We Bought a RV Clark!! Oh no! Rebuild thread

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by Dylan W., Nov 22, 2018.

  1. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    Maybe a thought but could you lay the blue foam flat in relation to the inner ceiling panels. Then, fasten the Luan to the exterior roof frame work (with the arch). Drill small holes inside through the blue board and insert a expanding foam straw and squirt it in there effectively eliminating the “gap” as it expands filling the area left above the blue board but below the luan? Just a thought but not sure of its actual outcome.
     
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  2. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    While I was cleaning out and organizing my storage shed and making room for parts and pieces of this rv..Bobby was busy ripping out the back bedroom.
    Using what I've learned from the front end room, I already knew the cabinates would need to be removed 1st. 20190109_141807.jpg 20190109_144018.jpg 20190109_144023.jpg
     
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  3. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    I'm worried that expanding foam, if used between the roof and cieling, will cause bulges. I have a plan to add some regular pink insulation to any gaps, as best I can.

    The foam fastens/glues to the underside of the roof luan...otherwise it'll be hell to try and hold it up during ceiling install.
     
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  4. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    Yeah scratch that idea then I thought maybe the blue board sat in/ on the aluminum frame work. Oh well carry on. Your progress is awesome.
     
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  5. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Before long, Bobby had started tearing out the walls. Yes..its wet back in here. Its all gotta go. 20190109_160218.jpg The window frames are rotted. Still dripping water actually. 20190109_180925.jpg
    And the wooden corner thingies have surely seen better days. We already replaced these pieces in the front, the back ones are just bigger. Should be easy to replace as long as I can salvage one for a pattern. This might not go well, as I can punch out chunks with my finger tips. Itll probably fall apart when removed. 20190109_161421.jpg nevermind that white plastic in the picture. It's just a piece of wall trim..its covering a good portion of the rotten corner. I'll get a better pic.shortly.
     
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  6. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    This..... This is one of the best parts!
    What I am trying to say is......
    Ripping old walls out let's you find small villages. This colony has large black ants. I couldnt believe the size of these ants. They were all black and shiny. Glad we found them. A quik spray of Goof off, quickly laid them to waste. I could imagine not finding them, then waking up to them crawling in my ears...damn it man! Sooo glad we found this nest. 20190109_150349.jpg
     
  7. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Dylan, you have the patience of Job.

    I'm afraid I would have found some angry play-doh (C-4) and sent that off a long time ago
     
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  8. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Sheesh man! This makes me scared to buy any RV! Props to you for going this far. I’m sure if I were in your shoes, I’d have cut my loss and struck a match long ago. Then I’d have heard my wife go on and on for the next 5 years about how “I told you so” and how buying it was the worst idea ever!

    I still think it’s gonna be awesome for you in the end, and this is a killer thread.
     
  9. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    I was told by a wiseman... well, cant lie.... it was @GotWood he told me just today, that RVs leak the first day out of the factory. 20190110_144245.jpg

    So if any good comes from this thread, maybe its going to help someone with their decision to buy a rv or not. Or at least teach them what to look for when shopping.
     
  10. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    My understanding with RVs and campers is if you can visibly see any water damage, even just a little, that means there’s a LOT of water damage. I little leak doesn’t show up until it’s a big problem.
     
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  11. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    No doubt
     
  12. Stuntman Autoworks

    Stuntman Autoworks Instigator of things

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    Yes I know that, but your earlier comment only mentioned heat strips not the fact that there are heat pump options. I am also well aware of how they function in cold weather both in an RV and a traditional home.
     
  13. tlucier

    tlucier Well-Known Member

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    Wow! You’re patience, skill, and never give up attitude is amazing! Great job! This rebuild is way beyond my pay grade.
     
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  14. R Q

    R Q Well-Known Member

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    I have to add to what others have said, Your tenacity at this project is amazing! If it was me I would have stopped and cut my losses at the first sign of major issues!
    So with your newfound knowledge of the RV repair world, how could they possibly make these things better...MUCH better, to last as long as a person would expect them too?
     
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  15. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    I think the answer is maintainance on the owners end. I think they build them good enough but I think they flex so much while moving, that different things like running lights, corners, windows, exterior doors, roof vents, a/c...all those places where it has been sealed from the factory....all those places need resealing correctly after so many years.

    Or....build everyone of them like a windstream...no wood used in the structure etc...and no windows lol (yes I realize wind streams have windows)
     
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  16. Stuntman Autoworks

    Stuntman Autoworks Instigator of things

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    That is right, I always told my customers that they needed to check the roof before going on a trip, after arriving at the campground and then again after getting back home. I always got the question about what the best accessory for their new RV would be and my first answer was always a building or shed to store it in when not in use. The sun and rain 24/7 destroys the rubber roofing and the various sealers used so storing out of the rain and sun saves a ton of wear and tear when its not even being used.
     
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  17. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    Stuntman, I was going to say, most RV s I see now days, are stored Under a Shed / Carport! No Wonder!
     
  18. Granny

    Granny One day at a time...

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    Dylan, I have to say this is the most interesting build thread I've seen thus far. You're doing one heck of a job, and I am looking forward to the grand showing of the finished product! Hang in there, and best wishes! And... Brooke better be happy with it! :)
     
  19. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Thanks Don! I'm sure Brooke will like it!
     
  20. Neexs

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    This is a great build. Hope you keep us updated about it
     
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  21. BIGWOODY

    BIGWOODY Well-Known Member

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    Awesome job! Yes, inside or at least covered storage will make one last a good bit longer. I'm going to have more in my storage building than I have in my camper!
     
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  22. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Thanks Greg!
     
  23. josh m

    josh m Well-Known Member

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    View attachment 283929 View attachment 283926 Now I needed to rip my foamboard down some. Ella right by my side. View attachment 283925 [/QUOTE]

    Sure is a shiny new post there in the background.
    What's the plan for the roof? I've got a partial roll of white EPDM 90mil "commercial stuff". Can be urine if ya want. You'll have to get glue and figure out the edge trim, but it won't leak.


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  24. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Sure is a shiny new post there in the background.
    What's the plan for the roof? I've got a partial roll of white EPDM 90mil "commercial stuff". Can be urine if ya want. You'll have to get glue and figure out the edge trim, but it won't leak.


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    nice catch on the new post. :lol:

    How long is the partial roll? I need 30 ft.
     
  25. josh m

    josh m Well-Known Member

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    It's 10 wide. I'll have to roll it out and get the length. I'll let you know this week.


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