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Old 05-29-2011, 10:56 PM   #1
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Bunk Water Damage Rebuild

I recently discovered severe water damage under the cab bunk of my gulfstream conquest classic, the water leaked in through the track of the window on the right side and ran down the wall, where it settled under the bunk and rotted the wood and styrofoam and part of the wall. I'm putting up some pictures of my repairs and rebuild of the bunk. I hope this helps anyone with similar problems
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Getting all of the rotted wood and styrofoam out








Putting in the new styrofoam


Cutting out and putting down the new wood




Screwing down the new wood


After removing the rotted wood from the wall, I covered it with wall paneling


And the other side to match


Then Stained the wood and extended the wall paneling all the way across






I put wood trim around the edge where the green fabric used to be


Put in the new insulation in the front and the mounts for the green edge pieces


And mounted the front edge piece


Mounts for the side edge pieces




Mounted the tracks and the wood for the bunk




And it's finished!
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:17 PM   #3
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Nice Job!!! That looks great!
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:40 PM   #4
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A great job! I wish I had posted my repair pictures (as you did) to help you and others. Of course really wish someone else had posted pics to help me! And last comment, after looking at your repair, may need to tear mine out and start over!!
Happy travels, please post anymore repairs you do. You do great work and your postings will help "repair challenged" folks like me out.

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One of my favorite things about this site is the generous folks who take the time to document their repairs and modifications with photos, as you've done. I've gotten quite a few ideas that way.

Nice job.

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Old 06-08-2011, 05:14 PM   #6
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Fantastic job. Looks better than new.
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:32 PM   #7
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Great job. The finished repair looked fantastic. A note to all class C owners. This is the most common problem with class C's. The long overhang of the bed causes the structure to flex and starts water leaks. You must check the windows and edge trim and keep them sealed.
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Thanks for the replies everyone!
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Very good job, and enjoyed being able to see the pictures as you went along. Think before the rain sets in here, I should probably check ours out. I know the trim molding on the outside the covers the seam on the overhang on the drivers side is starting to pull away and looks like possible water damage and the window may just be the cause. Will look closer this week, when I take the mh into my friend's shop. Once again, thank you for posting your work...
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Nice job and nice pic's. thanks for taking the time to post'm up!
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Thanks for the photographing each phases. I notice some water in my bunk on the first trip I took with a 2004 Jayco I purchase used. I notice water coming out of the trim area on the driver's side lower corner as I cleaned it up to caulk. I drill a small hole on the bottom of the trim which let the water drip out over a couple of days. But after seeing what you have done. I think maybe I should tear it out and see what the damage really maybe. I have been through a couple of rain storms senses then and have not seen any water in bunk area. I have left the small drain hole open and it is at the low point when the MH is parked. Any thoughts as how I should view this incident and what action I should take if any at this time.?

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Great job...thx for sharing!
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Thanks for the photographing each phases. I notice some water in my bunk on the first trip I took with a 2004 Jayco I purchase used. I notice water coming out of the trim area on the driver's side lower corner as I cleaned it up to caulk. I drill a small hole on the bottom of the trim which let the water drip out over a couple of days. But after seeing what you have done. I think maybe I should tear it out and see what the damage really maybe. I have been through a couple of rain storms senses then and have not seen any water in bunk area. I have left the small drain hole open and it is at the low point when the MH is parked. Any thoughts as how I should view this incident and what action I should take if any at this time.?

Thanks,
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Hey Don, Sorry for the late reply I haven't been on for a while.
If I were you I would try to locate the source of the problem before doing any repairs if possible, I found mine was coming from the right bunk window were the weep holes were clogged and water was coming in through a seal between the two window panes. If you do find the problem or have fixed it already I would check to see what the damage is and if the wood and styrofoam are rotted, and go from there.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:56 PM   #14
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That looks familiar, I am doing the same repair to mine as we speak. Excellent job. I can just hope mine turns out as well... Thanks for the pictures
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