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Old 01-25-2013, 09:13 AM   #31
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I put plastic wire tubing around all the wire clusters and gas lines underneath, and tied any other wires I saw. Just made me feel better, even if it's wasn't needed.
I hear that, will do that, for peace of mind........but, its 12 degrees here right now, might have to wait for that, hahah

Good news Toyota dealership said they would look at my alignment problem today, just dropped the truck off........
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:24 PM   #32
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Ours looked the same.

Ours looked the same when we bought it and with some zip ties and flex loom we made it all tidy. We also put some mud flaps on our A128s so that it would get less wear where the tires throw rocks or what have you.
Bet you can't wait to get it out and have some fun!
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:57 PM   #33
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Ours looked the same when we bought it and with some zip ties and flex loom we made it all tidy. We also put some mud flaps on our A128s so that it would get less wear where the tires throw rocks or what have you.
Bet you can't wait to get it out and have some fun!
I'm having fun already, second day of my trip south
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:46 PM   #34
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I have just finished spraying the whole underside with spray on rubber undercoating that I got from Big Lots for $3.. a can.. As an electronics technician with the Navy in my younger years, I was amazed at the hap hazard wiring under my A122.. A lot of the wires are very tightly run and will be subjected to wear going through the holes in the frame.. I am going to put covering on the wires as mice and rabbits love the wire coating and I had major problems with that on a Coachman 23ft RV...I also used many wire ties on the wiring as they are cheap and easy to use..
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:52 PM   #35
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I have just finished spraying the whole underside with spray on rubber undercoating that I got from Big Lots for $3.. a can.. As an electronics technician with the Navy in my younger years, I was amazed at the hap hazard wiring under my A122.. A lot of the wires are very tightly run and will be subjected to wear going through the holes in the frame.. I am going to put covering on the wires as mice and rabbits love the wire coating and I had major problems with that on a Coachman 23ft RV...I also used many wire ties on the wiring as they are cheap and easy to use..
I hope you didn't cover the exposed wood. I know on my pop-up the warranty was voided if the wood was covered.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:40 AM   #36
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I agree from first hand knowledge. Back in 2004 I put a wood sealer on the bottom of the floor of a new camper I bought. Took it in for some warrenty work and was told by the dealer that since I put that sealer on the floor underside, I just voided the warrenty on the floor. Lesson learned.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:13 AM   #37
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One word of caution, when the camper is stored, just makes sure it is over a very dry surface. If it was parked on grass, or a surface that would give off moisture, the OSB would absorb that and stay damp. It wouldn't take long for it to turn to mush.
I cannot believe that they would put OSB there. Would it really cost that much to use treated plywood?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:56 AM   #38
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This issue seems to come up quite a bit. The floor is not typical OSB like you'd buy for residential user it is engineered for an outdoor environment. It is unfortunate these misconceptions continue to prosper. Please research before pursuing drastic actions tat can not only limit your warranty but also actually shorten the lifespan on the products you're trying to protect.

Anyone considering undercoating their aframe, please contact the manufacturer directly and inquire as to the warranty issues. Last I knew the a frames were using Weyerhauser Structurwood which is a top notch product, it is not the OSB you remember from 25 years ago.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #39
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I hope you did not cover the wood as well. I had a 1997 popup that was stored on a gravel lot and the wood showed no signs of rot. The wood they use is exterior grade so it is very resistant to water damage. I have a small utility trailer with exterior grade plywood that has sat outside for 13 years and is now only showing signs of rot in the corners were the water could run between the plywood layers.
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This issue seems to come up quite a bit. The floor is not typical OSB like you'd buy for residential user it is engineered for an outdoor environment. It is unfortunate these misconceptions continue to prosper. Please research before pursuing drastic actions tat can not only limit your warranty but also actually shorten the lifespan on the products you're trying to protect.

Anyone considering undercoating their aframe, please contact the manufacturer directly and inquire as to the warranty issues. Last I knew the a frames were using Weyerhauser Structurwood which is a top notch product, it is not the OSB you remember from 25 years ago.
The Structurwood product is indeed superior to the old garbage OSB, but it still does't like moisture. It is intended for houses, not environments exposed to moisture.
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