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Old 10-28-2016, 08:11 AM   #29
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Someone had filled the screw heads with calk. I had to remove the calk from rusty screw heads. Some of the screws had to be removed with modified locking pliers. This was on at 1988 19 Deluxe and some of the cabinet doors had to be reglued and refinished. I was lucky that none of the cabinets were rotted beyond holding screws. I was far from being the first owner of the 1988, when I purchased the 5er Deluxe the past neglect came with it.This why I opted for fiberglass cabinets and rivets. Hopefully, my experiences are not typical of older Deluxe Scamps.

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While I think it is prudent to stay current with the maintenance of anything you own, I can't think of any structural maintenance which would be particular to the wood interior.
We have replaced our snap caps (no underlying washers or screws) once in 12years and we clean and treat the wood once a year.
I spent less than 30 minutes total on the former, and about 20 minutes a year on the latter.
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Someone had filled the screw heads with calk. I had to remove the calk from rusty screw heads. Some of the screws had to be removed with modified locking pliers. This was on at 1988 19 Deluxe and some of the cabinet doors had to be reglued and refinished. I was lucky that none of the cabinets were rotted beyond holding screws. I was far from being the first owner of the 1988, when I purchased the 5er Deluxe the past neglect came with it.This why I opted for fiberglass cabinets and rivets. Hopefully, my experiences are not typical of older Deluxe Scamps.

BobH.
I think 1986 was the first year for the deluxe. A deluxe from the 1980's "wood" be very rare. I have seen a few survivors, all in excellent condition. Oddly enough the 13s from that era most commonly have the counter and cabinetry extending around into the area where the shower would be with a small front window above the counter and a closet further to the left. These trailers are like little jewel boxes with amazing character and beauty. The wood ages well with an impressive luster and a cozy cabin feel.
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