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Jim/Alona

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We have a 1990 Sun Clipper motorhome that we are fixing up. Around the rear wheels the trim is missing and the wood is rotten. I can't get my pictures copied or attached (too big) in this post so if you'll email me I can send them to you. We don't know where to find the trim or how to replace the rotten wood.

Jim & Alona traveling with River, Rocky & Indy.

Our home, a 33' 1988 Southwind which we love!

 

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If you up load your images to Photobucket or the like , they'll resize them to 640x480 ( nice size for forums ) automatically , if you choose . Or you can manually resize them , once up loaded . The Photobucket account is free .

 

As for the trim , you might check with some of the RV salvage yards . Just Google for contact info .

 

The wood will likely have to be cut out to good wood and the rotten replaced with treated wood .

If the rotted area isn't too large , you might be able to utilize a wood rot treatment like : http://www.rotdoctor.com/

Goes around , comes around .

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If you are in the Phoenix area, there is an rv recycler/wrecker there that has mostly old stuff. A google search should find them.

Roy

 

2011 GMC 3500 SRW CC, SB, Duramax/Allison
2008 HitchHiker LS 29.5 FKTG, 7000lb axles, Glide Ride, HD brakes, dual pane windows, 40" Panasonic, Magnadyne HTS, PD surge protector, etc.
Mods: 5 gal pressure tank, Motosat dish, plumbing reworked, inside steps storage, SeeLevel tank gauges, Rear view camera, major changes to basement.

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Replacing the rotten wood is going to take some skill. Basically you start removing "stuff" until you get to solid material. Then you fabricate the missing pieces and build it back. Wood working, metal working (cladding or skirting), electrical may be involved, plumbing, lots of rusty/missing fasteners, it all depends in how extensive the rot is. Hint: It is ALWAYS more extensive than it appears on the surface. Don't know your skill level in these matters, but judging from your post you may be in over your head. Find someone who knows what they're doing and see if you can make an arrangement where you can do some of the work yourself under their guidance.

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