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Old 11-30-2016, 09:21 PM   #1
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Question Complete Rebuild

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I have been wanting to get a class A for a long time. Could not afford most . I came across a 1988 Pathfinder DSL. It has a lot of water damage. The mechanics of it work good. Motor tranny and such. The guy I got it off of. Was going to turn it into a tiny house. Said all appliances worked. He said the ceiling and walls had a lot of water damage. He tore off the ceiling and started on the walls. Gutted the living area and the dining area. Kitchen back is still there. It is a sandwhich type wall and the wood paneling on the inside is rotten. There is no wiring left. I need help in finding where the wire goes and how to wire it. Repair the walls. I know it is a lot of work. I have carpentry skills and time. I paid 300.00 for it. I need any help I can get.
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:20 PM   #2
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Hello Puttssee,

Sounds like a great find for the price.

Do you have some pictures of it. Since your doing a complete rebuild, a chronology will add to your reward. And, lots of us who like to see the progress on a project, can tag along.

Also, there's some folks on here doing their own rebuilds and are getting lots of help here.

Good luck with it,

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Old 12-01-2016, 12:04 AM   #3
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She is rough. I will continue to attach pictures.
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Welcome to IRv2!

Looks like a fun project. Hopefully someone here will know where to get the wiring diagrams and maybe the plumbing. For that price, worst case, you could redo it all yourself and still be ahead.

Keep posting pictures!
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Personal opinion would be to not worry about wiring at this point. First thing would be to gut it down, and get it dried in first. Then as you start rebuilding rewire it to your wishes and not worry about the factory install.
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Old 12-01-2016, 04:28 PM   #6
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Yeh I think getting it dried is the first priority. I live on Vancouver Island. This time of year all we get is rain. I plan on finding and fixing all the leaks. Should be easy to find them here. I just saw all the wiring hanging and a lot of stuff missing. ( propane sniffer, tank monitors, water pump and hot water switch's) Just thought I would get an idea of what went where and waht wire might hook up to what.
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I spent 40 years on Vancouver Island and I found most everything leaks. So I sure wish you the best.
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:18 PM   #8
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Have done more checking. The walls inside the plywood are all rotten. The drivers wall is actually loose from the floor. I can move it. I can see the ground. The wall that extends past the floor that has the basement compartments, the wood frame work that holds the compartments is rotten. Soft spongey wood. Are the walls going to be a major problem. Can I turn the walls into a wooden frame with plywood and styro foam and glue to the outside and do away with the sandwhich walls?
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