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Old 01-28-2016, 12:07 AM   #1
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Belly Band Lifting

Hope I'm not too negative in asking if others are noticing the belly band lifting at the curved edges of the trailer. Ours is lifting on the bottom edge over 1/2" in the front and 1/4" at the rear.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:08 AM   #2
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Wow, I've never heard about this one before. Do you have a picture to share?
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Oh, for crying out loud. First, I had to go out to look at the weights on my rims and now this. (Okay, just kidding here, so lighten up.) Yes, I do have about a 1/4" gap on the bottom edge of the belly band on the four corners. But I don't know if this is because of the design (the trailer curves inward that this point) and the belly band can't "bend" or if there is something going wrong. Just by looking at it, it appears to me that it is just the way it is, i.e., the belly band cannot "track" the narrower dimension of the lower part of the trailer at the corners due to the convex design of it. (Edited: The convex design of the trailer, that is.)

I'm sticking with that and not going to stew about this either. (Unless, of course, someone comes up with something different.)
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:41 AM   #4
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Wow, I've never heard about this one before. Do you have a picture to share?
Ditto. I'm having a hard time visualizing what the situation is.

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Okay, once more outside for pics...

Edited: Should have posted the last pic first--that is the view from above the belly band showing the tight fit.
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Okay, once more outside for pics...
Wow, what dedication, it's torrential rain here. I wouldn't even send my dog outside now.

I'll have to look at mine tomorrow. Don't think I've ever looked at the underside. I know the top edges are tight against the f.g.

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I suppose one could caulk the gap, but that might trap water and cause greater problems.
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I truly do not believe it's a problem as the top is tight. I'm betting that it's always been this way and has not lifted away. I'm still sticking with this.
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I suppose one could caulk the gap, but that might trap water and cause greater problems.
Great now tomorrow I will have to check . I haven't noticed anything before . What a day . Pat
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Great now tomorrow I will have to check . I haven't noticed anything before . What a day . Pat
Relax. I suspect it is as Karen suggested, the normal application of the belly band and is not an issue unless you lay on the ground, looking up.
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