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Old 07-06-2012, 07:54 AM   #1
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Fixing up 1969 Troutwood 16 ft camper

i just bought a 1969 Troutwood camper a month ago we have had it out 3 times...this last trip the exterior side back seam split open, the top back bunk ripped off the wall, and the table/bed in front collapsed after dropping it into a bed...there is no water leaks, but i believe there were before and they were repaired...is this normal? easily repaired? i know how to hang dry wall and install flooring in a house, but am not sure how to approach the repair of something that is mobile and is subject to bumps on the road...any help would be greatly appreciated

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Old 07-06-2012, 12:36 PM   #2
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Howdy and welcome. Um, I'm just speculating, but I would say NO, that is not normal!! Check out the "Vintage Owners" section of the forum; lots of guys there are rebuilding/remodeling/repairing older RVs. Good luck.

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Old 07-06-2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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Howdy and welcome aboard. Glad you joined us. I don't believe what you describe is normal. I for sure would visit the Vintage forum as mentioned and post some questions. I'm sure you'll get some help. Good luck and hope turns out good.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:24 PM   #4
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Hello, welcome to IRV2. Doesn't sound right to me. You will definately get more expert answers on the Vintage owners forum further on down the page. They have reconstructed top to bottom and will have some answers for you. Good luck.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:17 AM   #5
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By "normal", I meant, is this to be expected for a vintage camper of this age...I know that screws come out and need to be replaced, especially since hardware has changed so much since the 70s...I was having trouble figuring out how to post on this website, and was happy just to accomplish that, but certainly the vintage people would be better suited for my questions...I did a google search for vintage campers and this is how I found your website. Thank you. BTW, I am not too disheartened by my vintage camper experience, as I only paid $600 for it and despite the problems so far, IT IS SO MUCH BETTER than going camping in a tent.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:22 PM   #6
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Hi and welcome to IRV2! I can't help on your problem but we're sure glad you decided to join us! Good luck on the project and God bless!

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