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Old 10-22-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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Hi my wife and i are new travel trailer owners.We bought a 2005 jayco trailer.
We would like to know if you you tarp them in the winter?This trailer is now on a lot it has some water damage which we knew when we purchased it is there any info out there that shows you how to take apart and fix water damged areas?

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Old 11-10-2014, 12:18 PM   #2
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Covering a water-damaged rig will only make matters worse, because "out of sight, out of mind."

1. Fix the water damage. Don't worry, all trailers are garbage. Just use common sense, get your skill saw out, and cut out the rot. Then rebuild it. There is no instructions, because every trailer is different and equally crappy when it comes to water resilience. Use your best judgement on how to make the repair... I redid my floor with custom made floor joists that I laminated out of milled PT lumber. If you need to re do the roof, you've got a bigger job ahead, but again it's doable. The rubber membrane material will be your biggest expense.

2. Don't use a blue tarp, get a nice breathable fabric cover that will keep the rain and snow out, but let moisture (your enemy) escape.
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