Post by shastamobile on Dec 5, 2012 18:41:56 GMT -5
Can anyone send me a link to a thread that might detail where to start such as..at the top...around the bottom...gut the inside, peel the outside..I have read lots of threads and have gotten tons of great information I was just wondering if there was one that put it all in the same place. The floor itself seems to be fine..the inside will all have to go...and I can see light between the walls and the floors.....hopefully you can view some of the pics...I have not gotten the hang of posting pics yet...Any information, comments, suggestion would be wonderful....
Post by universalexports on Dec 5, 2012 19:11:12 GMT -5
after looking at your pics, it looks like a lot of water damage, I would remove 1 side of skin at a time and replace all the rotted wood. put that piece back on to make sure it all still fit correctly, then do another piece. looks like a lot of water damage.
these are much easier to work on by removing the outside skin, I have tried it both ways, but your going to need a lot of new inside paneling as well, so what ever works for you.
Post by shastamobile on Dec 6, 2012 12:07:01 GMT -5
Thanks for the info...yep...tons of water damage...funny thing tho..last night it rained really hard, we went out to look inside and no water anywhere...I think the dirt, mold whatever has plugged the holes...lol...Hopefully we will get started on the Peeling...this weekend...thanks a bunch..
Post by schweetcruisers on Dec 6, 2012 12:29:35 GMT -5
Universal gave you good advice, but after seeing how rusty the frame is and much water damage you have I would recommend taking it completely apart so you can inspect the metal frame and repair it. I found cracks in my frame that couldn't be seen from underneath. There are a couple of blogs you should look at and they will guide you-
Your not seeing the water while its raining. The damage that happens to these is from water "wicking" in, through seams and such. Over extended periods of time. Behind all the panels is rot. A lot of rot.
What you have there is a Very Restorable project. It looks like it has a lot of good parts on it still. I'm not sure about the entry door, but it looks like that will work.
Mine started out damaged to hell just like that. The only piece of paneling in mine that was salvaged is now the front of the refrigerator!
Where are you guys located? Maybe a VSTF member could stop by and give you some advice/possible hand...
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If you can't open that, let me know
Last Edit: Dec 19, 2012 20:11:31 GMT -5 by flyingham
Fix it from the OUTSIDE. Removing the inside panels won't give you as much access. No reason to disturb a perfectly good wall panel when repairs can be done from the outside. (usually, there isn't frame damage behind a good panel except the top edge boards and bottom skirt boards)