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Old 06-14-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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water in underbelly

Have a 2014 Crusader 295 rst. I drove in some rain for about 90 miles. Next day I noticed water dripping on the floor of the shed. (concrete floor)
Looking underneath there was water beads along the seams of the underbelly. Stuck my finger between 2 pieces of underbelly and about a cup of water ran out.
After floor dried I turned the water pump on and left it for about 3 days. No sign of water.
Apparently the water was getting in the underbelly while driving in the rain. This doesn't seem like a good deal. Do you think it is normal?


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Old 06-15-2013, 12:25 AM   #2
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Well, everytime I wash the front cap of my Lacrosse 318 BHS, it leaks out of the underbelly by an access panel towards the front of my coach. My underbelly was never sealed up very tight...I have done the best that I can sealing it with great stuff and even removing some of the bolts on the sides that attach it to the frame rails as they were drove into the frame before the underbelly went on LOL. My underbelly has also sagged and I am driving in 2 1/4" self tapping screws into a crossmember. Hope it (underbelly) stays on for awhile.

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Old 06-24-2013, 11:58 AM   #3
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I've had lots of water in the underbelly, but mostly from defective plumbing inside the trailer. I saw the trailer in the dealer's service bay with the underbelly dropped and there doesn't seem to be any sort of sealing where it fixes to the chassis. There's huge amounts of expanded foam around pipes, etc but nothing on the edges or "patches", so I doubt if it's meant to be waterproof from rain and road spray.

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