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Old 12-17-2008, 02:28 PM   #15
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I also agree with Uwe and Andy, what you see may just be the start.
But, hay lets slow down a bit on gutting the patient as a first step.

1) I would suggest a phased approach, drill out some rivets, peal back one of the easier ceiling panels and take a look. Then move forward from there.
2) Not all mold produces mycotoxins, the bad players. But, all mold produces spores which an increasing number of people seem to be developing allergic reactions to.
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have some good info.
Good luck

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Old 12-17-2008, 02:42 PM   #16
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BWH has a real good point. mold needs moisture, warmth and darkness to grow and if you change any one of the conditions it will die.
clean the surface and look behind some easy panels first, and gut last.
might work
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:02 PM   #17
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BHW and Jpeterman

Which is the easiest panel to start on?

The trailer was owned by a woman who passed away 7 or so years ago. The person who inherited the trailer didn't know how to winterize and had no interest in camping so it sat in the yard year after year with the windows open.
I rescued the trailer last spring with the intention of doing a full monty. I have thousands of layouts in my head and haven't picked one yet. I like the trailer called "Edison".

I started to collect the tools I may need to attack the project. Hand tools to a plazma cutter! I don't however have the financial backing to buy stock to begin this adventure.

Thanks for the all the replies everyone...

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Old 12-18-2008, 08:13 AM   #18
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From your pictures I would start by removing the panel that television antenna crank goes through. It looks like there is mold around the round cover plate and along the curb side of that panel.

I would then go for opening up one of the long seams along the
central ceiling panel. This should open up by just drilling out a few rivets.
Good luck
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Wear a respirator with the proper filter for this job! Good luck.

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