I made quite a bit od progress this weekend, dismantling the interior.
BTW tip for anyone else doing this, when you get to the panel over the fridge with the outlets and thermostat, don't start removing each item, just pop the whole panel, it's held in with staples.
Anyhow, I got about another third of the interior removed. The most frustrating part is not knowing where all the fasteners are or of you've removed them all. For instance once you've removed the metal trim around the top of the stove and disconnected the gas line alongside the burners, all that's left is to muscle it out. Hoo-ahh and out it comes but intil its out you find yourself concerned that you'll be ripping some unseen bits loose.
I wanted to leave in place all the trim that's riveted to the wall. Although I was able to do that with the vertical pieces that hold the partitions, when it came to the horizontal metal pieces at the back edge of the upper cabinets, I wish I had just drilled those rivets to start with. Instead I tried to unscrew the cabinets from those pieces only to discover you simple can't reach all the screws, so in the end, they had to come off anyway.
I sawzalled through the sink drain and that was definitely the way to go. I'll be replacing the drain anyway.
All that's left now is the rear closets, bath and the fridge. Anyone have any secret tips on those?
I unscrewed the access panel in the bottom of the closet to inspect the hot water tank and surrounding floor. As Tim suggested:
Originally Posted by tkasten
As far as the soft floor spot by the storage door my guess is that the door seal was leaking. Not uncommon problem. I changed out all of the door seals on mine and no more leaks.
He was right. The floor in there is fine, its just a little spot by the luggage door alongside. The door is a bit smooshed and doesn't close properly. A little duct tape will solve the problem temporarily and I'll have to fix or replace the door for the long haul. I guess I do have the magical trailer without floor rot! If only that smell would go away.
Dave the Rave!