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Old 09-19-2016, 01:46 AM   #15
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I know your post about removing your inner skins was in 2007, but I'm running into a similar problem with my trailer I just bought (1978 31 Sovereign). Someone tried to redo the walls before me by just skinning over the old walls so I have 2 skins to remove. I'm guessing the frame is going to look like swiss cheese. Do you have a reliable source to get 2024 aluminum and what were your pointers?

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Old 09-22-2016, 02:07 PM   #16
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Andy, what do you mean about removing interior metal? I can remove the interior skins without bracing anything, right?

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Old 10-24-2016, 12:55 PM   #17
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Did you ever figure this out? We have a 1955 22' Flying Cloud and we took out the walls to replace insulation, but want to build out interior with a different material so paint white for a mobile store. Not sure what to use bc I don't want to use shiplapp.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:48 PM   #18
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Removing, cleaning, reinstalling and painting the inside skin

I am getting ready to renovate (gut completely) an 18 feet Travelux. There has been lots of water damage and beleive that I may as well do it right. I am wondering if I can remove the inside skin, take of the vinyl, reinstall the panels and paint it a nice clean white. Any views on this?

Also, I am not sure where to start... should I repair the outside first and then the inside. There is a lot of water infiltration, the belly pan has to be replaced (at least partially) and I am not sure what the frame looks like. As I pulled the dinette out, the floor caved in... That part of the frame is rusted.

Looking forward to learn from your expertise.

Though it is not an airstream, it is a closed cousin..


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