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Old 07-19-2019, 12:37 AM   #1
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Water in undercarriage

Hello everyone extreme newbie here. Bought a 2018 Aspen Trail 1900 RB about a month ago. Camper has never been used , no water ever put in any tanks or any hose connected to it. Due to a construction project I havenít had a chance to use it or learn a great deal about it yet. Because of said construction, I had to pull it out of the way this am. Itíll have to move again tomorrow so I didnít worry about leveling it when i unhooked. Front end was slightly higher. We had a heavy thunderstorm come through this afternoon (first real rain weíve had since I bought it). Hooked to truck this evening to move it again. When I lowered onto hitch , a significant amount of water began pouring out from under it. Closer inspection showed water pooling in the membrane on bottom. The membrane is sagging due to weight of water still trapped in there. I donít see any indication of leak on interior or any obvious issues with roof or seals. Anybody seen this before? Any suggestions on what to do about it?
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Rush to the dealer while the water is still in there!!!
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:22 PM   #3
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Rusty,
I had a similar situation and found that during a rainstorm the water would flow down the front of the trailer and leak into the front edge of the membrane, where it wasn't sealed properly. The first thing I did was drill a 1/4" hole at the lowest point in the sag of the membrane, to eliminate any pooling water. I later applied sealant to the leading membrane edge.
After that no more trapped water! I have observed membranes sagging on other trailers and believe this is no big deal..
When drilling the hole go just deep enough to penetrate the membrane. You don't want to drill thru anything that might be on the other side of the membrane!
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Thanks for the insight. I kind of figured (hoped) it might be something like that!
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I thought thought was an adult diaper thread.
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i thought thought was an adult diaper thread.:d

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membrane?

What is this "membrane" you speak of? I just have this little cheap black corrugated belly stuff on the bottom of my travel trailer. Is that the same thing or am I confused?
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What is this "membrane" you speak of? I just have this little cheap black corrugated belly stuff on the bottom of my travel trailer. Is that the same thing or am I confused?
Same thing.
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What is this "membrane" you speak of? I just have this little cheap black corrugated belly stuff on the bottom of my travel trailer. Is that the same thing or am I confused?



Yes, that is it.
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