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Old 02-18-2014, 10:54 AM   #1
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I am looking to buy a 91 prowler. It has a roof link in the front right corner above the bed. My question is how hard is it to pull the panel off and replace it. also does the panel mount to a fur strip of wood or is it metal. also can anyone point me to some videoes that will walk me through it


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Old 02-18-2014, 03:41 PM   #2
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Roof leak maybe? It's probably wood framing.
The issue with just replacing a panel is that the panels are probably on top of the wall studs. So you will have to cut it out. Then add studs to secure to. Then trim it off to make it look good.
And what about the rot you'll probably find in the stud work? Or the roof decking? Wall?

It's not as clear cut as you might think.

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Old 02-19-2014, 08:30 PM   #3
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We have a Prowler 5th wheel about the same size and same age. Having this made my #1 point on a new TT that it be a Alum frame and as little wood as possible. When we pulled off the inside paneling, we found that the water had gotton into the batten insulation and soaked and rotted the 1X2 and 2X2 frame. The structure of the sides were worthless. It was easy to replace, because it was so rotten that you didn't have to cut thru the nails, they just pulled out of the wood. I found out the hard way that the roof is just 1/4" luan ply with a thin membrane on it. Honestly, the only thing keeping the whole front from falling it was the side walls. I rebuilt the whole front back to the bathroom. I'm about 300 lbs heavier because I used 2X4s instead of 2X2 and 1X2s and I used 3/4 water proof ply. I replaced the thin glass insulation with ridge 1.5" foam then used spray foam to seal all the seems and joints.

This is the 3rd wood frame RV I have had and the 3rd that I will scrap. I will never buy another wood frame RV and I would suggest you think about it before throwing away your money.

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Look at the example of cgswss. That spot may be the tip of the iceberg. If you are not sure of what you got in there then maybe walking away would be best.
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