Wet floor, finding & stopping leak
Oh my goodness. I am exhausted. Iíve been wiping/washing the insides of my newly acquired '82 Caravelle to remove mold. What a job! And, as always, one job always leads to another. I removed the linoleum floor down to the plywood and discovered wood deterioration due to water leaks. One wet spot in the rear in front of and to the right of the bathroom sink and continuing forward under the water heater. I had the windows open during two weeks of rain and maybe that was part of it, but I think not. Inspecting the outside molding (one molding half way up and the other six inches from the bottom) I discovered that there is very little caulking on the bottom molding. So, what do you think? I think that water is getting into the inside through the un-caulked molding. (I assume there is a seam under this molding, or trim. Am I right?) If this were the case, what kind of caulking would you recommend, and how do I prepare the surface. It would be very easy to scratch finish if I used an abrasive, and would take me forever using mineral spirits and a toothbrush. Please make suggestions.
I also need two new tires. Any suggestions on the best tires Ė brand, type, size? What I have on the Airstream is size M+S P205/75R15. The book calls for size 7.75 X 15 ST. Have they changed the tire size name, or did the previous owner install the wrong tires? Is what I have better then what the book calls for?
I appreciate your helping. Joe
Joseph O. Smith
Mt. Pleasant, SC