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Old 02-17-2010, 06:46 PM   #29
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The Only advice I can give you is, Go look at her IN THE RAIN. Wait for a rainy day and step inside and lift up the cushions/wood where the seats are. Look at the window seals. Is the floor solid? If it's weak in some places, start there.

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Old 02-18-2010, 12:39 AM   #30
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well, I was inspired. I pulled out the credenza and fridge, and will take out the couch in the pm, tomorrow. I flipped the fridge, nothing happened for about 4 seconds, then I heard it break on through a clog. I flipped a couple times to get it flowing nice. I'm hopeful. and now I'm letting it sit and settle back. I was told to go ahead and fire it up, but I think your supposed to let a normal household fridge sit 24 hours if you lay it down.

I also figured out the drain in the bath was in fact the vent. Sorry,, I wasn't making sense. I will probably put the hump back, just foe the flow of things. It wasn't a complete loss of time, I needed to replace the water lines with pex and vacuum the mouse homes away. Moving the fridge exposed some nasty stuff, and let me make sense of the PO's wiring as well.

I have to check out the super and marine clean.
I saw a restoration were someone had the window trim looking like stainless steel.
I'm guessing they were new?
Are you planning to go back with the J couch?
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:35 PM   #31
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Yes in a way, I found a sectional that becomes a queen bed from ikea. We are a family of four plus two golden retrievers, we need the twins in the back for the little people and me and the wife will be in the front. Planning on a divider of some sorts for the front for more privacy.

I have measured and the sectional will fit. So should be a good plan.
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:06 AM   #32
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I was debating on reusing mine. I really hate to say it, but the couch frame is getting rickety. I'll have to check that out.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:54 AM   #33
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There is no telling what's behind those walls.....
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:09 AM   #34
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BTW the stains on the walls is not water just gunk. The PO used a kerosene heater and there is this crud all over the trailer. Going to rent a steam mop of some sorts to get this stuff out.
Steam cleaning the interior walls, won't do a thing for any deposits that have accumulated within the walls.

It would be a good idea to remove at least a section of the wall where the "deposits" are located, and make sure you won't be hiding a problem.

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Old 02-20-2010, 04:03 PM   #35
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Andy:
It is good to hear from you I was getting worried !!!!! I have been debating taking the walls out or at least a portion. I cleaned a spot with simple green and it came off with a little elbow grease. What could be back there ? Mold Mildew etc..... I guess. I haven't found any mouse droppings. After reading Kaydee's post thats was one of my concerns. The PO used a kerosene heater for heat.
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It is good to hear from you I was getting worried !!!!! I have been debating taking the walls out or at least a portion. I cleaned a spot with simple green and it came off with a little elbow grease. What could be back there ? Mold Mildew etc..... I guess. I haven't found any mouse droppings. After reading Kaydee's post thats was one of my concerns. The PO used a kerosene heater for heat.
It's far easier to pull an inside panel, or at least a part of it, and check for whatever.

It's best to do it where you have all that discoloring.

If it's clean, great.

If it's not clean, then remove the rest of the interior and see everything that may be wrong.

Better to do it now, instead of assuming, then later having to remove all the furniture, along with the walls.

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Old 02-20-2010, 05:21 PM   #37
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Out of curiosity what could be back there......I m a little afraid ? Seriously what might be behind the walls?
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:54 PM   #38
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My inner walls was loaded with mice tunnels and droppings.
The insulation was failed. Some of the seams had leaked causing the insulation
to bunch up at the bottom of the bays, along with being ruined by the mice.
I found burnt wires and chewed wires.
I'm real glad that I gutted it and removed all the walls. There was a massive mouse nest under the tub and over the rear inner end cap.
The wiring for the cigatte lighter in the bathroom was melted and had had a small fire.
The wiring for the light over the door had a melt down. The wiring for one rear tail light had been chewed in half and some of the 110 volt outlet wiring in the bathroom had been chewed on.
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awesome....looks like i ll be removing some of the walls. you guys really cheer me up !!!!
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awesome....looks like i ll be removing some of the walls. you guys really cheer me up !!!!
When ever the interior of an Airstream is a big mess, it's best to know what's behind the walls.

At worst, it could be that nasty 4 letter word, "mold".

Part of enjoying an Airstream, is relaxing with it, along with piece of mind. Assuming it's internal condition, could very easily be hazardeous to one's health.

Do what "must be done" for everyones well being and happiness.

Until the medical profession can come up with a cure for "aluminumitious" which is very contagious, that should be the one and only negative thing that a person should be exposed to, when in or near an Airstream.

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I am going back to crack and hookers it cheaper ; )
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I am going back to crack and hookers it cheaper ; )

That is funny.....

probably true too...

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