After working all summer on my friend's '73 Sovereign
Land Yacht interior the rains came. Jo Anne is back in Oklahoma for the winter so nobody was there to monitor the place. I found out there was a leakage problem when I stopped in to do more followup interior work. The seller who sold it to her this spring didn't mention the leaks. Most of the new bamboo flooring is ruined and also a little of the new wood veneer on the walls. Before I start over again we gotta find out how to fix the leaks. I have a tarp over it for now.
1. One big problem is the ceiling fan vent cover does not shut tightly. It appears that when the electricians removed the fan for us they bent the closing mechanism. It looks like that is a huge project to replace, isn't it? What's involved there? Can I do that without tearing the ceiling apart?
2. The floor near the door is soaked. Does that mean we need to replace gaskets? Is there a way to be sure if that really is the problem? Where do I learn how to deal with changing them?
3. There is standing water in the windowsills in the front, back, and in a couple side windows. How do I determine how the water is getting in around the windows?
4. Below the front windows there is significant water damage on the wall and on the floor. Can I be reasonably sure this is from the window or might it be from leaks from clearance lights, the windscreen visor connection points or what else?
I'm sort of panicked and unreasonable right now so if I'm not making sense please tell me. I will try to attach a picture of the bent vent mechanism so if anyone thinks it's fixable by bending it back that might help to make a determination. I have it wired shut already in the picture but when it's not wired there's about a half inch gap from being fully closed. Any help greatly welcomed. Thanks!