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Old 04-22-2016, 11:52 PM   #1
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I opened a can of worms..









I thought it would be a small fix but found a lot more. I'm going to rebuild around the frame and restrengthen the wall and putting it all back together.




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Old 04-23-2016, 02:59 AM   #2
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Ill be updating pictures of my progress and let this be a lesson to you all as to why sealing and caulking around lights, and corner trims as well as roof is so important.


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Old 04-23-2016, 06:23 AM   #3
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OMG!!!
Sorry for your trouble and thanks for the reminder to check the sealants around all of the lights (normally don't think of the wall penetrations like you do about roof penetrations).
Great that you have the skills to do this repair - I'm sure a dealer would charge a pretty penny for it.
By the way, what is the model and year of your trailer?
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Make sure to use a bleach and water spray to kill the mold. Big project there, but you got it
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:28 AM   #5
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I opened a can of worms..

The model is 1998 forest river wildwood 24fb . Good tip, I have a mold killer spray that I will be unloading on the moldy areas. I went over to an Rv shop where I bought my materials and the guy there was nice enough to show me exactly what I have to do to seal it all correctly. I should be ok, hopefully and this is from corner and rear lights leak.


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Old 04-23-2016, 12:18 PM   #6
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She's coming along nicely


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I wonder if foam/ aluminum construction would have been better for these problems.
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Old 04-23-2016, 12:51 PM   #8
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They do go in the cheap side when they build these things. I added extra reinforcements and wood glue which they could have used. I'm pretty happy with my work too, this wall is extra strong.








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Old 04-23-2016, 01:49 PM   #9
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MUCH better than new
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MUCH better than new
X2, good job!
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