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Old 04-23-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Water damage on bed door

I'm looking at a 05 shamrock and the bed has water damage at the hinge. Has anyone had this replace and what was the cost and is it something fairly easy to do?

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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BigAl, welcome.

Have you purchased, yet? If not, there are two things you should know. Never buy a trailer with water damage. But, if you do, demand a huge discount because you may have a big project on your hands. The reason is that water damage can be quite a bit more extensive than it first appears and its best to dig in to fully understand the issue.

The good new is its not technically difficult if you are handy. Depending on the extant of the damage, you will need to replace the effected luan and insulation and other effected material. You might also want to order or find a whole tent end that you can replace if there is too much damage to make repairs cost effective.

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:52 PM   #3
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Better find out where the leak came from and whether or not it's fixed.
Press on every square inch of every wall, inside and out. Press on every square inch of ceiling/roof. Step on every square in of floor, including cabinets. Any soft spots? Bad news! Good idea for any used camper. Check seals everywhere. If they don't look perfect, bye. Chances are not maintained well.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:34 PM   #4
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read recently that a replacement bunk door cost around $500, shipping included.
the wood around the hinge may be damaged.

there's a reason for this.
could be the previous owner allowed canvas to get trapped between the seals.
or the seals are bad or compressed and are allowing water/rain to seep in and drain to the hinge area.
or the marker lights above the bunk door, leak and water again drains down to the hinge area.

a close inspection of the entire door frame/seals/door needs to be done, to see where water was finding a way in.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:23 AM   #5
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Thank you for your input. Everything appears to be ok with the rest of the camper just on the bunk door. I'm glad I found this forum.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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Any idea where to look for replacement bunk doors?
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:35 PM   #7
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I found an rv place here in conyers that called forest river and got me another bunk. Queen size was 275 plus freight which come to 450.

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