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Old 10-20-2014, 09:53 AM   #29
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No problem... Not trying to bug you. Just checking to make sure you're still going forward with this. Time is not critical.
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:51 PM   #30
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No worries, you're not bugging me.

We should start dismantling this week and next if more pressing things don't arise!
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:18 PM   #31
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If you're into it, I may be interested in the leveling system keypad as well. I maybe also interested in purchasing the windshield washer reservoir too. Mine is in shambles. Your LY36 could sure same mine from a lot of wear.

Total parts list needed includes:

Curb side rear leveling jack
Rear left side dummy light (panel next to the turn signals)
Leveling system key pad.
Wind shield washer reservoir

Just let me know what the total shipped would be.
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Old 10-25-2014, 07:36 PM   #32
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Update: It took a few days work, and a couple of dump truck loads of trash, but we are down to just the chassis now.

The superstructure frame was rusted through all the way down to the chassis. As sad as we are to scrap it, I'm more convinced now than ever that we never would have had a rig safe enough to put my young kids in and go down the road.

I'll be getting back to those of you looking for parts with shipping costs in the next few weeks hopefully.
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:29 AM   #33
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We are 33+ hours into the tear down, and just about complete. Just need to harvest the few parts that are being sold to you guys, then someone is coming to pull the engine and transmission, and finally the rest is going to scrap.
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One more final pic.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:04 PM   #35
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Wow!!! That's what I call a tear down. Should have yielded a good amount of salvageable items for sale. How do you plan on parting with all the goodies? Are you going to list them on ebay or something? If so, you may want to post your ebay ID so that some of us can follow the sales.

Take your time on pulling the last parts. No hurry.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:13 PM   #36
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Almost done

Parts have all been removed and I will figure out shipping arrangements after these remains have been delivered to the recycler.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:14 PM   #37
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Loaded up.
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Old 12-21-2014, 03:48 PM   #38
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sv34,
Can you provide information and or pictures of how the ceiling goes together. Our cap had been leaking but I don't think there is a need to remove the outer roof area. How are the inner ceiling panels installed? I have a little interior wood damage and want to replace the ceiling material as it has shrunk and the foam had deteriorated and is falling off. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I can see that all of the walls and cabinets will have to be removed which I've done before on trailers. Just not sure how the plywood panels are installed.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:16 AM   #39
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As far as I recall, the interior Luan was glued to the foam insulation. Getting it off without it tearing apart may be a tough nut to crack.

As I'm sure you're aware, if water has found its way inside, the damage in the structure may be far reaching. Hopefully you caught yours soon enough. The problem is when the Luan gets any water in it, it wicks it throughout the roof and it may never be able to escape. Even though we just had a cap leaking, moisture had been drawn throughout the roof and sat on the structure for years, rusting it completely through before it started to reveal itself inside.

When we removed the fiberglass off the top, it had been weeks since there had been any moisture, but the wood and foam were still wet. The grade of steel in the superstructure isn't all that great, and ours was rusted all the way down to the chassis.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help or positivity, just relating what our experience was.
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I'm assuming that there are two layers of luan, one on top of the framework and one on the interior. I do have issues with the roof leaking and have some soft spots on the roof so I'm assuming I'll have to replace both the upper luan and put a new fiberglass roof on. Not sure of the cost for the fiberglass or even if it is available. May want to also look at the possibility of installing a rubber roof in place of the fiberglass. Initially I was looking at just replacing the interior luan and didn't know if it could be removed from the interior or if the roof had to be completely removed first. I'm hoping the steel structure is not too far gone, but even if it isn't the cost may be prohibitive for an 18 year old mh.
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Yes, that is correct, from the top you have fiberglass, Luan, foam, Luan.

Your problem sounds a lot like ours, we could feel some soft spots in places and assumed the Luan was gone. As soon as the Luan was off, we could see the Luan and fiberglass were actually the strongest part of the roof, and that the soft spots were indicative of where the steel had rusted through.

We first thought we could bend new steel for the roof and weld it to the stringers along the sides, but further investigation showed there was no steel left to weld to. You could put your finger through the rust in most places.

Are you seeing rivets popping out on your caps or awnings, or cabinets sagging inside? Both are caused by the steel these items are attached to rusting out.

Hopefully yours is still repairable, good luck and let us know what you find!
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No, there are no rivets popping our nor are the cabinets sagging. There are two areas of main concern. One by the front cap attachment on the passenger side which I think may actually be due to the awning attachment. The other is by the front skylight which was repaired by the factory in 2006 but now has a crack on the outer flange and is leaking on the inside. That same skylight had leaked towards the oven and the interior luan is rotten. There are many places where the vinyl is sagging but the luan behind still appears to be in good shape. Looks more like the vinyl shrunk over time, the foam backing fell apart and all separated from the luan. If I hadn't gotten up on the roof and felt the soft spots I would have replaced the skylights, resealed everywhere else and proceeded to put a new ceiling in. Before tearing it apart though I need to source and price a new fiberglass roof. From some of the pictures I've found on the net it appears that the fiberglass will not be reusable and will not come off easily. Thanks again for your help, I'll let you know how it comes out.
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