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Old 09-01-2019, 03:28 PM   #1
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A small leak

We bought this used 264bh about 6 months ago and being new to Rving we didnít realize it had a leak until a few months later. It was dry season and the smell wasnít too bad. One day while out I noticed my closet smelled so I started pushing around on the paneling and found a soft spot. I ripped out some of it by hand to let it dry. I had recently sealed up the roof and figured the leak was gone and this would help it dry out a bit. After drying out I temporarily covered the hole in the closet with plastic and duct tape to keep out some smell. After camping this weekend I climbed under the bed and felt around in the wall panels if and found it was definitely leaking again. After returning home I started demolition. Now Iím at a point where Iím deciding if I should tackle this repair or maybe take it to an rv repair place. It looks like a good portion of the frame is rotten through. Also noticing that this framing is some thick plywood cutout. Any advice would be appreciated. Click image for larger version

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I did about 1/3 of the floor and the entire roof/ceiling on my 19h and it was work. The roof was way harder than the floor. At least with floor & walls you can turn on the a/c and do it and be somewhat comfortable.
If you decide to do it yourself you will save a lot of money but remember to take a lot of pictures, notes and drawings with measurements. There is something rewarding about it as well!!
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Repairs like that are time consuming and labor at RV places are high. If you can tackle the job yourself in a professional way it are your own earned hours. If you have the tools or need to buy some is still cheaper than many hours at the RV shop. This forum and maybe a friend can help you with your project. Scott91370 has some good points there and has a lot of pictures of his project.
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I was offered a place to work on it at a friends house. Iím very handy and have all the tools but Iím wondering if anyone has any tips on how to mimic what Jayco has done here. The top and bottom bends look to be a custom cut plywood about 2 inches thick. The only thing I have in mind would be to sister a few pieces on plywood together with a ton of screws and wood glue. It would be great if templates were available through Jayco. Any other ideas?
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I was offered a place to work on it at a friends house. Iím very handy and have all the tools but Iím wondering if anyone has any tips on how to mimic what Jayco has done here. The top and bottom bends look to be a custom cut plywood about 2 inches thick. The only thing I have in mind would be to sister a few pieces on plywood together with a ton of screws and wood glue. It would be great if templates were available through Jayco. Any other ideas?
You could give a phone call to Jayco Customer Service, and see how willing they would be to share their blueprints. Have ALL the info on your TT handy, Year, model, VIN number, and date of manufacture.

It's good that you're handy, that in itself will save you a TON of money. If you end up without assistance from Jayco Tech, You'll have to be creative. Pictures of everything you want to fix, disassemble carefully, and measure everything.

I also find, a different set of eyes, and point of view may help with the tougher areas. And be sure to find the source of the leak first.
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