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Old 06-11-2017, 07:14 PM   #1
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I joined at the end of April/ beginning of May after buying my first camper then finding a 6" rotten spot in the back corner of the floor. Since then I have been working slowly on it. I exposed the floor then pulled a section of the floor up finding more rot needless to say as I went I kept finding more and more. As I opened the walls and the floor I found lot of soaking wet insulation as well. The problem came from the roof which I have yet to get to. Side walls at the bottom replaced and floor joists replaced. Put foam insulation in the back 4'.
Not sure why some of the pictures loaded upside down.
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Hi Michael1975,

Wow... you have a project too! Great work and yes, keep going up to the roof.

It may help to understand where wet starts and stops using a moisture meter in helping sort out this out.

These 2 posts may help. This one about the meter Moisture Meters For Inspecting a Camper

And this one where I used the meter along the way doing just what you are doing. Repairing a wet camper...
2004 T1950 Restoration Project - (Ugly Picture Heavy)

We look forward to your progress and if you need any help, let us know. Pics really help show us what you are up against when asking for something.

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I unfortunately don't have a space to work on my camper so I needed to improvise I borrowed some scaffolding from a friend and got a tarp big enough to cover the whole thing. This may not be optimal to work in but you do what you need to do.
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Below are some more Picts from the damage I found.
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Picts of damage
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Took the bottom half of the back wall out.
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Opened up and more under the door.
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Is it just me or most of your photos sideways or upside down?
That's quite a project you've got going on. Best of luck!
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Photos are coming from my phone not sure why the load upside down. And yes been working on this since about April. Working by myself when I am able to. The weather has not been too generous especially when I have had time of from work. Now in hotter weather and wrapped up it gets awfully warm even with the side pulled up a bit but it's what I have to work with and hopefully will get at least one use out of it by the end of the summer.
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Thanks for the pics. Your doing great on the repair.

I have a message into our Admin on what is up with the pics loading rotated. I'll let know now what I find out.

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Well today I started to look at the problem area in the roof. From the damage I back tracked all the damage to the rear corner. Got up there today and peeled it back to find. To my surprise more rot.
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Hi Michael,

Yes, that is what water from above looks like. The rot starts up there and flows down.... Your doing well at taking it apart.

I received an answer back on the pics. Glad you stated you were using your phone.

Here is the response. It appears the issue has to do with the auto rotate feature on your phone. If you can figure out which position is it's normal position, then just only take them in that manner so the image is not rotated. See here

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This has to do with images that are taken with a mobile device. Phones auto rotate the pic based on phone position but the forum cannot do that and so the images appear in the real orientation in which they were taken.

The work around for these folks is to open the image on their device, holding the device upright and then resize it - even just a little, saving it with a new file name. That image should load correctly to the board.
Now learning this, I can fix my issue too. I have an I Phone and use it at times for camper pics and I never knew about this auto rotate issue. and the forum. In my case I upload the pics to Photo Bucket (a picture server) and then link them here to the forum. I have the same problem, when I rotate the phone, the phone sets something in that image that stays with the pic. I can see them on my PC correctly after rotating them in photo software on my PC to crop and resize but when I upload to Photobucket the image uploads out of orientation back to it's original taken orientation. In my case, I have had to force the rotation in Photo Bucket to have it post here correctly. Now learning this, I will have to figure out what my phones normal non rotated position is.

For me I think this is to just use the phone upright with the home button on the bottom. Do not turn the phone sideways and do not take pics upside down. At least for the pics I will post on a forum.

Hope this helps

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Thank you John. This does explain a lot.
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repaired the roof rafters then
Had my fiancé asking what she could do to help. Well finally had something she could do today. She cleaned the edges of the roof so I can start to put things back together.
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Today I tried my hand at fabrication. The bottom section of the camper siding had some rotten pieces. I tried to get some matching J siding for the bottom edge. I was given some aluminum a while back so I tried my hand at fabrication. It doesn't look terrible. Still need to staple it in and get some pictures in the day light.
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