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Old 07-14-2010, 12:42 PM   #15
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Oops! Just remembered, I am fat and 65. If I fix it right once, it will probably outlive me *<8o)
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:13 AM   #16
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Couple more questions...

1st, I found TremPro 635 on EBay for $3.26 a tube. Is this the I want to use? The description on the manufactures web site sounds like just what I need.
2nd, I found a small hole in the frame. Do you all think it will be alright to POR 15 right over it?
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:16 AM   #17
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Small rust-through holes are no big deal, just POR15 over them to stop the rusting process BUT also find the leak source and stop it. The new plywood subfloor, properly attached to the frame, will also add significant strength to the whole structure. You are now in for a lot of work, but you'll be glad you did it- good luck and have fun!
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:35 AM   #18
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Cathy, we just cleaned and painted over a couple spots like that. Up front we will be doing some welding.. But if the main web feels solid when you try to stab it with a screw driver, then you should be fine. Also, when cutting out flooring sections, screw a guide piece down to keep your saw kerf straight, it will make mating up the replacement much easier.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:51 PM   #19
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Water heater

What all has to be disconnected to remove the water heater? I have a section of floor under it which must be replaced. It does not appear as though the water heater is the source of the water damage. Any suggestion where to start looking for the leak?
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:36 AM   #20
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What all has to be disconnected to remove the water heater? I have a section of floor under it which must be replaced. It does not appear as though the water heater is the source of the water damage. Any suggestion where to start looking for the leak?
There are two water lines inside the trailer, then the gas line, and possibly a 12v wire.
Note: On our '79, unless you are rubberbandman, you will need to pull the toilet to have enough room and or to see what you are doing. No big deal, 2 bolts, just a heads up.

You could have a leak at the water connections...
You could have a leak elsewhere in the bathroom area...
You may have water getting around/under the mounting/sealing flange of the WH from the outside.
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My husband has all the flooring(carpet included) ripped out of our 04 safari, we originally thought the slideout was leaking but upon removing the sofa, we see mould on the wall fabric under front window as well the floor along sofa area has water stains-no rot. Also the back storage & bedroom carpet was wet on way south last nov. Emptied back storage, removed carpet & total floor rot with a large hole. He worked on it down south & has removed the temporary ply & rubber matt put down & wet again. Not sure where the leaks are but has been ongoing for a very long time; possibly the 2 windows, front & rear? Used a hose but can see nothing. Anyone else had this; i see lots of posts regarding the rr storage area but nothing on the front sofa/bed. New to safari'ng
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Small rust holes can be a problem depending on where they are. Any hole in the top and bottom rails of the main C-channel frame rails is a potential problem. Holes in cross members are not such a big deal. Rusted out or thinned areas can be plated with angle iron.

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