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Old 01-21-2017, 07:06 AM   #1
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Insane 1999 Wildwood repair....pic heavy!

OK, so here's the backstory...

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ri-122617.html

Then, on another thread...

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I have a TON of pictures of this process, if anyone's interested....

Rich


Always love to see a good refurbish!! Please start a thread and let us know on here what it is so we can see your handiwork!
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So, here goes. This is such a daunting project, for me anyway, that I'll do my best to make heads and tails out of it for you to follow.

As it sat, on my neighbors farm...



Bees nest in the window...







Cleaned up pretty nice after power washing...



Bad seams.....







...to be continued...

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Old 01-21-2017, 07:12 AM   #2
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Of course, the kitchen sink and fridge are on that end...





Entrance door floor/joist damage...cupboard to the left is below the fridge, for reference...



Inside that cupboard...



...more to come...
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:18 AM   #3
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More door/joist rot...





Ants...

















...more to come...
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:24 AM   #4
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Removing the backside skin...









These fell out...



Hot water heater looked "cooked"...





...more to come...
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:31 AM   #5
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Rear wood crossmember...



Cupboard (under fridge) floor, with linoleum removed...holes are from ants...



Once rear cross member was removed, it exposed an uncapped heating duct (below the floor)...





So, a s.s. end cap was installed. Not heating the great outdoors anymore...





...more to come...
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:34 AM   #6
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WOW!!!!! You have your work cut out for you. good luck and looking forward to following your rebuild. Best of all is you will have a rebuilt trailer with the work done by someone you really trust.
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:38 AM   #7
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The following pics will be before and after of rotted areas...

Entrance door area...

















...more to come...
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:44 AM   #8
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Rearward of ent. door, toward the rear of RV...


















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Old 01-21-2017, 07:52 AM   #9
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Rounding the corner to the rear of the RV...





















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Rear, top corners...





Ants...





Most of these pics were to help me "put things back" in the right place, down the road. So...I have a lot of pics of the bad areas, but there were times that I didn't take pics of some of the repaired areas, mostly to save time and keep moving on.

These top corners were some of those areas. I did cut out all the rotted wood, and replaced it, even on the roof. I may be able to get more pics of this, when I remove the rear plastic...

You can see a little bit here...



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Onto the left (drivers) side...













So much wood was gone, that I had to "imagine" where the original wood went.

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Old 01-21-2017, 08:09 AM   #12
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Bottom corner, from rear bumper toward the axle...







Heater exhaust holes...



City water fill...

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Old 01-21-2017, 08:15 AM   #13
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Again...missing some repair pics, but basically, it all looked like this...





I had one bad area on the roof where the RV had been tree branch damaged...

These little holes...









...led to this...



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Here we go...





















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Buttoning that left side back up...





Back to the roof...I ordered new rubber and a gallon of adhesive. The gutter strip was removed, and all the old putty tape was cleaned off, and new tape applied.

I cut out the bad piece of rubber roof, and glued in the new piece, with a 2.5" overlap.

Between the overlap, Eternabond 2" double sided tape was used. On top of the lap joint, Eternabond single-sided tape was used. Good stuff!



Then, I cleaned the entire top corner edge, and ran a continuous strip of 4" wide Eternabond tape down the entire joint. Not an easy task, alone!

Just to play it safe, I used a heat gun when I rolled (applied pressure) to all the tape joints.

The gutter strip was reinstalled, and a bead of clear Geocel RV sealant was applied to the top and underside of the strip.

All of the external screws on this restore are stainless steel.

I had a little daylight left, so I decided to try out a new tool that I bought, to remove old sealant.

I already own a Weller soldering gun, so I bought this...

Weller RCT Hot Knife Blade For 8200 Soldering Gun

This thing is a dream come true!!

I decided to try it out while replacing a roof vent cover. No in-between pics, but you can get the idea...









...more to come...
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There are more of these "Deer Hunter Specials" out there than people realize! You are one of the Few who "Brings One Back to Life"! Most would Walk Away! Good job! Youroo!!
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So, that as far as I've gotten on the outside. I will continue on today....

But, I've also done some indoor work on removed parts,The screen door needed some repairs. A ripped screen, a cracked sliding handle thingy, and a new lower panel were replaced.

The lower cracked lower door panel was textured plastic. I sheared a piece of aluminum the exact size and thickness of the plastic one. Then, it was coated with self-etching primer, and top coated with Rustoleum Truck Bedliner Spray.

It matches pretty good, and is a lot stronger that the original panel.

Here's the original...









...and the replacement...



..along with the replaced screen...



The old water heater was nasty, so I bought a new one and installed a reignitor kit..









...more to come...
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:12 AM   #18
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These new items will get installed when it's time....

Fridge roof vent cap...



2 new fender flares...





Water heater door..



So...that's about it for now, but I keep updating as more stuff gets done.

This is absolutely an insane job. Everything fights me, and many times I don't get it right on the first attempt, so things often have to be re-done.

But, I a persistant SOB.

I look at it this way. I can put the effort into this thing now, and actually make it better than new. Then hopefully, we can enjoy it without having any major setbacks.

I gotta say....I'm learning a TON!!

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Old 01-21-2017, 09:23 AM   #19
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love it wish i had the b**** to tackle a job like that
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