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Old 02-22-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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1979 Sovereign Door Open in Rain

Hi all,
I just picked up my 1979 Sovereign last night. We drove home in the rain. The back hatch (not over the bumper, but in the rear trailer as access) popped open while we were driving and collected rain for no more than an hour.

We put a heater and fan on it through the whole night and it's dried out just fine. My question is: could water have collected down in the belly pan? Are there holes in the belly pan to allow any collected water out? I'm worried about not drying it all out and then having a huge problem down the road. It's a rear bathroom and there was a little water on the carpet, but that's dried out just fine as well.

Thanks for your help for our sweet trailer we call Maddy.


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Old 02-22-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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Welcome! I only have experience with one Airstream trailer. My trailer didn't have any belly pan drain holes when I bought it.

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Old 02-22-2013, 09:45 AM   #3
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Not to worry! The belly pans should have holes and not be sealed air/water tight. The area needs an air flow and ability to drain and not collect moisture. Now...tell us you have a double door Airstream...?
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:53 PM   #4
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Hmm. Double door? I'm not sure what you mean. I do appreciate your info on the belly pan. It would be so annoying to encourage mold growth after this beauty was stored indoors for her life and is in excellent condition!

It also has the blue paint strip peeling off just on the entry side. Any info on repairing this would be great

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