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Old 05-29-2016, 07:26 AM   #1
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Corrugated plastic underbelly?? Is this normal??

I'm new to the camping world and have been looking more at my 370 bhq and notice how flimsy things seem to be with this camper.
But my question is if most camper underbellies are made like this because it appears that a cheap sheet of plastic " garage sale sign " material is used to protect all the components under the camper and if this can rip off while driving.
Is this the norm?
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:43 AM   #2
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I believe that is called Coroplast and it is used on most with an enclosed underbelly. I ran eight years on my first fifth wheel with no issue and on my 4th year with this one. That material may be tougher than you think, We used something similar in the factory and it held up very well there.
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:52 AM   #3
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Mine is like that. For the most part the underside of my TT looks clean and undamaged.
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:29 AM   #4
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I'm new to the camping world and have been looking more at my 370 bhq and notice how flimsy things seem to be with this camper.
But my question is if most camper underbellies are made like this because it appears that a cheap sheet of plastic " garage sale sign " material is used to protect all the components under the camper and if this can rip off while driving.
Is this the norm?
If your concerned about the Belly Cover and Flimsy,DO NOT remove the cover and see how everything else is Run/Installed above it! Youroo!!
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:33 AM   #5
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I perfer my underbelly open, so not covered on mine


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Old 05-29-2016, 08:46 AM   #6
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If your concerned about the Belly Cover and Flimsy,DO NOT remove the cover and see how everything else is Run/Installed above it! Youroo!!
No kidding! I think that is why the use the stuff... they can advertise "enclosed underbelly" and cover up their horrible work.

In response to the OP, coroplast is pretty durable stuff and it will stand up just fine. I made some saddle bags out of old campaign signs to use on a dirt bike and they are still going strong 3 years later.

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Old 05-29-2016, 10:43 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for your time and responding it cleared things up

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Old 05-29-2016, 12:31 PM   #8
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Our Cardinal has corrugated sheet metal, it has its advantages and disadvantages. I like that you can remove a single section if you need access, on the other hand there was a time when a section was coming loose on the road due to lost screws. I had to remove that section until I could get replacement screws.
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I'm no expert, but I believe that the reason they cover the underbelly is for less wind resistance, not to hide shoddy work.
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I'm no expert, but I believe that the reason they cover the underbelly is for less wind resistance, not to hide shoddy work.

X2 also AIDS bottom insulation.
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