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KKELLER14K

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Oh you are in trouble...they did not go to the aluminum frame until 2006...if it is a wood frame....well delam is your least of you worries OMG!!....you got a time bomb!

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KKELLER14K wrote:

Oh you are in trouble...they did not go to the aluminum frame until 2006...if it is a wood frame....well delam is your least of you worries OMG!!....you got a time bomb!



OH NOOOOOOO! Guess it just keeps getting better (sigh) Thank you for telling me. Such a bummer! Saved up all my pennies for a time bomb. Learning opportunities can be expensive! :-(

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Posted: 04/25/21 05:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have done this repair on a previous camper. As folks have alluded, it is a big job but it can be done. I have the skills to do it but it is not fun when you want to be camping.

Be careful using silicon... it is not easily removed after put down. I would recommenced a latex caulk of sorts for any interim sealing you plan to do.

Please post pictures of your camper for us to see... it will help the very knowledgeable members better on their replies.


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Posted: 04/25/21 05:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DO NOT USE SILICONE ON YOUR CAMPER. Use ProFlex RV sealant, it can be purchased on Amazon.

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Posted: 04/25/21 05:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rachael, I found the name of the repair shop. Curt’s RV Service & Repair in LaGrande, Oregon,
(541) 962-1020
62851 Philynda Loop
La Grande, OR 97850

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KKELLER14K wrote:

Oh you are in trouble...they did not go to the aluminum frame until 2006...if it is a wood frame....well delam is your least of you worries OMG!!....you got a time bomb!


Mid 04 if you want to get technical, all 2005's are aluminum, hence the "silver fox edition" that's what it means!


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RachaelArcticFox wrote:

KKELLER14K wrote:

Oh you are in trouble...they did not go to the aluminum frame until 2006...if it is a wood frame....well delam is your least of you worries OMG!!....you got a time bomb!



OH NOOOOOOO! Guess it just keeps getting better (sigh) Thank you for telling me. Such a bummer! Saved up all my pennies for a time bomb. Learning opportunities can be expensive! :-(


Don't listen to him, his info is wrong

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Done a bunch of home remodels myself...If it were me, I would fix it myself, and soend the savings on a camping trip!!...I see this as maybe butt ugly but I don’t see this as terminal...I would make a east to west very shallow cut (no greater than 1/8” to avoid the aluminum stringers) just aft of the front cap radius (on the under-cab), remove the entire panel (which is filon atop of cheap luan plywood), eliminate the filon and replace with new luan say atop conventional 4’x8’ vinyl sheet material from a big box store then permanently cover the cut seam with a caulked trim strip ...The damage likely extends down to the vertical section beneath the cabover as well, but the process is still the same...I see no reason why this can’t be addressed by a semi-experienced DIY’er..

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3 tons wrote:

..I see no reason why this can’t be addressed by a semi-experienced DIY’er..



Yeah. IMHO patient and careful DIYer will always do better job, than professional running on the clock.
Seeing how cheaply most of the campers are stapled together, I would never build it to such low quality.





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Posted: 04/26/21 08:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Geo*Boy wrote:

DO NOT USE SILICONE ON YOUR CAMPER. Use ProFlex RV sealant, it can be purchased on Amazon.


Agreed. Your everyday run of the mill Home Depot silicone is NOT designed to go bouncing down the road. Even the quality stuff that's designed for RVs needs to be refreshed every couple of years. The silicone will just fall off on your first trip.


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