After a year or two of reading the great articles here, Im jumping in with both feet with my 1976 27' Tradewind. Gutted the interior, started removing the rotten plywood floor from the rear and making my way forward. Carefully cutting plywood around the bolts that hold the floor to the frame, using a multi cutting tool. The bolts on the outer edge, I ended up using a reciprocating saw and cut the rusted nut and bolt off and then punched the remaining bolt up into the inside of the trailer. The plan is to remove the floor, remove the belly pan, remove all of the holding tanks and then start the process of inspecting the frame. So far from what I can see, the frame looks to be in pretty good condition. Yes there is the frame rust at the rear but I'm hoping its just surface rust, we will see. The fender wells seem to be a bit tricky to remove, I have drilled out all of the rivets on the outside and the screws from the inside but the outer trim still seems to be stuck on there and I don't want to put to much force on it and bend something.
Think Ill stick to removing the floor for now and see if I can get a better look at the wheel wells after that. Im going to try and post some pics, first time so ?