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Old 03-31-2010, 10:58 PM   #1
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Hello all from Victoria BC

I've had several trailers over the past 25 years including a brand new one purchased in October 2009, which is now gone along with the woman who wanted it

In my new life, I bought an oldie which brings along new problems of rot and repair which I intend to do myself as a challenge and to learn. So hence my reason for joining up here and humbly asking for advice. With a little luck I may learn something along the way that I can pass on.

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Welcome to irv2 forums! You might obtain better responses if you request a moderator move this to the vintage trailer board, where those familiar with rebuilding camping trailers are found.

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How old is the trailer? If it is 20 years old ir would go under the Vintage RV Owners group. Lots of help there.

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Its a 1983 so 27 years old, and might not see its 28th birthday

Perhaps then one of the mods can move my thread in the general forum to the vintage section. Please and thank you.
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Originally Posted by copperjohn View Post
Perhaps then one of the mods can move my thread in the general forum to the vintage section. Please and thank you.
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:26 PM   #6
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Your wish is my command, sire.

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I've copied this from the general discussion .......

I'm needing to remove and repair / reseal the front corners and front window of a trailer. I also have to replace about a 3' by 8' piece of the tin floor sheeting across the front of the unit and then put in new plywood floor over top.

The plan for the tin sheet is to try and get it underneath what already exists and then seal and rivet bringing the edges up and underneath the aluminum siding ie flashing. Everything has been removed and cleaned inside including replacing the dry rot wood frame. It all looks pretty straightforward but if there's anyone who has done this or has the know how, I'd appreciate any tips, step by step instructions, or direction to an existing thread if possible.

Anyone with any experiences with Eternabond as a sealant as compared to the grey rv putty strips or butyl ?

This all started with plans to remove an old couch and put in a permanent bed frame but the $2000 plus estimate for repairs isnt gonna happen for this old trailer. Someone already suggested gas and a match
Thanks in advance.

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