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    Under side of 5th wheel nose

    The underside of my 2011 Big Horn seams to be falling a little does anyone have any type of fix for this.

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    Re: Under side of 5th wheel nose

    Mine did it around the hitch pin area. I had lost a couple of screws in that location. Replaced and problem solved.
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    Re: Under side of 5th wheel nose

    Mine is pretty much all the underside

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    Re: Under side of 5th wheel nose

    Yes, there is a fix. Get some stainless decorative screws and screw into the support structure above. There are supports spaced about every 16 inches ( that is a educated guess ). To see where they are, open the front hatch and see if you can squirm around and locate the supports. I did this on my former trailer. The supports run parallel with the length of the trailer.

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    Re: Under side of 5th wheel nose

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary521 View Post
    Yes, there is a fix. Get some stainless decorative screws and screw into the support structure above. There are supports spaced about every 16 inches ( that is a educated guess ). To see where they are, open the front hatch and see if you can squirm around and locate the supports. I did this on my former trailer. The supports run parallel with the length of the trailer.
    They make some cupped washers with rubber to seal on inside to go with the screws
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    Re: Under side of 5th wheel nose

    Mine is doing the same thing after 5 years, it is beginning to sag as well. I thought about the screw idea, but its tough to find those studs for sure in there.
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    Re: Under side of 5th wheel nose

    The material is just a type of fiberboard, IIRC, and if it has gotten wet from the inside, it can be deteriorating and no amount of supporting will last. The panel will need to be replaced if that is the case.
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    Re: Under side of 5th wheel nose

    Thank y'all for the input will work on mine this weekend.

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