Hey everyone! I am in need of some advise! We recently acquired ( last Saturday) a 1986 Coleman Plantation Series Savannah. It is huge! Now the condition is better than some we have looked at but it still needs a significant amount of work. First none of the cable systems worked so my husband and I designed some exterior lifts to open the camper and will be fabricating something to cover and support the rail areas. But the slide outs make me nervous. I am by no means a dainty thing and quite curvy, Is there cost effective ways to paint on something that adds not only strength but also protection from the elements? I was thinking of coating both bunks with polyurethane top and bottom for protection. Does anyone have any other ideas or advise?