Originally Posted by jayman729
My new/old 88 Winnebago Elandan had a leak in the driver side rear corner, which is substanial enough to have caused severe damage to the corner cabinet, back wall and carpeting. I've removed all of the furniture, fixtures and carpet from the unit and am starting the rehab process. The vinyl covered paneling appears to be adhered to the foam insulation board which makes up the structure of the rear wall. Any insights into how to remove/ repair/replace the paneling without destroying the foam panel behind it? Of course I've repaired the leak on the roof so now it's time to redo the interior.
The paneling is called luan which is part of your wall structure.
DO NOT try to take the vinyl off.
I would cover it with wood paneling and find the studs to attach it to.
If you saw a cross section of the thickness of your wall you would find a vacubond, from outside to inside of:
The key is to find studs to attach new paneling and cabinetry to.
My friend had a 89 Elandan 36' I believe and it was a fine RV.