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Old 01-30-2004, 02:43 PM   #1
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I have a couple of questions I would like to get comments on.
I'm trying to get the trailer ready for a trip, like traveling the Can-Am hiway to Alaska. We've got a complete axle and shocks ready to install, and we've rebuilt the interior completely, Now to the outside.

1.) The gas line on our Argosy is partially routed on the outside of the belly pan. {I guess this is to keep accumulated gas down in the belly pan in case of a leak} I don't like the idea of an exposed gas line. What I propose is covering the line with a sheet metal cover where ever it is currently exposed.
I this a good idea? It will be outside of the belly pan but covered to protect it. Thoughts?

2.) I have a rock guard ordered {Sunglasses} for the front window. I would like to add some protection for the body up front. Being that this is an Argosy. I thought that a coating of "LINEX liner" up the front would be in order. It could be sprayed on in a complimentery color. Any Thoughts on this?

Is there anything else that I might not have thought of for such a trip?

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Old 01-30-2004, 03:01 PM   #2
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Funny you bring this up as my sisters '77 tradewind (Formerly mine) has Line-X on the front of the trailer(came with it when we bought it), and we put foam pipe insulation on the exposed lines for exactly that-rock protection on gravel roads.

It worked great, however I would probably prefer a traditional lower rock guard over the Line X due to its permanency.

The routing of the gas lines on the outside is to prevent gas from building up in the belly pan should a leak occur. Being outside, the gas should be able to escape (relatively) harmlessly into the atmosphere. If it built up in the pan, it would migrate its way upward and with the first spark. . . instant northern lights!

Be sure to leave the ends of the pipe insulation a few inches away from where it enters the belly for the above mentioned reasons.


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Old 01-31-2004, 06:12 PM   #3
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I recently saw a Holiday Rambler with Linex painted on the trim work all around the lower skirting. Looked pretty cool and supposedly was terrific protection.
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Old 01-31-2004, 06:16 PM   #4
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Have you thought about buying plastic wire looms used for wiring? I've run it over airbrake hose to protect it from rubbing next to frame rails. This would take up some of the impact of sharp stones, you could buy it in a number of colors to your liking and could remove it at any time to check for leaks.

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