I recently acquired a 1961
24' trade wind. I am gutting it.
The subfloor is in rough shape in spots. I have the following questions (I am new so be gentle if these are dumb questions)
- From what I can tell, the subfloor is bolted into the frame from top to bottom, and the shell sits on the floor, bolted down to it from underneath. Is this true?
- In order to replace the subfloor completely, I would need to lift the shell?
- If I were to lift the shell, I would have to remove the inside panels to unbolt the shell from the floor?
- The trailer has aluminum under skin, which I'm hoping has protected the frame but at the same time is destroyed in some spots. The under skin appears to be riveted to the sides at the base. In order to get to the bolts holding the subfloor down, I think I have to remove the underskin. When this happens, I'll get a good look at the frame.
- If I were to go through the brain damage of lifting the shell and removing the subfloor, would I be an idiot not to completely restore/repair the frame?