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Old 02-27-2016, 10:46 AM   #31
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Yes it would be a lot of work, kind of like gutting a house. But it can be done if you are young and ambitious. I enjoy improving my camper but would not want to rebuild it.
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Old 02-27-2016, 10:57 AM   #32
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:06 AM   #33
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I would also suggest watching this and similar youtube video's. This guy goes through all the pains you are about to.




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Old 02-27-2016, 11:27 AM   #34
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On a follow up....

Now after seeing some of the pictures of the interior damage it looks like the roof has leaked in several locations and flood damaged the ceiling panels causing the ripples and moulding falling off.

If you are still on the edge of buying this unit....I would advise against it .

You would have months of work to do to it before it would be safe health wise...and everything operating as it should. before you could live in it.

If you had done work on RV's before and knew what you were getting into it may be a different story....But This is a Big project.

What you have shown us here is only the 'tip of the ice burg'....there will be tones hiding as you begin to remove panels....believe me.

I would be very surprised if it has not had rodents living it as well....they can do a lot of damage.... wires....pipes....odours !!

You would be better off looking for another unit and paying up for no or little work to be done on it.

Good luck....keep us posted on your decision .

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Old 02-27-2016, 11:33 AM   #35
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I'm going to the dealership today to see what they have in stock and to see what the cost of material to repair this one would be.
As mentioned, I would be cautious going to the dealer that moved it for you to get a quote on materials to fix it. From the condition your photos show, if that dealer believes this unit is worth $6500-$11,000 he is going to whack you over the head for materials.

Can it be fixed? Sure... but you mentioned you are building a new house, do you really want to build a new camper at the same time?

Your photos show plenty of damage that is obvious. That also means there is LOTS of damage that isn't obvious.

I am not telling you what to do, I can only say what I would do and that is walk away from this one and locate something that won't add to the headaches that building your new home is going to bring.

Just my 2˘... YMMV.
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I thought the only place to get sb-140,lap seal,roof seal and enternalbond was from dealer or online?

The front cap wall feels solid and floor.Only back wall by the big group of windows and the roof near the sky light are soft.

When they have aluminum frame is it the walls and roof trust or just the walls that are aluminum?
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:22 PM   #37
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The roof trusses are likely the same as the wall framing. If you already own this I would start gutting out the known bad areas and go from there. You aren't going to be able to make any sort of real damage assessment otherwise. No point in shopping until you really know what you're going to need.
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:45 PM   #38
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I thought the only place to get sb-140,lap seal,roof seal and enternalbond was from dealer or online?

The front cap wall feels solid and floor.Only back wall by the big group of windows and the roof near the sky light are soft.

When they have aluminum frame is it the walls and roof trust or just the walls that are aluminum?
Well you cover the broad sources online or dealer........

Broken down internet, etrailer, amazon, many other trailer sites or even ebay,

Dealer depending on what you exactly you need RV, Trailer, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.

There are a couple RV / Trailer salvage yards out there as well.

Good Luck..... The good is you will know a lot more about the make up of a camper and how to fix them than the average person......

Its generally what you would think of a the wall studs & roof trusses (probably not correct term) in other words the structure of the body is all alum.
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Well went to the dealer closing thing with the features this one has was 16,000 for 2007 30BH wildcat.I talked with the family member they own a construction company and said they would help with the repairs and keep the price at 4,500.

So next step is to get it sealed up on the outside and then start the inside removal of panels.
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