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Old 07-05-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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Restoration beggings

I have moved my 5th wheel to a place where I can repair it. Here I have started to remove the back wall. From what I can tell the putty dried out & water ran down the corners then sat at the bottom of the inside wall. As the under floor wrap went under the bottom of the stud wall than back up & under the back paneling it didn't allow water out causing it to rot.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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Bummer but atleast your willing to fix it and put her back on the road. Keep us updated!
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #3
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Always interesting to see what's under the skin on these rigs.
Be sure to take pics as you proceed. This will be an interesting repair.

What are you going to replace the skin with? Material from plant, siding?

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I have 55 feet of fibreglass. Restore it back factory look. Only thing better will be the glue & sealer than the cheap, make sure it only lasts 10 years stuff. I emailed Jayco with the serial number last fall & asked for the build drawings. they eamiled them to me. With them I built both the front & back frame walls in the garage. The bottom back one matches what is in there bang on.
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Nice,
Were do you get the fiberglass panels?
That's going to be a nice piece of work that can teach a lot of us some new processes.

Thanks for sharing, keep us posted.

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Old 07-07-2013, 09:26 PM   #6
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The fibreglass comes in rolls 110 inch tall X what ever length you want. You can get it from numerous RV wholesale places online in Indiana. I was lucky enough to find it through a buddy's contact up here. It was surplus to them that's why I got the 55 feet for $200. Most places want from $22 to $55 a foot. Yes a foot. This plus the labour usually makes this kind of repair at a stealership cost prohibitive. They would scrap the trailer.
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I have same problem. Do you have any tips on anchoring wall to floor to joist to frame ?
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:52 PM   #8
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That depends on which wall. the rear wall sits beside the floor & goes past the floor. So it screws on through the studs in the wall. The side walls sit on the floor as the 2 x 2 frame is underneath it. I took out any rotten wood frame. I'll take a pic since I now have a shop that my trailer fits in. No more tarp restoration. I just walk out from the the house & its there inside.
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Our rebuild is a little different. The end wall sits on top of floor and attaches to the side walls. The side walls sit on top of floor as well. The outer floor joist had carriage bolts under the floor that attached to the frame brackets. I now have to attach the brackets/frame from the bottom up. I have replaced the back floor and end wall (bathroom area). The walls are made of 1-1/2"x1-1/8". The floor joist are made of 1-1/2"x2-1/2". 5th wheel Qwest 2000
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Sorry I was going to post some pictures. I did take them I just need to post them. The plywood floor is bolted to the frames braces as well on my Designer.
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