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Wood rot repair / corner separation...
« on: October 05, 2009, 08:47:31 PM »
I noticed that the rear left corner of my 2000 Palomino is starting to separate due to wood rod/screw failure. The wood screw that goes in from the side is falling out due to the wood it screws in to being rotted. As a result, the corner is starting to separate and is not making me happy.

Damn.

Having no idea as to the construction of pop-ups, I'm clueless as to how to repair this.

I'll post a picture tomorrow and would appreciate any and all help!




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Re: Wood rot repair / corner separation...
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 12:27:29 PM »
Sounds like you're in for a bit of a rebuild.  Post some pics.  From what I've seen from others, you'll most likely need to remove the rear wall of your Pal to get to the rotted wood.  If you're lucky your floor is still solid.  I'm sure others who have done this will chime in. 
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Re: Wood rot repair / corner separation...
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 06:47:00 PM »
OK, here's what's going on. This pic shows the separation. Notice the screw pulling out and the gap between the aluminum.



This is what it should look like:



I have no idea how to proceed or how to pull the back wall. Is this the kind of repair an RV dealer can do?
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Re: Wood rot repair / corner separation...
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 08:50:54 AM »
A dealer would probably do it but at $90/hr it wouldn't be worth it (for me anyways).  I'd start by removing the corner trim piece so see what's under there and, if the rear wall is rotted I'd remove it and rebuild it.  These campers are built simply (outer skin, thin plywood, 2x2s, interior paneling).  You'll probably have to unscrew the interior cabinets first, then remove the spare tire and go from there. 
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Re: Wood rot repair / corner separation...
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2009, 09:06:14 AM »
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Re: Wood rot repair / corner separation...
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2009, 07:40:58 PM »
A dealer would probably do it but at $90/hr it wouldn't be worth it (for me anyways).

Thanks.

I'm done camping for the year, so this'll be my winter project!

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Re: Wood rot repair / corner separation...
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 04:17:57 PM »
Check out this thread for the rot and water damage I am repairing. Repair involved duplicating the walls. They are made of 1X2 framing sandwiched with two sheets of luan with a foam core.
http://www.popupportal.com/index.php?topic=17999.msg178067#msg178067
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Re: Wood rot repair / corner separation...
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010, 09:55:35 AM »
I have an old starcraft that was redone by the previous owner due to water damage, my corners were not secure and I simply took small black of two by four place them in the corners of the box (barely noticeable) and drove long screws in from the outside, corners aresecure now and as I said you barely notice. Its a quick fix.

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Re: Wood rot repair / corner separation...
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2010, 12:06:45 PM »
Cool.  Bringing up an old thread.  I had to replace my entire upper "wood" part of my wall with a 1x8 red oak plank.  I will never have this problem again.