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Old 06-16-2011, 01:51 PM   #1
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Help with Prowler


We are fixing up a 1977 Prowler and it has a leak in the left hand front corner and all the walls around there are soft. Before we rip the alluminum off the outside can someone please tell me if there is just plywood underneath? We are completely new at this and dont know if there is a special wood thats lighter that we need to replace it with. Please help! (sorry if its a dumb question)

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Old 06-16-2011, 05:41 PM   #2
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Not plywood. On that year trailer you will find 2x2 studs in the walls. Built similar to a house, just using smaller lumber.The walls will also be insulated, and you will have to replace that. It is a job, but can be done with a very minimal amount of wood working tools. You may find it cheaper to buy 2x4 lumber and rip it on a table saw if you have one. Good luck, and take pictures for posting.

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Old 06-16-2011, 08:07 PM   #3
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As I recall, most of the joints are angled. If so, a radial arm saw would help a lot.
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