Hey Fivepak, the roof is rebuilt and I am hoping to get it lifted back on to the trailer within the next week or so, this will allow me to tie it back into the the trailer, apply the new roofing membrane and seal it all back up again. I did not even bother with a quote to have the bunk replaced, I now know that doing this myself will be easy enough and cheap enough. Here's how I'll handle it;
- Remove the current bunk from the trailer
- Strip the attachments, pole support holders, hinges, buttons for the canvas to connect and such
- Strip the outer tough shell, this should be easy enough if the bunk was subjected to moisture but if not, it may be a little tougher. With the appropriate patience and time taken, you'll get it off.
- Once stripped to the wood, measure the thickness and the remaining dimensions, go to your local lumber supplier and get a piece cut to your needs and reverse the process.
Keep in mind that, so I've discovered, applying the tough shell and any other type of material directly to the plywood with any adhesive will fail if you don't use some type of surface primer on the plywood first. I used Zinnser Bulls Eye 123, it provides a proper seal that allows the adhesive to stick.