Originally Posted by downtime
I just spent 3 hours looking at NB's project.
ah, you'll fit right in here as time seems to get sucked away quite easily
i would say there's a 99.9% chance you'll have to pull the shell. the floor will be in bad shape around the bathroom and entry way at the very least.
there have been a few people who have replaced the floor and did a rehab with the shell on, but it's not easy (nor is the shell off). check out member "malconium" as i think he did a shell on renovation (i'm not 100% sure) and also search for "shell on" in the threads. there's one or two that are titled "shell on vs. shell off" or something along those lines.
i have a 56' flying cloud and orignally planned to do a shell on restoration but once i got into it, there was no way to leave the shell on and replace the floor. part of it will be determined by how the shell attaches to the subfloor attaches to the frame as there are a few different methods. i'm getting ready to pull the shell as it's loose and about 1 1/2 above the floor, i just need to get a couple of guys to help pull it off.