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Old 09-17-2018, 11:38 AM   #15
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Mary and bob, thanks for the photo. That method of application looks like it went on very nicely! Did you prep the surface by sanding, then use acetone, then apply the grizzly grip with a roller? Or did you skip the acetone step? I'd like to skip it if it isn't necessary...
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:11 PM   #16
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I probably sanded the surface a little. I have some automotive paint thinner or reducer on hand so I wiped it down with that. I used a 4" roller and cheap disposable paint brush. I did two coats. The Grizzly Grip has some grit in it that gives a rough finish. It's been on a few years and has held up good.
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:09 PM   #17
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Roof Failure

The primary reason for roof failure is flexing of the frame which, when transmitted to the roof, damages it. Trailer frames are adequate at best for highway travel, but inadequate to withstand the stresses of boondocking. Then, over time they rust out from the inside out which causes more flexing and more roof damage. Any roof sealing you do now is merely temporary unless the core problem of frame flexing is addressed first. Caveat Emptor
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It is NOT a battery box, there is no battery in it !! It is not sold as or intended to be a battery box.


Thanks, but even without venting it might work for a SLA or LiON battery?
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The primary reason for roof failure is flexing of the frame which, when transmitted to the roof, damages it. Trailer frames are adequate at best for highway travel, but inadequate to withstand the stresses of boondocking. Then, over time they rust out from the inside out which causes more flexing and more roof damage. Any roof sealing you do now is merely temporary unless the core problem of frame flexing is addressed first. Caveat Emptor


On my long term list of upgrades is replacing the current frame and axel and lifting the LiteHouse to ride on tires larger than the current 8 inchers.
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Thanks, but even without venting it might work for a SLA or LiON battery?
At it's price of $165 or so there is no way I would make holes in it for wires to a battery. I did not even drill holes in the bottom to bolt it down. Found an alternate way of securing it by threaded rod and electrical conduit using the existing holes in the handles. Note that NRS makes a similar but smaller box.
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