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Old 08-24-2004, 03:44 PM   #1
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needs some new studs in the walls and ceilings and some wire replacing where mice have thewed on them i'm thinking about taking out the paneling and do the work from the in side
any pointers will be helpfullalso i will be taking still photos as i do this job any susjustion would be helpful please email me with them or post them hear

thanks steven

in a week or two i will be towing this traile home so i can get started i realy don't think there is that much wrong with the trailer

i really could use any susgestions on this restoration
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Old 08-24-2004, 03:44 PM   #2
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needs some new studs in the walls and ceilings and some wire replacing where mice have thewed on them i'm thinking about taking out the paneling and do the work from the in side
any pointers will be helpfullalso i will be taking still photos as i do this job any susjustion would be helpful please email me with them or post them hear

thanks steven

in a week or two i will be towing this traile home so i can get started i realy don't think there is that much wrong with the trailer

i really could use any susgestions on this restoration
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Old 08-24-2004, 09:15 PM   #3
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....re-insulate with Foam Insulation-panels and spray can foam....cut's you HVAC in half and makes any trailer more confortable in the HOT and COLD....geof
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Old 08-25-2004, 02:58 PM   #4
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thanks i think i am going to do that sounds easy as soon as i replace a few studes and find out the type of windows i'm going to need for replacements
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....also look into window drapes that have refletix bubble wrap on the outside....great in the sun...geof
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Old 08-26-2004, 04:15 AM   #6
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Hi Steven, I'm in the process of restoring 1984 coachmen cadet 19 ft. TT. I have had to replace some of the floor structure and now working on the stud wall in the front. I have gutted the interior wall and ceiling paneling. I used styro foam and spray in insulation on the floor worked well. Good luck with your refurbish.
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Old 08-26-2004, 05:23 PM   #7
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Ripping out birchwood paneling (all of it) now on our 62 Winny. Using foam panels and canned foam insulation is a great idea. Anyone finding less expensive 1/8 inch birchwood anywhere? What I've located is pretty high dollars and I'm a low budget guy.
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....since Hurricane Charlie-wood has gone up in price overnite...consider other materials if you can..."think outside the box"....there are some cardboard based materials that are coated that sure act like wood and are fire resistant as will as plastics used in manufacturing of outdoor signs....have you inquired as to the price of Canadain materials since you are close....how about used materials?....and what about office dividers-the ones that are vinal coated with kind of a wood pulp interior?.....just sone suggestions....geof
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cool all great susjestions i will take all in conceration and more as they come in they are all great ideas
i think its a 1984 wilderness travel trailer could be older i got some pic of the outside of the trailer. any one wants to see pic i will email then to you
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Old 08-27-2004, 03:57 AM   #10
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I would be very leary of using any grade of particle board in a trailer (or bus conversion). Old particleboard does swell (from humidity) and deteriorate even the high density cabinet grade particle board. Also the "bouncing down the road" causes vibrations which allow the screws/nails to work their way out. MDF & HDF (hard to find) is the same. But that is my personal opinion. Restoring & converting is a time consuming project. I think that it just ought to be done with materials that will last. Otherwise what you have is nothing better than the stuff that is rolling off the assembly lines today.
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i have some photos posted on the site some where
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Old 08-27-2004, 05:18 PM   #12
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in the photos it shows an awaning it is not there right now been taken off due to its condition still any sugestions are welcome getting lot of ideas
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.....Steven:....send me the photos.....KAYERIVERCITY@CINCI.RR.COM.....geof
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they are posted on the forume they are posted as steven restoration project
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