Just a quick update then I'm gonna drop this thread and, as needed, create new ones on specific topics.
Took a suggestion from a cabinet maker friend and liberaly applied Old English polish to the wood in my Caravel
. While it doesn't make it look new it is amazing how much it improved it (and how much of the polish it soaked up). Flooring: A very complete check found two soft spots under the dinette by the door and, as noted, the large piece of floor that has been replaced by the door. The two soft spots are only a couple plys deep so, for now, just plan to patch/fill them. In the back battery/electric compartment the first layer/ply of the floor is dry rotted but is solid under that, may just lay a piece of vinyl flooring in there to protect what's left for now.
Wiring: Think I have it figured out except for the extra 110V and 12V
wires that are unterminated, nor capped, behind the fridge. Come spring I'll trace/Ohm all the wires before hooking up my solar charging system. Took some measurements and I can safely fit 2 batteries in and still have room to replace the Univolt with a new converter/charger, if I crowd it I can fit 3 batteries back there.
Appliances: The Range/Oven goes... while it may still work it's so rusty that I plan to just replace it. The heater is a replacement, it's a surbuban of some model that I can't get under the cabinet and read the label on. It looks real clean and rust free but... it's sort of a "bandaid" install... only place it's attached to the body is the exhaust vent.
Checked the axle, doesn't look like it's the one with the weak spindle but checking it as Andy suggested... it will still need to be replaced (as planned).
Won't be able to do any more "fixin" until April... but at least it will be warmer weather then.
A heartfelt thanks to all of you here who share their knowledge to help others.