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Old 01-13-2014, 05:42 AM   #1
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Trailer Under Liner?

I do love my 2014 21FBRS. My prior TT was a Sunline 21. The FR construction is better, FR does use top of the line products. I thought this till I looked under my brand new trailer.....there is no liner. I can see all my floor and wiring and plumbing. The bottom is wide open to the weather and animals, rodents and more important the cold. Zero insulation under the trailer floor. I wonder if anyone has installed an underliner? I never crawled under the trailer during my pick-up inspection.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:08 AM   #2
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Open could be a Plus. This will give you a chance to (Tidy-Up) the (Plumbing,Elect. and insulate. As well as chart location of (Tanks,lines,Ect.). Youroo!! PS,second post because of (505 error)!
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:15 AM   #3
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Open could be a Plus. This will give you a chance to (Tidy-Up) the (Plumbing,Elect. and insulate. As well as chart location of (Tanks,lines,Ect.). Youroo!! PS,second post because of (505 error)!
I must agree.
Check everything you can, make sure it is tight and tucked.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:53 AM   #4
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Our Rockwood TT also wasn't an enclosed underbelly though it was ordered with tank heaters and all water lines were routed inside the camper...camped in cold winter without an issue. The camper's floor is laminated construction and is insulated. You could get some sheets or coroplast and enclose it if you want.

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Old 01-13-2014, 05:14 PM   #5
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It's hard to imagine employees not completing a job on these trailers. It's almost like they got a phone call on the middle of what they were doing and the trailer moved along the assembly line without getting complete.
I agree this is a perfect time to do what you need to do as then have them enclose it. It will be better than the guy who was supposed to do it.
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:35 PM   #6
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The MicroLite doesn't list enclosed underbelly as a feature. Our Roo is the same way. But the floor is laminated contsruction - same as the side walls, so you have R-12 insulataion in the floor. I crawled around under ours looking for openings but didn't find any. Seemed to be pretty well sealed up. There is no heat to the plumbing underneath, but unless you are camping in below freezing temps, shouldn't be a problem. And if you are, without tank heaters, forced air in the underside, double pane windows, etc, it is going to be an uphill battle. Plus those factory liners are usually one piece, so if you ever have to access anything underneath its a real chore.

I had the same type of "oh-no" moment the first time I looked under my popup. Nothing but exposed particle board! 14 years later when we sold it, it still looked fine despite driving in all kinds of rain. Just some surface rust on the frame.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:32 PM   #7
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Message from Micro-Lite dealer;

The floor is insulated with block Styrofoam. The floor is built just like the sidewalls, it is framed with Aluminum studs with foam insulation between the studs and then it is laminated on the top and bottom with ľ” plywood. Additionally, the bottom is protected by a layer of Darco under wrap which protects it from moisture.

The larger Flagstaff trailers and fifth wheels have “enclosed” basements , but the smaller Flagstaffs (Micro Lite & Super Lite) do not, so the tanks, plumbing, wiring, etc is exposed.
If I decide to do some winter camping...I must install a liner myself.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:56 PM   #8
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Underliner sounds like a depends.
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My Super Lite and the non-Emerald version both have enclosed underbellies, so that salesman has wrong information.
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My 2008 flagstaff 21fb did not have an enclosed underbelly but my 2014 flagstaff 27rlws does.
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