I've been in contact with a couple of other Cruisette owners and "comparing notes". The owner of 8059 wondered if a 4-foot gap in the belly-pan of his trailer is supposed to be there, or if that area above the axle should be enclosed. I didn't have an answer, but was intrigued by the question since I often wondered if the 4-foot gap in MY Cruisette was "correct" or just a hack-job done by a previous owner.
UPDATE: I've since had the opportunity to contact the owner of Cruisette 8001 who was able to confirm that it also has this gap in the belly skin. That brings to 4, the number of Cruisettes--8001, Jason's 8008, 8050 and 8059--that are configured like this. Its very likely then that this is the "as manufactured" state.
Another first for the little red barn
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