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Old 09-10-2009, 01:30 PM   #71
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Question Rotten wood/floor Bathroom, oh boy what a mess

New owner,

I should have done more due dilligence!!! Trusted previous owner too much.

All the wood underneath Toilet is rotten to the core, what a mess/mold & little even mushrooms.

Located North Alabama.

Does anyone know any repair centers around Birmingham Alabama for this type problem. It looks like more of a job than I can handle.

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Thank you, much better luck your way than here.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:43 PM   #72
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...All the wood underneath Toilet is rotten to the core, what a mess/mold & little even mushrooms... It looks like more of a job than I can handle...
I don't know of a source in the area, although I lived there for years...

Ya' know a handy man? The main required skills are a circular saw and, well, hummm...a hammer?

Pull up some threads and show him, it's not really that tough for the bath area...all the instructions are here on Airforums! The folks here are INCREDIBLE at answering questions

Ya' know how it goes when buying a trailer..."everything worked when I last used it and nothing leaks..."
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:56 AM   #73
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Try Camper Repair Center they are very close to Birmingham.

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Old 09-13-2009, 11:39 AM   #74
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Need pics of 72 31 ft soverign rear frame

I need to see pics of the frame of a rear bath 31 ft soverign. i have some rot around the back edges. Curious about frame and how i need to plan patches.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:25 AM   #75
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Try Camper Repair Center they are very close to Birmingham.

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Sonny at Camper Repair, Montivallo referred me to a Colonial RV in Birmigham. He says they are reliable, know airstreams. Do you by chance know anything about them? Guess I plan to take it into them for service/repairs.
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:29 PM   #76
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The tile is glued down, the caulking is dry and UPS delivered the new toilet...

We are getting close! 5 days to the first outing , its looking like a mini rally with Mrs HiHo wanting to take BOTH Airstreams camping this weekend.

On edit: I spent yesterday re-keying the deadbolt - everyone should try that for themselves...ONCE!
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Is there a certain brand of deadbolt to use, or can you just go to Home Depot/Lowe's and buy whatever deadbolt there?
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:06 PM   #78
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Is there a certain brand of deadbolt to use, or can you just go to Home Depot/Lowe's and buy whatever deadbolt there?
My deadbolt is an insert in the handle portion mounted to the shell just fwd of the door. It's too dark for a good photo so here comes the text...

I removed the inner door frame, a dozen rivits from the inner skins near the latch, peeled back the skin, drilled out the 3/16 rivits attaching the deadbolt to the main door frame, hacked away 1 pound of vulcum from the backside of the handle, removed the allen bolts and slid the OEM Schlage lock assembly out of the door handle.
THEN-
I tumbled thru a box of old keys until I found one that would fit into the lock (obviously not lucky enough to have it actually UNLOCk the darn thing...). Some internet browsing showed me how to "shim" the lock open and pull the tumbler pins out (sproing and they fly everywhere). Out of the 5 pins, 3 could be rearranged to fit my new key and 1 was long enough to be filed down for a new fit. 1 was just left out . Reassembly is the reverse process except for getting all those tiny springs to play nice...
I know that several sources will sell a new key and tumbler set but what would be the fun in that!
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Talking Done!

Tonight I completed the toilet install, bringing me to a re-assembled 34'!

There is still a long list of items to fix/update/blah blah blah but basically I am done with the floor portion and this thread.
I'm going to continue the updates on my main thread

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html

I will add details to this thread as they pop up so feel free to continue using it.

Thanks to all the folks that posted, PM'd and 'thanked' during the last month, y'all really did help!

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Blush...

Ok, I'm gonna toss out some info from the Dark Side...

We also own a SOB

All of us 'Streamers fuss and cuss when a leak wipes out the floor...

Guess what happens to a SOB?

Beyond gross, the wall studs rot and then get shorter. The biomass of wood is enough to support alien life forms

And we also fuss about sealing...try it on corrugated sides

The only thing that makes me smile is the fact that the SOB is on blocks at the weekend property and the 'Stream is on the road!
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"While I'm Here"...
I'm adding a panel to prevent body separation. A few of the forum members have had issues with newer well-traveled units and the front body panels splitting. This isn't an issue on the older trailers since there was a metal verticle panel on the frame that was rivited to body.

This insert is riveted to the outer skin and bolted to the frame.

I have a 91 34' but not the front end floor problems...yet. Is it worth the required extra work adding the panels if there is no other reason to open the front up?
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I have a 91 34' but not the front end floor problems...yet. Is it worth the required extra work adding the panels if there is no other reason to open the front up?
Hummm....that's a tough one.
If i was going to tow a few times a year, to local spots, I'd probably just monitor it. We trave a pretty good bit (8,100 miles last year) and seldom stay for more that a couple of nights in the same spot. Based on that and the fact that its not really hard to add the plate...I'd add it.
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Hummm....that's a tough one.
If i was going to tow a few times a year, to local spots, I'd probably just monitor it. We trave a pretty good bit (8,100 miles last year) and seldom stay for more that a couple of nights in the same spot. Based on that and the fact that its not really hard to add the plate...I'd add it.
OK - once I fix the rear floor I'll move forward!
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Maybe we should start a rotten floor club. . .I'm just saying, I don't think we would have any trouble finding members.
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