"A little work" translates as:
Replace any weak/rotted wood inside
True the frames if need be
Remount into the shell with new screws into solid wood.
If it's still a problem after that (as the front window of the PlayPac was - the Amerigo
has the same style of window), then it's on to acrylic caulk. That fixed the problem in the PlayPac. Considering I'll have AC in it, I'm unlikely to be opening the windows anyway. I'd prefer to keep the option though.
Total gutting being easier in the long-run:
It's the only way to even access the worst areas of water damage. In some ways it was a shame to destroy the cabinets - but everything behind them had to go, and I was going to be resizing a few things anyway - so down to bare shell it is.
Oh... an aside on silicone caulk: Awful stuff. Not only does it smell horrible and retain a very blobby feel to it for years but... Every time I've had one of these older trailers that's been practically coated with the stuff - stuff GROWS in it. Specifically, lichens. No reasonable explanation for it, nasty as that crud is I'm shocked, but the damned lichens ALWAYS start growing all over the top of the silicone caulk. Just ends up being one more thing I have to scrape off with the razor.
Nothing to update on with the Amerigo
. I was out of town most of last week so didn't really do much. Right now there's a huge pile of garbage outside waiting for trash day with more inside waiting to be bagged up. Still need to pull the wood from the floor and a fair amount from the walls. With that it'll just about be time to start rebuilding again. That should be fun.