Removing Campster from the Frame? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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Removing Campster from the Frame?

I have a campster, similar to a hunter and the frame is very heavily corroded.

Has anyone here ever straight lifted the shell off of the frame. Where are the bolts etc (inside bottom etc).. what are the tricks etc. . (ie jack the whole thing up, brace it then unbolt and lower the frame only)??

If there is a link here or anywhere else please point me to it, or any suggestions from those who have done it (pictures are a plus) please let me know.

I am sure that all of the bolts, nuts etc are merged with my frame at this point, and fiberglass being brittle, I dont want to risk damaging anything , but I would like to inspect and work on the frame, replace repair and repaint as necessary.

Thanks all. . jimbo
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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I think their are 6 bolts that hold the body on. Look in the rear lower cabinets, under the side sofas towards the front and in the middle under the sofas......................... How is the floor? If you see a lot of rust it would be easier to cut the bolts off under the trailer. You may need to get some strong people to help lift the body.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:03 PM   #3
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Hi Jimbo
The nuts & bolts should all be visible from underneath running thru the chassie and if unable to unscrew you may have to break off. A nut splitter would help. My Trillium only has about 6-8 bolts. Once the bolts are unfastned it just the wiring and gas line to watch as you separate the body from the chassie.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tips so far, Looking at the bottom side, it is so corroded I may need the nut splitter, the floor seems ok, I am just beginning disassembling the cabinets, glueing back together then repaint resurface... Im sure it wont be long til I see those screws.
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