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Old 04-24-2011, 08:30 PM   #11
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I've always heard that once wet the fibers are so intertwined that its hard to ever get comepletly dry, the risk verses the reward...I would pull even the damp insulation out. Then let the area dry out completly, then re-insulate. You dont want mold growing in there anyway, that mold is bad stuff.-- Hope your waring a mask of some type pulling or cleaning that mold up.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:11 PM   #12
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I've always heard that once wet the fibers are so intertwined that its hard to ever get comepletly dry, the risk verses the reward...I would pull even the damp insulation out. Then let the area dry out completly, then re-insulate. You dont want mold growing in there anyway, that mold is bad stuff.-- Hope your waring a mask of some type pulling or cleaning that mold up.
The moldy stuff was only on the top of the carpet. Once we ripped that up there was just wet wood underneath. No more mold. I sprayed everything down with bleach anyways just to make sure.

We went today and priced carpet and Wainscoting. The whole project should cost less than 300. I won't start on putting it back together until I ow the leak has stopped though.
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:38 AM   #13
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You'll want to also spray it down with a mixture of Vinager and water. That will kill the mold spores. Bleach won't kill the spores!
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:49 PM   #14
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So I have all the damaged material out and I am ready to rebuild but I can't..the water is still getting in somehow. It pools up on the black tarp thing that's under the wood.


I have re- caulked all four corners and each window. I have not caulked around the roof yet. I didn't think it was coming from that high but it mush be. The front part of the trailer is defiantly where the water is coming from bc I can feel the water when I reach back behind the wall there in the front. It's not a lot of water but it's there...not sure what else to caulk. I'm gonna caulk all the way around it pm the roof and see where that takes me.

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Old 05-02-2011, 07:59 PM   #15
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Did you buy this from a dealer or privately? I recently purchased a TT and the dealer walked us thru a FEMA trailer just to show us the condition compared to other used TT. They are binded by law to inform you that it was a FEMA trailer and he even mentioned if we turned around and sold it that we would have to inform the next person as well that it was a FEMA trailer. There is alot more government paperwork that you have to fill out as well. I would return it to whomever you bought it from.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:10 PM   #16
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I bought it from a guy on craigslist. He had it listed as a "park model"
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It sounds like it is coming from the top. I was told by the dealer I got my FEMA from to be sure to re calk. He suggested Dicor but I am not sure it is right for vertical seams.

I got my FEMA to use as a hunting camp. Everything works. I send the waste to a 42 gal blue tank and winch it onto my truck to dump.

I added a fresh water tank and pump last Summer . I will be adding black and grey tanks this summer.

I have a soft spot in front of the toilet. I think the water came in from the overhead being left open or a toliet over flow.

I will replace the floor when I change out the household toilette for a camper toiltet

Btw the dealer was up front with me about it being a camper. I got it at an auction. They had over 200 on the lot. They lost the one I won before I could pick it up so I got the pick of the lot. My wife tried to wrangle a FEMA dealer model (full kit camper not spec). He was sweating because he could not find mine. I picked one that still had tags on some of the appliances.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:03 PM   #18
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I bought it from a guy on craigslist. He had it listed as a "park model"
Even a private seller by law is suppose to disclose that it is a FEMA trailer.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:21 AM   #19
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It sounds like it is coming from the top. I was told by the dealer I got my FEMA from to be sure to re calk. He suggested Dicor but I am not sure it is right for vertical seams.

I got my FEMA to use as a hunting camp. Everything works. I send the waste to a 42 gal blue tank and winch it onto my truck to dump.

I added a fresh water tank and pump last Summer . I will be adding black and grey tanks this summer.

I have a soft spot in front of the toilet. I think the water came in from the overhead being left open or a toliet over flow.

I will replace the floor when I change out the household toilette for a camper toiltet

Btw the dealer was up front with me about it being a camper. I got it at an auction. They had over 200 on the lot. They lost the one I won before I could pick it up so I got the pick of the lot. My wife tried to wrangle a FEMA dealer model (full kit camper not spec). He was sweating because he could not find mine. I picked one that still had tags on some of the appliances.
Yea I don think they are all bad. In fact I have been very happy with this camper overall until this happened. I wish now that I had known that water was getting in but I don't know how I could have known that at the time of purchase. I don't think it helps that this thing is in my driveway and sitting at a slant. All the water runs to the front. I ws supposed to take this camper to my campsite yesterday but them river is flooded and I need to put this bedroom back together. Have to fix the leak first though.

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Even a private seller by law is suppose to disclose that it is a FEMA trailer.
Well he did say that people hadmasked Jim if it were a FEMA trailer and that it wasn't. He said that FEMA trailers didn't cone with a title. This one has a title. He bought it from some rv wholesaler down south. He only owned it for a few months. Perhaps he found this leak and got out of it quick. Idk. Sucks for me..
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:53 AM   #20
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Mine came with a title. I don't think it makes any reference to FEMA.

It is possible that there was no water damage until it was moved and titled.

When I went to inspect before the auction. , I found campers that were unused, plastic wrapped and labeled. Some of them had soft spots at the front door. My guess is it was rain. Google FEMA trailers there are images of the storage facilities with what looks like thousands of campers.

Imagine the irony of losing your FEMA camper to a flood. my buddies and I picked a spot along the Cumberland to put our campers. The spot was under 20ft of water in last years flood. Good thing we had not had time to move them in.
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