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Old 06-20-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Ran across a great deal!

So a while back, I joined this site asking a few questions about TTs and what decent lite weight ones were out there, etc. I had alot of other things going on at the time, so I really didnt put alot of effort into my search, and I still had to sell our old popup anyway. Well, about a month ago, I sold the popup and ended up buying an ATV to use for hunting, etc. To make a long story short, someone made a heck of an offer on buying my ATV over the weekend, so I took the deal and it just so happened that I had been eyeballing a camper, so we went and took a look at it. As it turns out, the people that had it bought it last year off of Craigslist for a price right around what it was booking for, then discovered that they had gotten screwed over by the guy. The trailer had some leaks in the roof and the floor boards under the front bed were shot, along with the walls inside the two closets on either side of the bed. There is also a bit of water damage in the rear corners, but not nearly what had happened to the front. They knew nothing about RVs, and Im pretty sure the previous owner saw them coming from a mile away. I looked the camper over and explained to the owner that I wasnt interested in dickering on the price, I knew roughly what they had into it and told her I would give her the price of what it would be worth to me and she could take it or leave it. I gave her my price and she took it after talking it over with her husband. I felt bad for them because they had lost a pretty hefty amount on it, but hopefully they will have learned to research things and ask for help before they jump headlong into the unknown. In any case, I got a good deal out of it. I towed it home Saturday afternoon, and the Durango handled it great. Yesterday, I began going over everything thoroughly and figured out what needs to be done. Here is my plan of attack....

First, I am going to get a couple of kits of Eternabond and remove the old sealer from the seams in the roof and reseal with the Eternabond. I am also going to reseal around all roof accessories and around the seams of the front ABS panel with Eternabond and then coat with their UV guard. That should fix the leak issue once and for all. Next, I will tear the front bed and carpet out, along with the cabinets that make up the closets. The floor will get sectioned and replaced where needed, and the walls will get the same. I am going to install new flooring and put all cabinets and the bed back into place. We will then use the camper for the summer and next spring, before the season starts, I will finish the repairs by fixing the small areas in the back corners. All said and done, I am thinking the repairs should cost under $1000.

I will make a thread for the project when I get started in the next week or so. Here are some pics of the camper...









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Old 06-20-2011, 02:14 PM   #2
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Looks like you got a good deal. TT looks clean.

Make sure you pull the roof back where the water leak was to fix any damaged wood there. I had one that had a small leak in the roof, and after peeling back the roof material I fould several roof supports that no longer existed! Repaired it all, put new plywood on that section, re-glued that section of roof and used eternabond to seal the seams. You could tell the roof had been repaired but it no longer leaked and was solid!
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:31 PM   #3
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Looks like you got a good deal. TT looks clean.

Make sure you pull the roof back where the water leak was to fix any damaged wood there. I had one that had a small leak in the roof, and after peeling back the roof material I fould several roof supports that no longer existed! Repaired it all, put new plywood on that section, re-glued that section of roof and used eternabond to seal the seams. You could tell the roof had been repaired but it no longer leaked and was solid!
Will do, thanks for the tip!
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