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Old 09-11-2006, 11:48 PM   #1
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Bathroom water damage? Worth fixing?

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Uh-oh, there is a 1966 Caravel for sale. I used to own a '79 A/S motorhome, but I sold it and now I'm considering purchasing the 1966 Caravel. The trailer looks decent in and out, except for the wood damage under the bathroom sink area. I will try to post a picture (which I have never done). I couldn't find wood floor damage anywhere else, but I don't know much about trailers. Is the damage indicitive of a rotten floor throughout the trailer? How would you go about fixing the damage? The trailer looks great otherwise, is it worth $2500 with the floor issue?
Thanks and if I can get the picture to post I'll try to post other pictures.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:33 AM   #2
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Caravel, yes!

Hi,

I would sincerely suggest if the Caravel is intact and the skin (outside body) is in good shape and the inside parts are all there, working or not, it will be snapped up by someone! Floors are always a problem with older Airstreams. Weak spot. Some folks have been lucky and been able to partially replace their floor by a section here and there. We did a complete frame off because all of our floor was rotten.

Take a ice pick or screwdriver and poke around under all the cabinets, etc. to see if it feels soft or spongy. If the spot you have the picture is any indication, it probably needs replacing. But, could be just one place. The entrance by the door is often an indicator when you step in does it feel really solid?

Here is my husband's thread on replacing our floor. It is lengthy, but has lots of pictures. Maybe it will be of help.

http://www.airforums.com/forum...mbi-17925.html
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:58 AM   #3
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Uh-oh, there is a 1966 Caravel for sale. I used to own a '79 A/S motorhome, but I sold it and now I'm considering purchasing the 1966 Caravel. The trailer looks decent in and out, except for the wood damage under the bathroom sink area. I will try to post a picture (which I have never done). I couldn't find wood floor damage anywhere else, but I don't know much about trailers. Is the damage indicitive of a rotten floor throughout the trailer? How would you go about fixing the damage? The trailer looks great otherwise, is it worth $2500 with the floor issue?
Thanks and if I can get the picture to post I'll try to post other pictures.
Thanks
Doesn't look too bad, I repaired my rear floor, here is a link to my web site

http://www.balrgn.com/Airstream/airs...oject_2004.htm
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There will always be some floor problems at that price point.

Only way to have a perfect floor is to buy one that has been totally restored with photos of the restoration.

But then you will have to add another 0 at the end of the $2,500 you are looking at now.
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