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Old 04-24-2005, 01:23 PM   #1
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Monte'ing up

We started tearing apart our interior! At Rich Luhr's suggestion, I've started a Blog on it...The destruction begins! Click this link for details...

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Old 04-24-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
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What a great read! Sorry for your news regarding the full monty but I'll enjoy reading about it.
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Old 04-24-2005, 06:35 PM   #3
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Thanks. It's not quite a full monte, but it's a move in that direction!

Today we cut the attachment bolts, Rick cut out more of the floor and the whole front plate dropped off! Well, we now know it was definitely a problem...

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Old 04-24-2005, 06:47 PM   #4
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You are off on a slightly scary adventure, but from the "Tale," it sounds like you have a cadre of knowledgeable and supportive friends in your WDCU. Best wishes! We are looking forward to the rest of your story
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Old 04-25-2005, 06:54 AM   #5
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Thanks for the good wishes. It's less scary than it used to be. My biggest fear was cutting in (and it also gave Rick the heebie jeebies). Now that we've started, I'm eager to continue to all the other suspect places (left side, rear end). Every time we go in deeper, the more confidence we gather. The moral support from the other unit members really helps, though!

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Mary - this is wonderful! I especially liked your diagram of the damage you were talking about - so many times you don't understand what someone's talking about from seeing just the pictures. It usually ends up looking like a big scary rusty or rotted mess. We're in the same boat trialer-wise- it's nice to have someone to travel down the rapids with together! Keep up the good work, Di
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Old 04-28-2005, 09:31 AM   #7
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Thanks so much, it's encouraging to get feedback. I noticed this morning that someone commented that they were confused by my latest posting, so I plan to make another diagram, showing what I was cutting yesterday on my day off. I also plan to repost about putting up the lights in a step-by-step format. I didn't do that last night because my wrists ached so much from all the screwing, unscrewing and prying I did all day!

I think once we finish cutting the bad stuff off from the frame, I think we're going to start disassembling the back. There is that nasty epoxied stuff under the flooring I lifted yesterday, but the bathroom appears to be a bigger, more pressing issue (plus, the flooring there has a slight odor ).

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