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Old 07-28-2015, 01:03 AM   #1
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Underbelly coming apart

Hi all. I own an Aspen Trail (purchased new in 2012) and now the underbelly is coming apart and flapping. Using duck tape to get buy, but don't think this should be occurring after minimal use in three years. Spoke with the dealership and a guy said that was a design problem that had been fixed with some kind of steel plating to stop the wind from tearing it apart. Anyone else have similar problem?
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:33 AM   #2
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What is your underbelly made of? Our Voltage as what I call "plastic cardboard" about 1/8" thick.

I have cut sections out to get to the plumbing valves and replace them.

I tried putting the pieces back in place and cover the joints with "gorilla tape"...and it started falling off.

So...you can get sheets of white "plastic cardboard" at Home Depot. I cut six inch wide pieces to cover each joint. Then used 1/2" long self tapping screws, W/O rubber washers, every two inches on both sides of the joint to keep the pieces in place.

No problems since. And if I have to take a piece down...no problem.

Just thoughts...

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Old 07-28-2015, 02:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for your input.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:08 AM   #4
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You are most welcome!!! That's what this forum is all about!!

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Old 04-13-2016, 06:52 PM   #5
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Mine is a 2012 Kodiak, and mine also started coming down when we were almost to Gettysburg last October, tried the old duct tape to limp home with but wouldn't stay up very long. Mine came down in the front about first 4 feet I think. Haven't had time to figure anything out with it yet. I agree, shouldn't come down that soon.
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