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88lover

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Posted: 03/26/10 10:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here are some images after I removed Filon


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driver corner damage
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Back side of filon
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Good Passinger side (no damage)
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Top sidewall driver side just forward of metal roof
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Camper floor

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Metal nose wrap
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another look at driver corner
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I have a Lance
What was the first sign of this damage.


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Posted: 03/26/10 11:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those pictures are similar to what we had. Your floor does look in better shape though. We also had to replace wood on the sides.


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ctsdiesel wrote:

I have a Lance
What was the first sign of this damage.

when the trim on the driver side came down 1/8 of an inch and when I noticed a stain on the headboard. The holes that the wires from the running lights were not filled. The lights were pop rivited on and putty tape was behind the lights. I would recommend that Dicor self leveling be applied at least once a year and also the front seam. The wood under the metal roof is good except one small area where water got under trim that was not level and the Dicor separated from road flex enough to let water get in. That ran down the sidewall frame from the top.

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Jumbo Jet wrote:

Those pictures are similar to what we had. Your floor does look in better shape though. We also had to replace wood on the sides.

When I put my 250# on the bed after taking the pic's the driver side dropped down about 2" from the cabinet, but returned after I got out of the camper. Good to hear from you

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I'm going to pull my lights to see if I have the same problem
the caulking looks perfect but now i'm scare
thanks for the heads up
as a note both my wings have rotted away but I guess
that's normal

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Yep!
Fox & Lance of the same vintage had many of the same problems for the same reasons.
Yours looks a lot like my Fox looks right now.
Cardboard = bad idea.
What a freakin mess.

Keep the photos coming. It might be a while before I get going on putting mine all back together.


FYI: You might want to check your jack mounts. Mine were rotted out as well - partly because of the way they installed the trim but also because they were held in place by wood screws into wood that simply wicked water into the holes they occupy. If you unscrew them and see rust . . . .rust only forms when there's water . . .


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ctsdiesel wrote:

I'm going to pull my lights to see if I have the same problem
the caulking looks perfect but now i'm scare
thanks for the heads up
as a note both my wings have rotted away but I guess
that's normal

what is your model number? I have blueprints for wings on a 1010 that. I rebuit my wings last fall. The water came from tail lights leaking which allowed water to follow the wires into the wings through holes that were not sealed. If you find yours open like mine plug them with proflex.

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Wow!

Now, I'm having second thoughts.... My $50 tent never did that.

#!x*% !!


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J&S~B wrote:

Wow!

Now, I'm having second thoughts.... My $50 tent never did that.

#!x*% !!
When I was young and a tent camper, I had a tree fall on my tent during a bad storm. The tree trunk actually was so close, it skinned my arm. The good lord has given me another 60 years.

Then there were the squirrls and racoons that ate through the canvas to get to my bread. They were so quiet that they did not even wake my dog.

The most comical situation was observed at Devil's Tower when i observed a goof ball with 3 squalling kids and a bitXX of a wife tryiing to read the instructions on how to set up his tent. He was so mad, I did not dare offer to help. [emoticon]

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