we are totally redoing the work from the ground up. About the only thing now that is in excellent repair are the tires
. They were brand new and still had the nobby things on them. We know we will be sinking some major dollars into this as we plan on having it FOREVER
The plan thus far is to get the frame done again. Our bro-in-law is going to help us weld up a new frame from the old one. We had anticipated only repairing but after careful inspection today, we aren't going to waste ours or his time by having to do it again in a few years, if not sooner.
the floors are going to have to be replaced for sure which means separating the outside from them as it seems we have about 2" worth of fibreglass all the way around.
Our frame, we think is the style that has the rise at the front benching around the kitchen area and through the dinette area. If we are remaking the frame do we need to stick to this format or can we have a flat base to allow for a little more head room and/or storage space?? I have also seen a lot fo people adding some extra clearance to the frame and floor. Is that an easy fix or does it require some serious manipulation and welding skills?
I have searched the forums here and we will for sure be reinforcing the door area, the mid section and potentially extending out the back to add a toy box for the kids.
So glad we found this out now and not when we were out with the kids. Pretty scary to see the shape it is in when told it only had to have the rust cleaned up. Yikes
If anyone else has any advice to offer or recommendations for strengthening, improving we are all ears. Hopefully we will get it done for the beginning of August, but it all depends upon when we can get together with the brother in law.
If any one has plans for this that would help a bunch as I can e-mail them to my brother in aw and we can figure outwhat we need material wise so we know what we are looking at cost wise.