Hi! I bought this 1991 Travel air Camper 9' which is real nice inside, all the appliances work well, it has a a large fridge ( for a Truck Camper) heater strove/oven, hot water, Toilet and shower and Hydraulic jacks. The front passenger side jack was a bit wobbly and when I searched for the reason I found that I could pull the screws out with a pair of pliers. Also found that the tie down eye was very loose.I took a few of the screws out and found that the wood to which the hook and the jacks were screwed was completely rotten including the very bottom of the passenger side wall. I am in the process now to take a bottom strip of the corrugated aluminum off which is about 6" high for the length of the camper. It is joined to the next portion aluminum by one of those double folded seams and it appears that I can just slide the bottom portion down and remove it.
My question: if I remove this sheet of aluminum can I just slide it back into the folded portion of the sheet above or does this seam need to be pried open to accept the sheet below it.
If I have to remove a portion of this plywood wall which is rotten, can I replace it with a healthy sheet and join it to the remaining sound portion of the wall.Are there any special ways to join these two pieces together?
I would appreciate to hear from any body that went through a similar repair and who could tell me what to watch out for. At this time I have not yet removed enough screws to get a good look at the damaged areas.I am mainly asking to find out if I will be able to do these repairs my self or if I should take it to a repair facility. I have most of the tools and consider my self handy enough to do this unless there is special equipment and or tools required.
Thanks for any help and advise.
1998 Dutch Star DP 3558, 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara