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Old 02-24-2018, 03:59 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever had to remove the front of thier camper to fix a leak? Mine came apart at the edge on the front and water got in and rotred out the wood. I get a musty smell in the bedroom and I assime it's from the wet,dry,wet, dry wood and stuff. I plan on tearing into it this week and replacing the wood and luan inside.....am I crazy?

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Old 02-24-2018, 04:05 PM   #2
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Has anyone ever had to remove the front of thier camper to fix a leak? Mine came apart at the edge on the front and water got in and rotred out the wood. I get a musty smell in the bedroom and I assime it's from the wet,dry,wet, dry wood and stuff. I plan on tearing into it this week and replacing the wood and luan inside.....am I crazy?

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Your not crazy. Take lots of pictures as you go.

I help lift the back end of an old Nomad camper and replaced the floor deck, due to rot.
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Are you crazy, No but your in for some work. Take your time, take lots of pictures so you know how thing go back together and good luck with your adventure.
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:23 PM   #4
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Has anyone ever had to remove the front of thier camper to fix a leak? Mine came apart at the edge on the front and water got in and rotred out the wood. I get a musty smell in the bedroom and I assime it's from the wet,dry,wet, dry wood and stuff. I plan on tearing into it this week and replacing the wood and luan inside.....am I crazy?

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Sounds like fun then. I'll take lots of pics. The bad thing is I'm living it in while I do this! All bets are off if it rains next week!

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One thing you might consider is running a fan for a few days to dry out the wood and decrease the "smell." Then wait until a dry period to fix it. In the interim, use some latex caulking to cover the leak; it is easier to get off then other caulking. In addition, you can also cover with a tarp and duct tape to help with any leaks. Doing repairs in the rain can sometimes be counter productive.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:29 PM   #6
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One thing you might consider is running a fan for a few days to dry out the wood and decrease the "smell." Then wait until a dry period to fix it. In the interim, use some latex caulking to cover the leak; it is easier to get off then other caulking. In addition, you can also cover with a tarp and duct tape to help with any leaks. Doing repairs in the rain can sometimes be counter productive.
Agreed. I used some flex seal tape to cover it for now. I definitely will be waiting until there is a dry spell before cracking her open!

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Houston we have a major problem....not good. Slide was in all weekend, the ceiling is and has been soaked......looks like I'll be waiting to fix the front until I get the roof squared away...

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Old 03-27-2018, 08:11 PM   #8
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Has anyone ever had to remove the front of thier camper to fix a leak? Mine came apart at the edge on the front and water got in and rotred out the wood. I get a musty smell in the bedroom and I assime it's from the wet,dry,wet, dry wood and stuff. I plan on tearing into it this week and replacing the wood and luan inside.....am I crazy?

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Started tearing her open today from the inside out. Lots of rotted wood but not too bad. More of a pain in the butt to fix than hard.

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If you have the skills then take it apart and fix it. Edit... Now I see you already started! Here is one I did that has a small leak up front. Leak fix

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Old 03-27-2018, 08:28 PM   #10
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If you have the skills then take it apart and fix it. Edit... Now I see you already started! Here is one I did that has a small leak up front. Leak fix
Nice write up man! I wish in had a shop like that to work in. I have to live in mine while I fix it. Still not sure how I'm gonna fix a few floor issues but I'll get it. Thanks for posting!

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