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Old 06-12-2012, 09:16 PM   #15
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I have always related the sagging door or cracked door opening to the rotten floor syndrome.

The body is attached to the floor which rests on a frame but extends beyond the frame.
Floor gets wet, turns punky and looses strength, causing everything else to sag and come apart.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:42 PM   #16
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From what I can see under the trailer, everything looks good except for the left rear corner. The frame is in great shape, even at the door no rot at all. The floor is really solid, I was surprised. I will go out and take a few more pics shortly. I really wasn't trying to do a complete overhaul on this thing but it seems to be heading that way...
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:54 PM   #17
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Carol, Can you post the 'after' photo to show Paul how it was repaired good as new? :P
The owner fixed it so well you would think it was a new Trillium
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #18
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Ok got some more pictures with everything torn out. The damage was here before the last guy reno'd it. The last guy used caulking and mono foam to fix it. Haha I also noticed all of the frame bolts are missing in this area! The close up of the tail light hole, the water is 1/2" deep.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:10 PM   #19
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Well I hope I've solved the bowing out of the wall permanently. Only time will tell.
I started with a 1x4 on edge and penciled a rough shape of the inside wall, then fit it in by marking high spots and cutting and sanding and cutting and sanding and finally got a decent fit. This is all with supports on the outside pushing the wall and window into where it should be. After I got the fit I liked, I then traced the window edge and cut the inside edge of the 1x4 flush to the "installed" window. I also drilled holes in the 1x4 to accommodate the back end of the rivets when installing the window. I fiberglassed the support in with the window still in to get the right fit then I fiberglassed it again wrapping it from the outside in. I am very pleased with the result, it seems really strong and the wall do not move after I removed the supports.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:25 PM   #20
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Carol, Can you post the 'after' photo to show Paul how it was repaired good as new? :P
Sshhh,
I think the after is Paul's. Look at the crack at the top right of the door that has been repaired on his. That is the same spot the other one broke.
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