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Old 07-16-2006, 05:19 PM   #1
Mudmuffin
 
1991 29' Excella
1993 30' Excella
Crossett , Arkansas
Join Date: Jul 2005
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Airstream for Dummies?

We are not new at Airstream, but are very new at tearing one apart

Got a '91 29' and have decided to tear out the MAUVE carpet and put in laminate. We did that in our home-no big deal...

HOWEVER, we now see that we have some subfloor problems up front and under the beds in back.

We've removed the totally composted particle-board subfloor in those areas and can see that the black frame things (what are those called anyway?) are sort of rusted on top.

All the leaks are now fixed so things should be dry from now on.

Questions:
Do we have to remove the rust or paint those things?

There are some small holes in the thin metal under-skin (What's is that thing called?)
Are those holes supposed to be there or should we seal them?

I understand that exterior (untreated) plywood or marine grade plywood is recommended...yes?

Do we need to treat or seal the raw edges of the plywood? ... if so, what?

I know there are loads of experts out there. help!

and what on eartth is an 'outrigger'. Where do I learn the language?

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