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Old 01-25-2016, 02:20 PM   #1
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Need your input on removing underbelly panels

I am going to have to access my sealed underbelly on my 2016 Eagle HT (rodent issues). I am going to do it myself so was wondering if any of you that have had to do it yourselves might have some advice, tips, warnings, what-not-to-do, etc. based on your own experience? Thanks in advance for your input!
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:14 PM   #2
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I had a rodent issue once in my old Outback. It had a sealed underbelly. What I did was I got an idea where the issue was....based on vents, and I cut a 12"x 12" trap door but I only cut 3 sides, so the 4th side was the hinge. Once I figured out what I needed to do, I cut a few more, did my work, then taped up the 3 cut sides of each trap door with gorilla tape. Worked perfect for me. I hope this helps.
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I am going to have to access my sealed underbelly on my 2016 Eagle HT (rodent issues). I am going to do it myself so was wondering if any of you that have had to do it yourselves might have some advice, tips, warnings, what-not-to-do, etc. based on your own experience? Thanks in advance for your input!
We visited the factory last week. They have a roll of the material that they place while the frame is still upside down. They just screw it to the frame and some cross members after all the work inside the frame rails is complete. Then they install the axles and propane lines and sewer lines. And use about 300 cans of spray foam to seal up any beach ball sized gaps.

You should be able to pull it down, but getting it back up will be tough. I partially pulled mine down on my current fifth. It is really kind of floppy and tough to deal with when gravity is fighting you. You may need to rig up something to support it from side to side while you screw it and keep moving back as you go. Something like a wood frame or a piece of plywood jacked up may work. You'll probably need extra hands.

Good luck. Take pictures of what you find under there! I'd be curious how much extra room there might be under there for more freshwater.
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