Post by NewShastaFamily3 on Jun 10, 2011 1:19:39 GMT -5
We are restoring our '68 Lofylte.
We are removing the paneling and support boards from the walls and replacing them this weekend. We have already removed most everything that was rotted. But we can't get to some of the wall because it is blocked by the massive wheel wells.
We want to know if there is a way to peel up the skin from the outside to get at it? If so, how do you do that without ruining it?
(The area we are talking about is the wall on the right side of this picture.)
Post by Atomic Addiction on Jun 10, 2011 5:19:43 GMT -5
I don't have a trailer that new but on a second generation Shasta like mine it is pretty easy. I should say simple not easy. Really it is a matter of removing all of the exterior fasteners and trim on the lower portion. On a 2nd gen you have to remove the drip rails and front and rear panels so you can get to the lower panel nails. On these models it is actually easier to just remove the lower sections at the pittsburgh seam so they arent damaged. I am not sure where the seam is on the Loflyte if the seam is high enough and you can keep enough fasteners in while still being able to lift enough of the skin. The aluminum will flex enough to get under/behind to get to the area you need to get to. Don,t go crazy with it.
You don't want to crease the material.
So really it is a process that by the looks of the picture your trailer will benefit from.
Post by Atomic Addiction on Jun 11, 2011 1:55:22 GMT -5
The pittsburgh seam is the joint where the top half of the skin is folded over on itself to create a "pocket" for the lower skin panel to slide into. The lower skin can be removed easily at that joint.