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jopes73

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Posted: 07/19/19 11:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have to drop my fresh water tank and it has under belly fabric just around the fresh water tank.

Is this something that is needed to have there or can it be done away with? The rest of the 5th wheel belly is open.

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Posted: 07/19/19 11:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Probably a fiberglass-based fabric. We use it in its non-RV form (called "Pet D-Fence") to protect buildings and more from damage from woodpeckers, but it's also used to replace screens in screen doors because pets can't tear it up. And my guess is that it's also pretty good at keeping rodents from entering your RV from below.
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Posted: 07/19/19 11:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It helps keep rodents out of the RV plus prevents water intrusion as you head down the road on wet days.

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Posted: 07/19/19 11:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it was to prevent rodent and water intrusion why did they only cover the fresh water tank area and not the whole under belly?

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Presumably, only that area was at risk from water and rodents.

It might also be a way to protect the fresh water tank from colder air.


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Posted: 07/19/19 04:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“why did they only cover the fresh water tank area and not the whole under belly?“

Saved money. How many look under an RV before buying a new unit?


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