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Lwiddis

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Posted: 07/01/20 02:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you want a 6 to 12 month project, you sure have one. If you want to go camping, buy another camper.


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I own 2002 Fleetwood Caribou and did have to repair water damage.
Good part my MY has aluminium frame. Even it is more of skeleton, than real frame, it does help a lot to keep the repairs in shape.
I also see strange clamps on driver side nose, so "someone was there before"
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Hey, guess the past owner sold you a pile of rotted wood. Maybe you should take it back to him and have a one sided discussion since he knew of the impending doom.
Hope it all works out and you can part it out or repair it, Fleetwoods were known to have too many issues, even the aluminum framed Fleetwood campers had issues with weld failures and the slide outs were not properly braced.
What fire are you on? I'm an EB for a private contractor in the PNW, looks like a slow year again for us. Be safe out there.


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JrStafford wrote:

joerg68 wrote:

Some gently inflated tire tubes between the truck and the cabover floor might work. They would dampen the flex, but still allow movement.


Someone out here in the fire camp actually had that as a suggestion too, I just don't have any tire tubes. The other suggestion was a cheap twin air mattress from Walmart in between the cab and the camper. Although I'm still 81 miles from a Walmart :-) I might be able to buy one at the local Dollar store.


Bicycle tire tubes may help you.

Sorry to hear of your misfortune.

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well I hope you get it home , maybe even trailer it, P.S thanks for fighting all those fires, has to be one tuff job,

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I have a 2012 Ascent that is aluminum framed did the same thing. Fortunately it jus a stress delamination not a structural. I just live with it. If you’re wood framed it’s likely rot related.

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K Mac wrote:

Was this a dealer ? (if so I drive it through his front window) or not I'd ask a lawyer if you have any recourse. No way they can say "they weren't aware " of the problem. Good luck !


Problem is they could claim is was so obvious as to be self evident.


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we all know the saying about buying used. buyer beware well now you own it so hope it works out, open it up and start the repair on a really nice tc.

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Glacier D wrote:

Hey, guess the past owner sold you a pile of rotted wood. Maybe you should take it back to him and have a one sided discussion since he knew of the impending doom.
Hope it all works out and you can part it out or repair it, Fleetwoods were known to have too many issues, even the aluminum framed Fleetwood campers had issues with weld failures and the slide outs were not properly braced.
What fire are you on? I'm an EB for a private contractor in the PNW, looks like a slow year again for us. Be safe out there.


Mangum fire, at the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

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Posted: 07/02/20 07:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Make sure that it is insured and park it near the fire line.
Then run like hell.
Sorry for your predicament.

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