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Old 03-14-2016, 11:25 AM   #1
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New to me 806 paint the bare wood? advice

We are the 2nd owners of a 2006 806. It has a furnace, 3 way fridge, and hyd brakes. That sums up the options. I noticed when pulling out the beds the wood is bare and untreated. I'm thinking of painting them for added protection. Any reason not to? Also the other bare wood such as under the cushions. So far nothing is broke. All snaps are there, all latches work. Is there a weak point in this trailer I may want to reinforce? Any parts that I should buy ahead of time because they break? Any advice? We were told the furnace shuts off after it gets to temp and will need to be restarted. Is this normal?

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Old 03-14-2016, 02:13 PM   #2
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Bare wood will be fine as long as it stays dry. You need moisture to allow rot or mold growth.


Also, paint has some thickness. Will the parts continue to move past one-another after they are painted?
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Bare wood will be fine as long as it stays dry. You need moisture to allow rot or mold growth.


Also, paint has some thickness. Will the parts continue to move past one-another after they are painted?
Valid concerns. The wood for the beds should be ok for additional thickness. I won't paint the edges. The one thing I see was when I pushed the beds in there was a flexibale plastic trim under the bed (On both sides) that dragged the bottom as you drew the beds out and in. You could see a very fine sawdust from the that. No concerned but something of note.

I was hoping maybe someone did it already and had advice. Especially the beds. Something spills instead or splashes outside, at least you would have some protection. Same for the wood under the cushions for the seats.
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Several years ago, a neighbor and I demolished an old pop-up trailer (the roof had failed) to make a chicken coop.


All of the plywood under the mattresses was still serviceable and has found it's way into several projects.


I owned a 1982 vintage trailer from 2009-15. All of the wood inside was fine when I sold it.


Again, as long as wood stays dry. It will last for many years.


Occasional spills that are cleaned up immediately are counted under staying dry.
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Several years ago, a neighbor and I demolished an old pop-up trailer (the roof had failed) to make a chicken coop.


All of the plywood under the mattresses was still serviceable and has found it's way into several projects.


I owned a 1982 vintage trailer from 2009-15. All of the wood inside was fine when I sold it.


Again, as long as wood stays dry. It will last for many years.


Occasional spills that are cleaned up immediately are counted under staying dry.
Good to know. Thank you.
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I just got rid of a 1995 Coleman Cedar popup. The bunk bottoms were bare, and after 20 years were in perfectly serviceable condition without paint. The plywood was factory treated, and since it is not directly exposed to weather (it's underneath itself or stored) it shouldn't need any help. I did some homework on this a while back, and found out that manufacturers and reputable service dealers recommend NOT painting.
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