Spray-in bed liner - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-09-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
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Spray-in bed liner

Since my EggCamper has a wooden floor coated with fiberglass resin, I've been thinking about a light coating of spray-on bedliner on the underside. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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Escape offers an option of LineX bed liner on the front of the trailer to protect from dings. They also put it on their front storage box. I have it on mine & it has held up well. Because of the texture, it is a bit more difficult to clean than fiberglass.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:08 PM   #3
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With anything you spray on as an undercoating, you want to be sure it bonds and seals good so as to not have the opposite effect of letting moisture get between it and the floor, which could be much worse than doing nothing at all. A friend who has been in the auto body repair business for many years has told me that the aftermarket undercoating that was so popular for a time actually could create problems if not applied properly. How good a job do you think can be done to the underside of a trailer that has already been towed hundreds of miles and most likely has dirt in cracks & crevices. Maybe the best thing is to take it to a car wash and wash the underneath after a long trip.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:23 PM   #4
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Escape offers an option of LineX bed liner on the front of the trailer to protect from dings. They also put it on their front storage box. I have it on mine & it has held up well. Because of the texture, it is a bit more difficult to clean than fiberglass.


You saved me a asking a question with with your comment about the LineX on the front of your trailer.

I just bought an older 13" Scamp and from the belly band down the front looks like it's been sand blasted.

As soon as the axles done it's off the the LineX shop.

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Old 03-10-2013, 01:01 AM   #5
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You can buy this stuff yourself on Amazon. U-Pol makes a kit. $114 does a pickup bed. One quart would probably be enough for the front if your camper. It come in a clear that can be mixed with automotive paint or perhaps other tints.

It is very easy to apply. Just tough up the surface for better adhesion and wipe down with solvent. Spray on and wear a mask. Don't breath the vapors.

I sanded and washed my camper. Decided to sand and wash once more, sprayed it three or four costs in less than a day. It should not take more than a few hours to do the front of a camper with a cost of perhaps $30 with the gun.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:35 AM   #6
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DIY wanted? Check out Grizzly Grip. Cool colors too!
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:58 AM   #7
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Why? Isn't the underside of your floor also sealed with resin?
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Thanks Donna and Bruce.
Might save me some money.
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I've had Rhino liner on the uncovered bed of my truck for almost 10 years without as much as a single crack or any signs of peeling.
IMHO: I think it's the best, but it has to be installed by a Rhino liner shop.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:14 PM   #10
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I'm a big fan of monstaliner Monstaliner do-it-yourself roll-on truck bed liner outperforms Herculiner Bed Liner, Duplicolor and Rustoleum Road Warrior = inexpensive, supertough, many colors and a much nicer texture I think.
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It's been several years since I talked to Jim Palmer, but IIRC his rationale for not coating the underside with resin was that he thought water could (would?) be trapped between the resin layers and rot the wood, whereas the uncoated underside would let the wood dry quickly and stay good. The topside was coated to help keep interior water leaks from soaking in and wrecking the floor.

My cargo trailer has bare plywood floor, and I've towed it over 100,000 miles in, oh, 6 or 7 years. Plenty of rainy days and wet pavement. The plywood seems as strong as ever.

I used to think that a full FG underside was the smart way to go. Now I'm not so sure... if there's a leak, where can the water go?
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:52 PM   #12
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I contacter Jim Palmer and he didn't think it was a good idea. At EggCamper he's the man so I won't do it.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #13
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bob---i cannot speak to the idea of coating the underside of your unit---however, i CAN speak to the durability and ease of use of grizzly grip!

last spring i painted on the grizzly grip bedliner on the front of our outback as a gravel shield. it was very simple to do and with the supplied roller, went on like a dream. i gave it two coats and it has seen over 4,000 kms and looks terrific.
we had had a small stone chip leave us a hole about the size of a pea. originally i had thought i'd have to invest in fiberglass repair products and learn how to fix it. instead, on donna' recommendation, i called the boss at grizzly grip, ordered his product and painted 'er up. no repair needed--this stuff has filled in the hole and protected the area all at the same time. i went looking for the hole to show someone how well it worked and i couldn't find it easily!!!!

i give it
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Theresa, I going to use the Grizzly Grip as a gravel guard.
I'm going to cover about 30 sq. ft.
How much did you use?
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