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BurbMan

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Posted: 05/04/22 12:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Every time I worked on it I had to remove the tarps, take the siding off, take things apart etc to start my days work. Then at the end I had to put everything back together and tarp it off again. A lot was to keep peace with my neighbors.
This process consumed a lot of time.


I set the tarp up like a tent that I could work under so I didn't have to open it up and close it up every time.

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It is totally do-able. I have done the same to my trailer. Just remember that water damage is like an iceberg. It is going to be much more extensive than you originally thought. The walls were built on top of the floor, and the framing is likely to be rotten and need replacing too. Will probably turn into a bigger job than you first thought.


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BurbMan,
Nice setup for working on the TC, looks great!

Here is one of mine. I had a massive tarp and usually could flip up one side for access to work on it. Worked OK I guess. I had many days, weeks where I couldn't touch it for the constant rain.

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Dang Bob that's a pile of work!! The TC tarp did good, that was the HF "premium" tarp and it survived trop storm Isaias! It let me work in the rain, etc. The other pic was when I replaced the slideout floor in the TT, that was January and it started snowing! Went thru a lot of propane on that project!

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BurbMan wrote:

Dang Bob that's a pile of work!!

LOL, it was!
I plead temporary insanity! [emoticon]

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