You can fix it, if you want - Pappy's MH 2011

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  1. J Starsky

    J Starsky Well-Known Member

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    I went looking thru pics for a hole in dad's motorhome roof, from 2011, for another post. While this is a motorhome, given some smarts, good parts, some construction knowledge, and no fear of failures - you too can do automotive carpentry. It's still matching pretty well after all these years, and he thought the tree killed his motorhome.

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    That is some impressive repair work, that is!
     
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    ... and all while maintaining a ghetto fabulous, under budget repair. Lost eight weekends of my life in 2011. Or, I could have pulled the engine and my Jeep woulda had a V8. I felt strong in planning, nervous at demo, scared I wouldn't finish in the middle, but proud to see him camping in my driveway each year. We did some trim painting after that last pic, but pretty much looks the same today.

    Edit because I forgot to say thanks!
     
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    Just a perfect shear!
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    Dad and da puppies were feet away from that back window.
    Saturn was overload by pulling tree off the framerails.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Great work
     
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    Wow. Nice work.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I am impressed, it looks like it did before the tree fell on it. Luckily your Dad & the puppies were not harmed it could have been really bad otherwise. I know your Dad is really pleased and happy as he should be. Good Luck and Happy Camping
     
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    Lucky on a ton of points from this episode! We just sat back in awe once we finished. You were so close to the project, you couldn't see the trees past the forest, or whatever. Not 100% RV parts used, but the right parts for the right job. There are no books for this kind of stuff. I'll tell you, da folks who built this must have charged by the pound for staples! Like millions of 'em!

    Hardest part to seal was the radius transition from roof to back. I have 4 interwoven layers of wood slats (to make curve), thin green treat sheet, alum sheet, flashing, black window flash sealer, colored siding and rubber mat glued down. I've only had to reseal that whole seam once - after a winter, and some maintenance sealing an inch at a time. Dad calls it all warranty repairs. He'll yell "Open the ticket, need some warranty work over here". Love my Pappy! [:D] :cool:
     
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