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Old 10-12-2016, 03:43 PM   #1
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Front of trailer

Well more problems with the new to me 2004 Fleetwood terry. We purchased a few months ago knowing it needed work. I repaired the roof and it is fine now. DW noticed the front bedroom wall was soft and smelled funny. I , not wanting to miss anything removed trim and front siding. Found rotted wood down center of front. Removed all insulation,One bay was never insulated. removed rotted framework and paneling. Replaced with new and now have to insulate and replace siding. Here are a few pictures to show what I found
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:14 AM   #2
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Nice work.

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Old 10-14-2016, 01:48 AM   #3
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yes nice work
Any 10 yr old or older TT WILL have rot/water leaks somewhere. You just have to find it when buying (this is knowing that I bought a 1978 TT but I knew where the leaks were and what the damage was. I looked at 9 others and all had big issues with leaks)
Your work is fantastic. It'll be nice to have it fixed and back on the road.

Somehow I don't think TTs were designed to last more than 15 years!!!!
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Old 10-14-2016, 05:43 AM   #4
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Got insulation in and siding back on. today clean all trim and reinstall trim with new putty tape. Then finish the inside. Then try to clean all the black streaks from the aluminum. Install the new awning. Maybe I will be ready for spring. I will post pictures when done.
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Old 10-14-2016, 05:52 AM   #5
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Fun, Fun, Fun! My dad told me that when you have an rv there is always something fix.
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:35 AM   #6
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Wow, very nice repair work. You have more patience than I have...
Hope it gives you many more years of enjoyment.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:12 PM   #7
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Any tips on reinstalling the front trim??? I can't seem to get it right
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:18 AM   #8
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Its not an easy task especially if it got bent coming off. I just held mine in place and reshaped it. then I started at the curve at the top and went up with the screws just keeping it as close as I could. then screws start toward the bottom keeping it aligned so the side is of the trim is even with the siding on the side. I had to use a rubber mallet a couple of times to keep it close and aligned. Good luck
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Old 10-19-2016, 06:42 AM   #9
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Nice job

Not my favorite kind of work - especially after repairing an elderly 5er, a TT and a truck camper. It takes patience and perseverance to make it look like it did when it first rolled down the highway. I used a lot better wood then the usual mill run soft pine and Styrofoam insulation instead of glass wool on my repairs

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