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Old 07-30-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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1990 Encounter by Georgie Boy

I paid 1K for this thing, even after giving it a good look-see!! Original motor has 38,000 on it, BUT, major water damage. Roof leaked, causing floor leaks etc etc. Dad was a builder, so I know the whole demo and rebuild process, but I have no clue as to what is connecting the walls together with the roof, roof is sagged, and floor, but how do the walls stand??? I see a lot of styro, but where are the roof joists?? LOL I am not the best web surfer but I get around, and have not dug up the info I need. Any help would be appreciated. Louisville KY. Tim (502) 608-8321 Thanks
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:04 AM   #2
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'87 Encounter

If your Encounter was like mine, then your rafters are 2x2's which rest on 2x2 studs. If you start right at the roof seam right above the drivers seat [where the outside sloped front roof meets the flat roof], you will find a rafter. Next one is 2' then 2'. They hold up 4x8 sheets of plywood [roof structure]. That seam above the drivers seat is where mine leaked. I repaired it twice in the 4 yrs I had mine, and never could get it right without doing extensive repair to the roof. Cheaper to get another MH. [did].
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