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Re: water-tight trailers
Yes, do look for a single piece of aluminum for the roof. Several brands
now use single sheet roof. But, remember that you'll still need to maintain
seals around doors and windows, as well as where the roof is attached to the
sidewalls because leaks will develop there as the sealing materials dry from
summer's heat and crack from heat and stresses exerted as the trailer is
So, without routine inspection and maintenance you'll still get wet inside!
So Oregon (yep, it rains a lot here too)
From: Suzanne Mounts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Monday, January 24, 2000 1:52 PM
Subject: RC: water-tight trailers
>Thanks for all your helpful thoughts about stock-type trailers vs. those w/
>The new trailer is to be a gooseneck so I can sleep in the trailer. The
>rain has been coming down steadily for a day and a half and that brings
>another concern to mind.
>The roof of my old steel trailer leaks. This is not wonderful but not
>awful because I don't use the trailer for shelter. I got to thinking about
>what a drag it would be if the gooseneck/dressing room area of my new
>trailer leaked. Thoughts on what I should look for to get a water-tight
>sleeping/camping area of the trailer?
>When I was out trailer shopping, it wasn't raining, and I didn't pay much
>attention to roof issues. I do remember that one of the brands of aluminum
>trailers (I think Silverlite) advertised that their roof was a single
>piece. I assume eliminating seams in the roof makes it less likely that
>the trailer would leak? Is this a steel vs. aluminum issue? i.e., Do all
>aluminum trailers have roofs that are made without seams? do all steel
>trailers have seams? Do trailer roofs that have seams inevitably come to
>leak? Help, help.......
>Suzanne Mounts (in very soggy No Cal)
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