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Bought this TC 1yr ago and did not know anything about campers. I was in a hurry for a place to stay for a trip that was few weeks away at the time. This TC looked pretty good on the outside and really good on the inside for its age. Roof had been patched in a few places and the previous owner stated that it had a small leak that had been fixed before he bought it.
Wife fell in love with it and the price was right. Did not have any rain here for few months until Sept. One day I went out just to check the inside during a rain storm and OMG, not kidding, it looked like a hose was running up in the ceiling. I new the small leak was no more. Here is a link to the Reconstruction of my 94 Weekender TC.

You will be surprised. Oh, and by the way, by now the wife had become very attached to this camper. Once I got into it I felt there really was no turning back.

Here is a link to all the Pictures of the Reconstruction:

Weekender Reconstruction

Here is a couple starter pictures:



At its worst:



I think this a great tutorial.

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Here is a link to go to the pictures:

Weekender Reconstruction

Been there done that! On a 1999 Lance 1030 - BOTH ends though.

Looks like quality work you did.

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Nice job! Good as or better than new.
Since you had it apart, did you route any wiring for solar or anything else that might have been on your wish list.


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JumboJ,
Thanks for the help on the Link. I am still trying to figure out how to get the direct link to work. I have tried the Direct Link and the HTML Link, but it does not seem to work for me.

No, I did not do anything different/add wiring. Didn't even think about it. You can tell I am a newbie.


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Posted: 02/03/12 09:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Impressive workmanship!

What is that on underside of the cabover in photo 3?

Did you ever consider eliminating the front glazing?


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I am in the middle of one even worse, good luck and dont give up, lots of good info and advice here.

opps, didnt look at the pics first, great work, looks good.

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d3500,
The bottom of the camper bowed down so far that it would rub on the roof. I made up that pillow to protect the roof. At the time did not realize that the wood under the skin was all rotted out.

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JumboJet,

Got the Link figured out.

Thanks

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Great Reconstruction Job! Thanks for posting photos documenting your repair job.

Bob in Calif.


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Holy COW! Great job!!

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