Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-19-2016, 01:46 AM   #15
New Member
 
1978 31' Sovereign
Gig Harbor , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 1
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?

Thanks
Tim Sypowicz
__________________

__________________
TSypowicz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2016, 02:07 PM   #16
1 Rivet Member
 
Cragnomad's Avatar
 
1976 Argosy 24
SLC , Utah
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 6
Andy, what do you mean about removing interior metal? I can remove the interior skins without bracing anything, right?
__________________

__________________
Cragnomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2016, 12:55 PM   #17
New Member
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Nashville , Tennessee
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1
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.
__________________
krdrift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2017, 10:48 PM   #18
2 Rivet Member
 
Gatineau , Quebec
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 30
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..

Julie
__________________
Juliec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 05:15 PM   #19
2 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Pleasant Plains , Arkansas
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeikeET View Post
I just stuck sticking metal tiles all over interior walls. No prepping was needed on mine. I just pulled off the carpet and replaced it with the tiles .. Looks amazing Attachment 271282


That's looks AWESOME! If you don't mind sharing, where did you find the tiles?
__________________
go_lope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 06:52 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
1974 31' Sovereign
1979 23' Safari
Wayland , New York
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,622
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juliec View Post
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..

Julie
Julie,
I would take out the interior skins first. This will give you access to the inside of the exterior skins for repairs, sealing, riveting, etc.
Keep the interior skins someplace safe. Strip them and prime them before reinstalling them. If you get them down to bare metal I would recommend priming them with self etching automotive spray primer.
If you're really handy and can afford a little bit you could even consider replacing the interior skins with new metal. Since it's 18' trailer a 12'sheet would brobably span end to end before the curves. This is definitely more feasible if you're near a big city.
Joe
__________________

__________________
HiJoeSilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leak at rear bedroom wall Kirby Stone Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 15 02-12-2010 11:41 AM
Replacing RM100 fridge....troubles? JohnGalt48 Refrigerators 3 04-18-2004 07:13 AM
What the heck is that switch on the wall??? TRAPEZE Airstream Motorhome Forums 7 09-10-2002 04:05 AM
Replacing Black Water Tank Tamara Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 15 06-18-2002 10:45 PM
Replacing Skins NSMITH Ribs, Skins & Rivets 8 06-04-2002 03:02 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.