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Old 08-14-2017, 02:35 PM   #1
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Removing Underbelly

Has anyone dropped the underbelly of their trailer? I have a screw head or bolt head popping up into the floor (about a half an inch high) and was wondering if somewhere there was pictures. I considered just cutting the underbelly near where I think it is but not sure how to reseal it, or option 2 is to drop the whole thing and fix what I need to.

Thanks in advance. Pictures would be great if anyone has them.
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I have cut the underbelly fabric and patched it with Gorilla tape, it's holding up fine for several years.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:55 PM   #3
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I've heard good reports on using gorilla tape on the under belly cover. If you do it that way, just make sure to clean the splice area real good before applying the tape. Some even advocate going over the tape with a heat gun to insure it's adhered properly.
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I have dropped the front third and the back third for some maintenance. Wasn't too hard but it would have been easier with two people when putting it back. Dropping it around the axles or plumbing would be more difficult.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:13 PM   #5
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If you drop it you could add some extra insulation,just a thought.
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Before you cut into it , unscrew some screws along the frame and drop down to see what is there . All the wires are laying on it so be very careful cutting.
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Before you cut into it , unscrew some screws along the frame and drop down to see what is there . All the wires are laying on it so be very careful cutting.
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I have dropped the front third and the back third for some maintenance. Wasn't too hard but it would have been easier with two people when putting it back. Dropping it around the axles or plumbing would be more difficult.
Harley, Wires near where I would start to drop it for the brakes.

Stan, right in between the axles.

Thanks to everyone for replies, i might just try to cut that plastic and see what I can mess up. Hoping the bolt isn't supposed to be holding something...but then why would they have put it there?
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Dropped the front half of mine. Replaced black valve cable. Insulated it too much. But I have fix that issue also. To reinstall, use two C-Clamps clamped down on edge of belly, used a heavy duty rope too pull it right around my ball hitch. Then tied it off. Worked great.
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