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Old 09-26-2014, 02:38 AM   #1
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Underside cardboard plastic replacement?

Anyone had issues with this stuff? Had a chunk blow off in wind. Should I just patch the part that came off? Or do the whole bottom in one piece? How would u seal seam? Doesn't look very securely fastened in the first place and with this piece that came off in the front I can see holding tanks and the floor joists and such. It looks nice and clean but I could see it being very dirty if not covered, don't know if it really matters or not. Any thoughts?
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You can buy 4 x 8 ft sheets of it at any plastic supply house, just ask for Coroplast. They will probably have white in stock since it is used for outdoor signs. 4mm is the common thickness, but I used 8mm for greater rigidity.

For the seams, use aluminum 'H' trim (used for plywood joints) from HD or Lowes plus a few screws thru the trim and Coroplast so the wind doesn't pull it loose.
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:56 PM   #3
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Ok thanks. I think it's all one piece so I didn't know if splice or total replacement would be best. It didn't rip off straight, Lol!
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I had to replace a section. I went to an RV parts place and you can get it 5 or 6 feet wide (so it fits across the frame rails) in however long you want. It is sold by the foot. You can buy a special tape for the joint, but the 3M metallic tape for furnace ducts works as well and costs less. When I reattached the stuff I used more screws and a larger shoulder washer to hold it in place. 4000 miles since my repair and everything is holding up well.
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How much time has passed? How long will that tape stick for do you know?
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How much time has passed? How long will that tape stick for do you know?
I really can't say how long it might last. It is metallic and quite sticky. I made sure to clean where I applied the tape so there was no oiliness there. In the time/distance since I made the fix we have driven through rain several times and I can see no evidence of the tape failing yet.
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That metal furnace tape is very good and I would put it around the leading edges. Get a larger piece of the plastic material ( campaign signs) to patch the hole. Get spray 3M 77 contact cement. Spray both surfaces, let it get tacky. Apply patch. After first contact it will not move, get it right.
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I used gorilla tape to repair mine been two years without an issue.
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