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Old 02-03-2015, 07:13 AM   #15
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I hear ya and I understand your position. The only thing that worries me is once you commit to tearing out the rot you may find way more than your budget can handle. Most of us do have to work inside some kind of budget(at least I do), so give it a shot. I think I would stop the roof leak first(tarp it), then de-construct the the entire water damaged inside before I spent any money. At that point if you're not chiseling on a two ton iceberg, go ahead and get your repair parts and put it back together.

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Old 02-08-2015, 08:48 AM   #16
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Boy I'm not sure where to go on this one.
I would think you would be able to find a better MH and in better shape. The Class C looks promising.
I bought mine going on 5 years ago for $4500 44,000 miles and 250 hours on the gennie and have put around 10,000 miles on her, have had the exhaust fixed(my choice) and 2 fuel filters (Broke down)
No leaks. I would look for/at Fiberglass siding MH's I'm not sure if they have the problem with delimitation though mine hasn't. I know your in a crunch with child on the way.
Have you asked your mom if you can stay there while redoing it she might not object ?
Again not sure what I would do, but keep us informed, will be a interesting read.

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Old 02-08-2015, 12:17 PM   #17
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Fiberglass motorhomes have the greatest lamination problem simply because there are more of them. If you gave your skoolie some other color than yellow you wouldn't need any different license to drive than your motorhome. Private ownership and not using as a student vehicle make the difference.
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:14 PM   #18
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I started getting ready to buy parts the other day. My wife pointed out that we had bought some of 'em before when we built our last camper, and they weren't being used since the person we gave it to is using it as a storage shed. We checked with them, and made a spontaneous trip up to Illinois to pick them up. We hoped for a toilet and water heater. The toilet didn't pan out, but we got the tankless water heater. Being able to see family again and pick up some other personal and ministry items we've been missing made the trip worthwhile.

So, starting tomorrow we'll start working on the motorhome again. We know now that there's no way to do a skoolie conversion this year. There are about 4 reasons, but suffice it to say that we'll be trying our best to get the motorhome done within the next few weeks.

It's really late, so I can't give any details now. If I can find time during the week, I'll post the videos I've already taken and also take some more.

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