Hi Cadet 85.... When the wife first entered our new to us Cadet she said the floor squeeked in front of the fridge
, The Red velour would have to be removed and replaced with a material that if she swatted a moskito would not be stainned by the blood .
So after I gutted the whole trailer including the floor ! I found that removing everything gives you a chance to get to leaks
that you otherwhise could not get to! In my case I had major leaks
behind the tail lights
and the plywood was rotten for about 2 square feet behind them,also water seeped in through 5 holes underneath that I had missed when I inspected at purchase. Also water had gotten in through The pop top and the windows
, also under the trim on the outside at the weld points, and the weld points connecting the front and back to the floor !!! That's why it smelled so moldy in there... After removing the rotten crossers on the floor I installed crossers in every cavity( instead of every second one) I felt that the manifacturer had cheeped out on that ,and I also used spray expanding foam to fill and seal the cavity along side the crossers just in case a new hole would pop up under there the water would have not place to go hence save the floor!
Also after removing all the glue as much as possible newtralized the remaining glue with javex Thats very important because when you apply the new glue it won't turn into a mess the won't stick and finally moldex to treat the mold that has gotten deep into the fiberglass.
Another advantage of renoving everything, is inspecting the wires Mine where shot because someone in the past had almost burned the whole thing down trying to jimmy the marker lights
to the batteries without installing a fuse! Funny the things you find when you rebuild! As for the furniture I kept every thing in there because it was in good shape and besides changing it would mean adding more weight
Check out the pictures I posted on my member page and don't be shy to ask if your'e in a pickel...Jacques Cartier