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Old 04-04-2020, 05:39 PM   #1
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About a month ago, a free deer lease trailer popped up in the classifieds here on TBH. Our spring break trip cancelled, I was off work and at home. I have been needing a cheap place to stay at my deer lease, so I snatched it up. I headed down to south Texas and pulled her home.




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Old 04-04-2020, 05:41 PM   #2
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The trailer had several leaks and a hole in the floor.


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Old 04-04-2020, 05:44 PM   #3
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I hooked her up to power and the single slide out works. This camper is 24 foot with a queen bed and a fold out couch, perfect for me and my son.


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Old 04-04-2020, 05:47 PM   #4
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Pulled her under cover and replaced the skylights. Then tore into the floor.


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Old 04-04-2020, 05:50 PM   #5
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Had to replace some supports and insulation, and then laid in a new subfloor.



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Old 04-04-2020, 05:57 PM   #6
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Body count was 2 dead squirrels, and 4 other rodents that were either big mice or small rats. All clean and sanitized at this point, I let my wife come farther in than just sticking her head in the door. Her thoughts were pretty much just one big eye roll up until now.

All of a sudden she got involved and spec’ed out how she wants to see the inside of my “free deer lease trailer.”

Apparently my deer lease camper will have custom butcher block countertops..


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Old 04-04-2020, 05:59 PM   #7
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Old 04-04-2020, 06:32 PM   #8
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Do you have pics of whatís under the floor? Have the same camper and have a soft spot but afraid to replace the floor.


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Old 04-04-2020, 06:44 PM   #9
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I don’t have pictures, but it is a type of sandwich panel. A piece of styrofoam with a wood veneer glued on both sides. I had to cut it out in some places and go back with rigid foam board. On the rest of the floor that was structurally sound I just peeled off the top nasty layer of wood, leaving a thin layer, without disturbing the foam insulation.
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Old 04-05-2020, 06:20 AM   #10
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Iím glad to see that my old camper is getting the TLC that I couldnít find the time to do. Itís going to look great!


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What ya gona do with roof ?...or was skylight only problem ? That high dollar ETERNABOND tape is great stuff..Just have surface clean and dry and install as directed...You can get it as wide as 1ft
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:01 AM   #12
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That’s very cool. Wish I had one.
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:15 AM   #13
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What ya gona do with roof ?...or was skylight only problem ? That high dollar ETERNABOND tape is great stuff..Just have surface clean and dry and install as directed...You can get it as wide as 1ft
Good to hear. Just ordered a 50í roll of 4Ē eternabond tape. Hope itís enough for all the seams on my 22í trailer.

Do yíall still cover the roof in some sort of roof protector spray or roll on material, or do yíall just use the tape on the seams/Crevices?
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:22 AM   #14
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Please keep this going my wife has been wanting to do one but I have just been on the fence not knowing what the actual damage would be.


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Old 04-05-2020, 08:27 AM   #15
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if you ever need any advice or help let me know.... that's what I do for a living... RV repair/Technician
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:29 AM   #16
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eternabond is good stuff problem is that when whatever you are dealing with it needs replaced you are basically going to need a new roof unless you are VERY GOOD with a red hot scraper
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Old 04-05-2020, 09:01 AM   #17
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Even though this is in the diy forum, I’ve hired a guy to do most of the work. He’s experienced in RV repair. A new roof coating is going on I think he said it’s rhino something?
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Old 04-05-2020, 09:08 AM   #18
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Did you pull out all the moldy wood and insulation where the roof was leaking?

Why OSB over plywood for the floor, just curious?

I started in on a 30’ fifth wheel like this and ended up gutting the whole thing to the exterior walls and built it all back out.
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eternabond is good stuff problem is that when whatever you are dealing with it needs replaced you are basically going to need a new roof unless you are VERY GOOD with a red hot scraper
So do you recommend not using eternabond tape? Couldnít you just overlap the tape every few years?

Not trying to hijack, this thread is just good info on the maintenance on a RV.
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Even though this is in the diy forum, Iíve hired a guy to do most of the work. Heís experienced in RV repair. A new roof coating is going on I think he said itís rhino something?
Iíve seen that stuff. Basically a Rhino liner for RV roofs. Itís supposed to be long lasting.

Are you going to put it on, or is he doing it?
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Old 04-05-2020, 09:49 AM   #21
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That is next to fix the bad spot around the skylight in the roof. Wanted a solid floor to stand on and put step stools on, etc. The skylights themselves were cracked, there is only one bad spot in the roof itself. I went with osb for cost reasons. Trying to keep this to a strict $4,000 budget including new toilet, shower surround, and fridge. If I go over that budget, I feel like I am spending more on the trailer than she is worth.

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Old 04-05-2020, 09:22 PM   #22
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So do you recommend not using eternabond tape? Couldnít you just overlap the tape every few years?

Not trying to hijack, this thread is just good info on the maintenance on a RV.
I personally reccomend just keeping up with roof maintenance spring and fall.... trust me eternabond is very good at what it does. but I would not put it on my due to serviceability...... things happen and parts need to be replaced... eternabond has to be cut off.... I use it on slide out moldings but not on roof.... if it's something you aren't going to maintain and just park it and let it sit in sun on a lease... use eternabond but if you gave no problem maintaining the roof and lap sealant keep it that way.
wash and condition roof a few times in summer for uv protection... check gaskets, sealants and roof condition after winter and summer

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Old 04-05-2020, 09:30 PM   #23
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That is next to fix the bad spot around the skylight in the roof. Wanted a solid floor to stand on and put step stools on, etc. The skylights themselves were cracked, there is only one bad spot in the roof itself. I went with osb for cost reasons. Trying to keep this to a strict $4,000 budget including new toilet, shower surround, and fridge. If I go over that budget, I feel like I am spending more on the trailer than she is worth.
what's wrong with the toilet in it?
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:42 AM   #25
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Nothing is wrong with the toilet. That was another wife decision that ate up $130 of my budget. She just wanted a new one.
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Old 04-07-2020, 11:06 AM   #26
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Primer is taking forever to dry with this rain.


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Old 04-07-2020, 11:06 AM   #27
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Old 04-07-2020, 11:07 AM   #28
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Old 04-07-2020, 11:37 AM   #29
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Man you ain’t messing around! Good job
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Old 04-07-2020, 01:27 PM   #31
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To much white, but good work. Following
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Following along.

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Old 04-07-2020, 01:44 PM   #33
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Very nice work!
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Old 04-07-2020, 01:58 PM   #34
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This is the primer. Lower cabinets will be dark gray.
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Itís looking great!


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I rebuilt a camper a couple years ago and painting was by far the worse activity. I was on a time crunch, did it in 10 days over a christmas break, before i moved in to it for work during the week. Needless to say it is half painted, and i just can't motivate myself to finish painting while trying to live in it. I need to break down and buy a spray rig and dedicate a couple weekends to it.

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Taking off seam sealer or dicor is a lot of scraping unless you buy an oscillating tool. I bout a trailer on here that was nice inside but needed some vents resealed and while I was up there I removed the enternabond by hand till I saw a YouTube video with a guy using some. I went to harbor freight bout the cheapest one there with some extra scraping blades resealed both roof vents,fridge vent,a/c vent,both holding tank vents and roof top antenna and sealed the seams .
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Wow! Very nice. Any idea when you will or want to be done?
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Wow! looking great
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Wow! That's looking awesome!
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Wow! Very nice. Any idea when you will or want to be done?
Iím hoping 1-2 weeks to completion.
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Man that’s nice!
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