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Old 07-21-2012, 08:00 AM   #1
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my 96 dutchmen renovation

I bought a 1996 30ft dutchmen 300 classic, I sold my popup to buy this for a trade up. The interior is in what I consider pretty good shape, only a little interior water damage in the bedroom, the rest in unharmed as of now. I would like to take the aluminum siding off, and rubber roof, to replace some of the rotting boards underneath. And then reuse the siding , and have a new roof put on. After I get the exterior in a non leaking state I will tailed the interior with some updates. Got alot of plans just unsure where to start. I'm an electrician, and I have good carpentry skills. So most work will be done by me. What kind of cost am I looking at here? How should I go about doing, or having the rubber roof done?

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Old 07-21-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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I just got back from a camping trip, and all appliances worked great, and AC blew cold

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Old 07-21-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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Very nice looking unit. I would opt for someone else for the roof, but in any case, get quotes.
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Great looking rig ... from the photos it looks really roomy inside, even with no slides and very efficiently laid out. The kitchen/dining area is really big with some great storage.

I would say a great upgrade from a pop-up.

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Nice looking unit and in good shape, roof replacement is a big ticket item, shop around for a good price but get someone who won't cut corners on the job
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Nice looking unit and in good shape, roof replacement is a big ticket item, shop around for a good price but get someone who won't cut corners on the job
Hey nightriderrv ... you need to fix the URL in your signature, it has one too many r's in it
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:06 AM   #7
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Thanks got done I put my glasses on this time
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What a beauty for an old trailer. I love it. It looks so "new."
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Thanks, Yeah, other than some of the water damage, which isn't noticable except one corner from the interior, and needing a new roof, it was well taken care of. Once I get the roof, and some of the wood replaced ill begin updating the interior.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:55 PM   #10
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Replacing rubber roof,repairing water dammage.

You stated you will do the roof replacement yourself. Take a look on the internet at Mark Polk RV education 101. He did a ten part series on restoring a 1960 trailer. He installed a rubber roof. Any windows that are ten yrs need to be taken out,scraped of old Butyl tape or old black material and Butyl tape applied,reinstalled and caulked with lexell caulk. This is a do it your self job. Just an investment of time. Do an internet search for others that have done roof replacement repair. Check the vintage section /forums irv2. West marine Marine puts out some glue used for delamination. Very nice trailer should be worth the time and effort to restore.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:00 PM   #11
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After pricing the roof out, i think im just gonna have it done by the local dealer/shop, price wasnt too bad, compared to me trying to fight it myself. After i get the roof done, ill just replace some of the inside wood that is bad back in the bedroom. and update interior from there. New carpet in bedroom, and linoleum wood floors in the rest. Change out the glass inserts in the decoritive cabinet fronts, to either a newer type of glass, or wood panels. New counter tops (fake granit), re-upholster the couch and swivel chair, new bathroom sink and shower. And new face plates for outlets, ac vents. and maybe some wood molding added to dress some things up... Any other suggestions?
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