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Old 05-30-2016, 06:26 AM   #21
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Hey these days that's the good stuff. The cheaper entry level trailers use a black woven plastic tarp material. I remember our older trailer having galvanized metal. Real solid but weighed a lot too.
No such thing as an entry level trailer.........that's an incorrect and hurtful term............. unless you are calling a Chevy an entry level car.............

Entry level has nothing to do with anything here..............

Aside from that many trailer still have open bottoms.
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Old 05-30-2016, 07:58 AM   #22
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My entry level Cherokee as it has been called on here is better built and higher quality (as far as I'm concerned) than my Rockwood was and a bit cheaper to boot...

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Old 05-30-2016, 09:05 AM   #23
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No such thing as an entry level trailer whether it cost $5000 or $500000 they are are campers / RVs or whatever. By the argument that a lower cost camper is entry level so are Chevys and Fords,..... they too must be entry level vehicles as they don't cost as much as a BMW or Mercedes.

Does a $35000 trailer that did not come with the belly covered make it an entry level camper ??? or just lower priced ????

I agree many of the lower cost trailers are better built and more reliable than the higher priced ones.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:15 AM   #24
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Adding reflectix under the Coroplast further aids insulation.
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:18 AM   #25
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Coroplast

Given a need to protect the underside (insulation, protection and all the other reasons mentioned), Coroplast seems to be a reasonable, durable solution.
Consider the attributes of the alternative materials: metal-increased weight; wood-weight/rot; fabric-(take your pick).

I saw the quality issue when shopping for an RV and saw screws started in the Coroplast, but not secured...just started. Need to consider both workmanship and materials, when selecting an RV.
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Old 05-30-2016, 01:20 PM   #26
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Sag in your coroplast easily fixed by getting aluminum "C" channel from Home Despot and securing it on each each side of frame. It is light weight and has enough strength to take the sag out of the coroplast.

Won't work on cheap campers that don't have coroplast. Ahh, I think entry level sounds better than cheap ;-)
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:14 PM   #27
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Adding reflectix under the Coroplast further aids insulation.
That's true, but for the cost, why not just replace coro with rigid foam and get some serious R value? My rationale for stapling Refectix to the floor was water that could get into the space and keep it wet, but probably not an issue... it seemed right at the time
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Considering the cost of these campers, none of us should have to replace or fix anything underneath. My Crusader..... I'm to the point of wanting to park it in a field and destroy it with a few RPGs. Biggest POS I ever wasted money on.
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Considering the cost of these campers, none of us should have to replace or fix anything underneath. My Crusader..... I'm to the point of wanting to park it in a field and destroy it with a few RPGs. Biggest POS I ever wasted money on.

I have to agree with you I think the attention to detail is non existent and they used the cheapest material and labor on the planet. The more I look closer at my 2016 370 bhq I would never buy from prime time again.
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I have to agree with you guys. I would never buy a Prime Time again! I have a 2014 295RST with slide issues like nearly everyone else. I have purchased the repair kits for the large slides where the rollers have destroyed the fabric material allowing wayer to wick up into the sidewalls where they are delaminating. Word was the bedroom slide was OK until I looked today and noticed the particle board is "mushy" from one side half way in. Think I'm going to put a plastic sheet over the whole thing and the slide repair kits on edges.
Rotten undersides infuriate me considering what I paid for the thing!
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