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Old 03-01-2016, 08:02 PM   #1
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83 Travelcraft Back End Rebuild

Hi Everyone,

We have a 83 Travelcraft Class C. There was a leak in the passenger side right with the previous owner thought a rag and some duct tape would fix. Surprise, surprise, that method does not fix leaks or stop water. It seems the siding and the roof came out of the corner molding and instead of taking out a few screws, re-sealing and reattaching the molding, they chose the other method.

I have ripped out the passenger side wall about 3' forward of the rear corner and some of the interior walls on the back wall and the ceiling.

I can see how things are constructed, rebuilding is not an issue, but I do have a question I hope you all can help me with.

I wanted to try to not have to remove the siding. I'd like to rebuild from the inside. The issue is that the siding is stapled into the first layer of plywood. Do I need to use adhesive to adhere to the first layer of plywood or do something else to secure it?


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Old 03-02-2016, 06:44 PM   #2
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I repaired mine from the inside I braced mine from the outside and glued the plywood in using low expanding spray foam. Plywood brace on the outside keeps the siding from the bowing outward.I then used the spray foam to glue hard foam in the wall excess can be removed with a saw.
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