Got my 1979 Excella 500 31ft (center bath) little over month ago now for 2900. the haul home is a long story in it self but long story short IT WAS CRAZY and a miracle that i made it home with no issues.
Here's what it looked like when i got it home. 1979 Excella 500 - YouTube
Intended use will be as a vacation TT/Off grid tiny home. So a Full Solar PV system will be a eventuality. Planning to use 12V
wherever possible, Will try to use original gas stove and oven. planning to use high efficiency electric fridge.
Have been deconstructing on Saturdays and some Sundays. i work full time so that prevents me working on it more.
Plan right now is to take it to the frame as the back floor was completely rotted out. The large main parts of the frame seem to be intact and when Jumping on the back bumper it does not give at all. What was rotted out was 2 smaller beams running vertically along the back supporting the bedroom sub floor.
everything on the street side has been removed. the curb side still has kitchen and cabinets and the stove, oven ect. the bathroom only has its counter remaining.
Most recently i remove about 3ft of the rear sub floor. first 1-2 feet totally rotted.
I have a question!
is this how the sub floor was original done? there are two pieces of plywood that make up the sub floor. they are screwed together. the entire floor is like this.