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Old 04-05-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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Replace Belly Pan Question

Hi Folks!

I have a 64 Tradewinds and the pan has to be replaced. In lieu of aluminum, I opt to1/2" treated ply. It really looks good, but is there something I may have missed? Should I have not done this?

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Old 04-05-2012, 12:15 PM   #2
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You replaced the floor or the actual belly pan with treated ply? Either way this does not sound like a good idea to me.

Having the floor done as such is a bad idea as it will trap the toxic vapors in your living space.

Having done the bellypan as such does not make sense from the standpoint of weight and sustainability.

Can we see some pictures of what you ahve done?

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Old 04-05-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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Bad idea. . If its the floor toxic fumes. If it's the bellypan moisture from the road is going to degradeit. Treated wood is resistant to termites and such. I don't think it would stand up to the abuse from traveling and moisture from the road. Also the weight is , 1/2 inch plywood is a lot heavier than the 35 to 40 gauge aluminum sheetting

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Old 04-05-2012, 01:50 PM   #4
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would not be my first choice but if you have already done it I think it will be okay. probably adds a little weight. just a little corrosive to fastners might take longer to dry out when it does get wet. lots of popups have plywood floors and no belly pan. If you have not done it yet I would reccomend going with aluminum.
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Treated plywood and aluminum is a no no. Sal.
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