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Old 05-12-2020, 10:26 AM   #1
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Looking to seal up the bottom of a travel trailer was thinking coroplast or a thin galvanized sheet metal .Itís an older trailer but itís in really good shape so I wanna seal it up. Any info would help!!!!


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Old 05-12-2020, 10:33 AM   #2
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I had an older Terry and the basement was covered by sheet metal. Never had an issue. My newer RV has a black plastic. Pretty sturdy but the screws pulled out and the mice and coons found their way in. I cleared um out and installed rabbit wire to the underneath on top of the original covering. Mice will always find a way in but the coons are evicted forever.
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Old 05-12-2020, 11:09 AM   #3
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Use the thin sheet metal.
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Old 05-12-2020, 11:11 AM   #4
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Any idea where to purchase thin sheet metal? Was my first choice as to only have to do it one time.


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Old 05-12-2020, 11:18 AM   #5
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my 30ftr is coraplast
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Old 05-12-2020, 11:20 AM   #6
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I know I would need stitches before that project is done :-) wonder if Mueller sells flat sheets? Before its rolled into rpanels.
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Old 05-12-2020, 11:23 AM   #7
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My airstream and avion both had aluminum underbellys . Yep thatís the problem with sheet metal is the sharp edges!!!


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Old 05-12-2020, 12:14 PM   #8
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Mine has coroplast on the under belly.


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Old 05-12-2020, 05:18 PM   #9
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Old 05-12-2020, 05:52 PM   #10
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Mine is coroplast with spray foam around drain pipes
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Old 05-12-2020, 06:13 PM   #11
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Thatís another idea!! Spray foam. Did you have it done or buy a diy kit?


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Old 05-12-2020, 06:23 PM   #12
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Sheet metal and spray foam
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Old 05-12-2020, 07:43 PM   #13
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Thatís another idea!! Spray foam. Did you have it done or buy a diy kit?


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No sir, it was done at the factory. The spray foam might be okay until you have a plumbing or wiring problem, then you gotta cut out all that foam to access the area. I seen coroplast panels at Home Depot for 22.00 on 4x8 sheet, might be easier to use that and mount it with TEK screws to the frame and use spray foam to seal around small gaps or pipes.

If you wanted to insulate it before you put up the coroplast, might just get that batt insulation. That would be easy to do.
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Old 05-12-2020, 07:45 PM   #14
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Yep , just another point to consider,


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Old 05-12-2020, 08:45 PM   #15
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I know I would need stitches before that project is done :-) wonder if Mueller sells flat sheets? Before its rolled into rpanels.
I bought some 26ga galvanized sheets for ac ducts from Curtis Steel in Houston.
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Old 05-12-2020, 10:25 PM   #16
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Any idea where to purchase thin sheet metal? Was my first choice as to only have to do it one time.


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I get my from the steel and metal place up US75 north of McKinney. There are metal places all over Texas. Get on Bing and Google and see if you can find them listed. You may have to purchase it in a larger place and go get it.
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Old 05-12-2020, 11:09 PM   #17
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We need to do this at our lease. We considered coroplast but when we looked at it close the insulation is heavy and sagging. I dont know if it is ridged enough.

We thought about metal too. I used what they call coil wraps at metal mart type places. Its like 4x5 or something like that. Its what covers the raw rolls of metal in transport. they take it off before they press the metal out. It was like $1 a piece back when I got it years ago in Paris. And yes it will cut you up!

We have free access to flat roofing insulation that is 2 inches thick and comes in 4x8 sheets. Its easy to cut so that is what we are going to attempt to use.

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Old 05-13-2020, 05:12 AM   #18
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Our rockwood is covered with the coroplast and sealed very well with spray foam. It is installed with tech screws and fender washers.......cC
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Old 05-13-2020, 10:26 AM   #19
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Old 05-13-2020, 10:31 AM   #20
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I would consider using R-panel.
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Old 05-13-2020, 10:54 AM   #21
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Look up any commercial drywall supply house and they should be able to get you 4X8 or 4X9 sheets of 20 GA or 25 GA metal. We get them all the time here in Houston.

Action Gypsum or L&W Supply are both in San Antonio there and take cash sales.
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Old 05-13-2020, 11:18 AM   #22
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Look up any commercial drywall supply house and they should be able to get you 4X8 or 4X9 sheets of 20 GA or 25 GA metal. We get them all the time here in Houston.

Action Gypsum or L&W Supply are both in San Antonio there and take cash sales.

Thanks will look them up, do you know about how much the going price is per sheet?


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Old 05-15-2020, 09:51 AM   #23
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Should be around $90 per sheet.
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Old 05-15-2020, 10:48 AM   #24
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