I have removed most all of the interior from the front 2/3 rds of my Caravel
in the past week. I have started repairing the floor. It seems solid, I want to fill the voids left by the carpenter ants/termites. I am using Git-Rot to take care of this. It works really well, very happy with this product. I have some battery acid rot to fix too, but not life threatining.
I am going to have to replace a couple small areas, one by the front door and one by the curbside wheel well.
It rained very hard this morning and I only found one leak. The Caravel
emblem was leaking water. I suppose thats why they had gooped all the silicone on the outside, everyplace but there, ack ! I peeled the inner skin back and found no evidence of any other leaks in the front.
Judging by the condition of the fasteners, the coach has had a bad axle for quite some time. Everything was loose. Some fasteners had fallen out completely or where about ready to. I am glad that I took the time to get into everything right away. Luckily the bolts that hold the body to the floor seem tight still except for the one by the water leak.
Tomorrow I will finish the epoxy treatment to the delaminated floor parts. It needs time to cure and gas off before I can put down new flooring. I am going to work on the cabinetry while the epoxy is curing.
Things seem to be going well. I am trying not to get overwhelmed but it ain't easy ! I am going to make a list and check things off as the are completed. Staying focused on the end result is key here.
While I have the inner skin off in front I am going to install a 12v
porch light. Does anyone know if the Caravels even came with that option ? If they didn't I guess I will have the only one with it. I have ordered a new axle from Andy at Inland RV. It should be here by the end of the month, hopefully.
I bought a new battery from Stefroberts. She is coming right along on her project. It looks great. If all goes as planned I will be able to bring my Caravel
to BG Lake in April ! Thats about it for now. I have posted new pics in the members photos section, feel free to look them up and comment on them.