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Old 03-21-2007, 08:03 PM   #1
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I have a 1994 Sierra I bought recently. I got a pretty good deal on it and it looked pretty solid when I inspected it. I anticipated that I'd have to put a little work into it. Anyway I've discovered that the floor and bottom wall plate in the right rear of the 5er are dry rotted. I'm pretty handy with woodworking and I'm not apprehensive about replacing the damaged wood. I've never removed aluminum siding from an RV before and need some advice. Is it true that I'll have to remove all the siding from the top down? Any help will greatly appreciated.

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Hello All,

I have a 1994 Sierra I bought recently. I got a pretty good deal on it and it looked pretty solid when I inspected it. I anticipated that I'd have to put a little work into it. Anyway I've discovered that the floor and bottom wall plate in the right rear of the 5er are dry rotted. I'm pretty handy with woodworking and I'm not apprehensive about replacing the damaged wood. I've never removed aluminum siding from an RV before and need some advice. Is it true that I'll have to remove all the siding from the top down? Any help will greatly appreciated.

Thank you all for your time,

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Old 03-21-2007, 11:04 PM   #3
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Bottom up, should not be too bad, I opened just the corners on my camper I had to work on, and it was not bad at all.
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Old 03-22-2007, 06:38 AM   #4
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I worked on mobil homes for several years, all horazontal siding is installed from the bottom up. If you pull the bottom panel loose from the bottom you can reach up with a flat bar and pull the stappels loose fram the first seam and pull the first panel off. The only problem is when you reinstall the bottom panel there is now way to fasten the seam so it will buldge and be loose. You could put trim screws in from the outside if you wanted. Maybe someone else has an idea on this.
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Old 03-23-2007, 06:50 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dave&Jeannie:
I worked on mobil homes for several years, all horazontal siding is installed from the bottom up. If you pull the bottom panel loose from the bottom you can reach up with a flat bar and pull the stappels loose fram the first seam and pull the first panel off. The only problem is when you reinstall the bottom panel there is now way to fasten the seam so it will buldge and be loose. You could put trim screws in from the outside if you wanted. Maybe someone else has an idea on this.
Dave </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wrong, RV siding is not like mobile homes siding, Rv siding comes in large panels with a pitsburg seam and is installed from the top down and removed from the bottom up.

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Old 03-24-2007, 08:03 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Wrong, RV siding is not like mobile homes siding, Rv siding comes in large panels with a pitsburg seam and is installed from the top down and removed from the bottom up. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


charlan, You are right, had a brain **** on that one,vinal starts from the BOTTOM . I got to thinking about that after i went to bed that night and remembered when i pulled the siding off the back of my 5er last year, started from the BOTTOM.
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