braces that actually touch the flooring! I guess that is part of how they keep the weight down.

Good news, everything looks perfect under there. NO holes, no signs of rot or anything.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:37 AM   #2
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Yes, I've crawled all around under ours. It's a sealed underbelly so there's not a lot to see but I check to be sure it's not torn and that the foam sealant is still in place, etc.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:53 PM   #3
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Yep, been under mine a few times. I completely removed the under-belly material to check things out. I re-routed a few wires and heating ducts; and the fresh water drain tube. Also, I sealed a few holes with expanding spray-foam.
If you have an enclosed under-belly, you would be surprised at what you'll find hiding back there. A cap at the heater plenum had fallen off and allowed most of the heat to escape into the under-belly; instead of to the ducting.
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:35 PM   #4
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I crawled under mine for the first time about a month ago and found a 6" piece of rebar stuck into the underbelly. About 3" was stuck in and the other 3" sticking out. I removed it and covered the hole with Gorilla Tape. Good as new! But now, I check under there almost every time we take it out.
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:32 PM   #5
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Yep!
Did it a month ago to adjust the brakes.
Good thing I did too.
My tires had radial cracks on the sidewall running all the way around the rim.
They looked great on the outside.
I was heading for disaster.

Will do this more often now.

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Old 08-25-2010, 09:35 PM   #6
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i looked under mine today to. ground cable broken off under and some hoses (hot and cold) that come under and go to nowhere...
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:16 PM   #7
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Almost everytime we go somewhere I go under the trailer for a look see. Mostly checking the suspension for broken springs or bad brake wires.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:08 PM   #8
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I have been under, over and through just about anywhere I can squeeze into in order to run wiring for the inverter, solar panels, satellite, installing batteries, air horns, you name it. I like to know where things are and how things are put together in case I need to fix something in the future.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:47 AM   #9
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I mostly went under to see where my tanks are and look for a spare.. it appears my trailer doesn't come with one..
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