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Old 01-14-2015, 10:09 PM   #1
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Sealed Undercarriage in Tx

I have a 197 Ultra 2014 and my Undercarriage is not seald. How hard do think it would be to do it myself. Do you guys think dealer can still do it?? What do you guys think. Thinking twice now, in the Dallas area.
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:32 PM   #2
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Just guessing here but I'd bet that if you could get the bulk material to do the job the only other things you would need would be a bag full of self-tapping sheet metal screws, a good cordless screw gun and an afternoon. And oh yea, an adult beverage to enjoy afterward!
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:36 AM   #3
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Just guessing here but I'd bet that if you could get the bulk material to do the job the only other things you would need would be a bag full of self-tapping sheet metal screws, a good cordless screw gun and an afternoon. And oh yea, an adult beverage to enjoy afterward!
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Yes, a dealer can easily do it, but so can you.
Not hard at all. You can buy the coroplast. It might be easier to do it in 2 or 3 sections, depending upon the length of your trailer. Just put a 2x2 across the frame where the joints are and tack up with the screws and some gorilla tape across the seam to prevent wind from pulling it down. Self tapping screws work very well. Use some waterproof expanding foam (used for backyard decorative ponds, etc) to close up any small openings around gas lines, low point drains, and your GW and BW drain.

If you have a creeper (for working under cars) that will make moving around under there a lot easier and better for your back. You can also add insultation before putting on the coroplast if you want to. Good luck.
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I've sealed my slx 287 bhsw underbelly . Run chloroplast together with double sided foil insulation , also, while I was down there, I added tank heating pads to all tanks, vented furnace into the underbelly and installed access door to close the slide manually in case of a power failure
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:19 PM   #5
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vented furnace into the underbelly ...snip
By that you mean diverted some of the furnace heat output ducts into the underbelly, didn't you?

You DID NOT route the furnace outside vent into the underbelly, did you?
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No, tapped into the ductwork right before the bathroom register , run 2" foil duct down between the fresh and gray water tanks , sorry for confusion
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That's a relief! You had me worried for a minute. Thanks for the clarification.
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You could do it but the cost for materials far exceed any benefits..
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Has anyone placed a small elec heater between the tanks inside the underbelly? Set the tstat at low and route an on/off switch up into the main salon room. This would solve the problem of using elec heaters to heat the inside of the TT since the warmth underneath only comes from the gas furnace. Have a friend who has done something similar in the bilge of his houseboat so he doesn't have to winterize the water lines. I've also heard of using a 100w light bulb or heat bulb to supply some warmth inside the underbelly.
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Thanks guys for the Info. Russ661, I'm had a couple adult beverage and a chair and I just keeping looking at this thing. Now what?? get to work?? Thanks for the advice people.
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