Recently bought a '74 Overlander. So far all of my questions have been answered here doing searches! This is an amazing resource. The issue I'm working on now I had trouble searching for because I'm not even sure what you call what I'm looking for...
I have gray water leak just forward of the bumper, right around where there are tubes coming out (look like overflow vents?) on the bottom rear corner of the unit (its a rear bath model). The leak is quite old, because there is a lot of rusted and rotted away metal there.
First of all, what do you call the protective layer that covers the entire underside? I'll call it the "underbody" for now. And then more specifically, it looks to me that I'm going to have to cut away sections of the underbody to find the cause of the leak -- the leak seems to only be coming after water runs (thus part of the gray water system) and is not leaking above the floor level, so it seems like attacking it from underneath is the way to go.
So, I'm wondering what the standard cautions are for removing pieces of the underbody, and then, assuming I find the problem and fix it (might be other questions when I get in there), how I go about patching a new piece over the repair?
Thanks in advance for sharing your wisdom and experience with another new owner!
P.S. I have no cell reception or internet service at the new place, so I might only check back ever other day or so when I get into town, so, sorry in advance if I'm slow on responding.