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Old 08-14-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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restoring a 89 fleetwood mh

im in the middle of a horrible restoration i have never done a mh so i am lost. can someone tell me if the 1/4 inch plywood i bought at homedepot hold up the cabinets or do i need to get something thicker??? the look does not need to be pretty just functional.
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You building cabinets with 1/4 inch if so needs to be a little thicker than that
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Why do you need to hold up the cabinets? Are they pulling loose to to rot and water intrusion. The 1989 Fleetwood motorhoms had a lot of leak issues at the front and rear cap to roof joints. We had one and a tea strainer held water better than the fleetwood roof did.

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Your right about the leaking issues we had to fix a lot of them if the box are falling off the walls then there damaged too.
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As long as you keep/replace the 'hardpoints' in the walls and ceiling (basically 2x4's glued in), you simply screw the cabinets to them. The original walls are 1/8", not 1/4", so it should be more than sufficient.
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the roof was leaking and the cabinets fell off the walls and pulled off away from the ceiling due to the water damaged. i pull the rotted wood down and glued up 1/4 inch plywood to the Styrofoam insulation and try to find the steel structure to screw to but there is not to much there that i can find. the cabinets them selves are still in good shape and will be reused if i can get them back up.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #7
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rehung some cabinets today i hope they hold
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In the walls and ceiling should have been some 2x4's glued in flat such as you can see in the pic below.. These are what you screw too.. if yours were different, then I dont know.
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I worked for an RV dealer and would rebuild cabinets often. I would build a 2X2 frame for what ever I was building then skin it with 1/4" laun plywood.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:14 PM   #10
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im not rebuilding cabinets just the walls and ceilings but thanks for the advice. the structure of my rv are 1 inch square tubing not 2x4s guess fleetwood built these thing many different ways.
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