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Old 06-17-2011, 05:54 PM   #11
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Well, we did it and it looks great! Was not as hard and I thought it would be although at first it was a little daunting. The worst part is the amount of rot there is on the back part of the rv. I'm guessing but it looks like the moisture has dripped nearly every morning from the top of the rv down the back corners and into the screw holes holding the moulding on?

We did mostly just like the mechanic described except that we couldn't find a piece of 1/8" plywood - so I bought a piece of 1/8' paneling and sanded the paper covering off of the one side leaving the porous wood.

The bad news is that we discovered the entire back part is delaminating as well - but if I tackle that job it's gonna have to wait until fall because the Texas sun is tiresome!

Unless you looked hard, you really can't tell where we worked on it. The laminate is a little "stretched" right at the point where we pulled it back as far as we needed but other than that, no bubbles or waves.

Tomorrow I'll re-caulk and hopefully we'll be done with that project for a while!

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Old 06-18-2011, 05:04 PM   #12
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:27 PM   #13
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X2 I wouldnt mind seeing pictures as well - if you had before and after that would be nice too
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:11 AM   #14
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Pictures of the Repair

I didn't have my camera and had to use my phone so I only have 3 pics. What we did was the best we could do. I'm very happy with the results - however, I know there are major repairs in the trailers future now that we opened her up. Other than completely replacing the foam and laminate, I think this was a pretty good fix but time will tell. One other thing we had to do was put 3 inch self tapping screws into the frame to get the back laminate to stay put since that board is so rotted at the top and are the pics.
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