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Old 07-07-2016, 09:45 AM   #1
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water in the underbelly

We had a water filter leak and now the underbelly is filled with water. An adjuster came out and told us he was 95% certain the insulation is dry and we should make a couple of holes in the plastic cover to drain the water. We called the dealership and they said 100% for sure the insulation is soaked. We are trying to find a tech who can unscrew part of the cover so we can actually see if there is any damage. Does anyone have any tips, insight or anything else that might help us ensure no mould grows?
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:50 AM   #2
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You don't say what make/model you have. Suggest you add to your sig line or profile.

Most FR TT and 5ers do not have insulation in the underbelly. The floors are foam core and may get water in them, but the water tank is under the floor so if it was a water tank leak, it should not effect the floor.

Unscrewing the coroplast is simple.
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:51 AM   #3
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For quick/easy access you could cut a 3 sided square in the plastic with the 4th (uncut) side towards the front as a hinge. Use Gorilla tape (or similar) to close it back up.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:01 AM   #4
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Getting a look into the bottom of the unit is a good idea, but it's probably going to be ok.

I don't like cutting holes in the coroplast. I'd rather remove a few screws and the retaining strip a ways and let part of it down to get a good look.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:26 AM   #5
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I have a similar issue in our XLR Thunderbolt toyhauler (417 amp), but the coroplast is held up with what looks like nails shot through the rail by the .22 type nail guns. I see the nails have a bolt head on them. If I unscrew them will they go back in?
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:30 PM   #6
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Those are self drilling screws, and yes they'll screw back in if you remove them.
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:42 PM   #7
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underbelly drain

I put quarter inch drain holes in the low spot of each underbelly panel--just in case.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:19 PM   #8
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I drilled a small hole at the low point to drain out after I had a water line leak. I doubt the insulation has been affected.
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:19 PM   #9
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The insulation in our 320RS was totally soaked add heavy enough to weight the coriplastic down. Had to replace all the insulation.
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