First time post here… new "old" Boler
We just got a 13 foot 72 Boler
with a plywood floor (not fiberglass). We are just starting our renovation, and when we tore out 3 layers of flooring in the front, we discovered that section of the plywood floor is rotten from the inside. We saw no rot underneath when we purchased it. Surprise – our little renovation is going to be a full scale restoration!
Because our unit is a “front potty model” (no bunks) we suspect the water had leaked from there, or from the old fridge
and deteriorated over time. A thin layer of resin on the undercoat of plywood probably kept the water in and our problem hidden.
I poked away at the punky plywood and my paint
scraper poked right through a wide band where the wood meets the shell. Now that I can see the ground I need to fix this before the squirrels move in…. and can’t quite figure out what to do next….
Does the plywood floor support the shell?
Or does the shell somehow rest on the frame?
It looks like the plywood is connected on top by a fiberglass ridge, how do
I remove the plywood from this it without cracking the fiberglass?
How best to reattach a new piece?
If I want to take the egg off the frame do I leave the plywood on the frame or on the shell?
Thanks for any bits that would help my thinking… and for the wealth of online advice!