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Old 07-11-2019, 03:41 PM   #1
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Hi all. My name is Joann.

I live in Cornish,Maine. My husband and I just bought a 1978 17 1/2' sunline travel trailer. Needs to be renovated.We are kind of overwhelmed. Where do we begin. Ceiling had water damage. not sure what works and doesnt work yet. floor by door soft. appliances like hood and stove all rusting.bathroom in grat shape and cushion have all been redone. we are in our late 60's and want to fix it up to travel. Dont even know the model name/number. Have paperwork but not on any of it. Any help will be very appreciated. Thank you
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:54 AM   #2
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Welcome JoAnn! Congrats on your new-to-you Sunny!

If you post exterior pictures of your Sunny, there is someone here name SunlineFan (and possibly others) that can help you identify the model. You can also PM the VIN to him and he may be able to determine from that as well. I forget what methods he uses.

We love to see pictures of Sunlines and they also help the knowledgeable folks on this site help you with any questions or issues you have. Congrats again. I look forward to seeing what you do with your new Sunline.
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Welcome Joann!

You have come to the right place for Sunline info. I know this might be a lot of bit overwhelming right now, but we have had others in your place and they have done great things with their campers.

If you or your husband have basic woodworking skills, that is a large leap into fixing the camper up. We can help with the "how to" and you do the work. Pictures go a real long way in helping in these cases. We can then see what you are up against and even see things you may have not yet seen. If you have any kind of digital camera, we can help you get pics up so we can see what you see.

Here are 2 links on how to get pics up on our site.

You can attach pics to the end of a post, or link pics in from a photo server of your own. This link can provide some help on how to do this.
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And you can upload pics to your own photo album here on the forum. See here for more on how to create your own album.Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics

Once pics are in your album, then you can link then into any post or replay you make.

When the time comes and you want to start doing repairs, consider making a new post in the "Repairs and Maintenance" forum to capture your little campers transformation.

Hope this helps

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thank u so much. my husband is a builder and mason by trade so we are all set there. Just dont know where or how to begin. we know need to take off roof and ceiling cuz inside it has caved in the back area. i will take pictures and post so you all can advise us how we attempt this new project of ours.
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Hi I'm in Brownfield just around the corner. I can help getting everything working but you're own your own fixing the woodwork been there. I have a 90 it's a T1700 but it's 17' 11" so why it's called T1700 is kind of beyond me seems real clost to 18' maybe it's only the "box".
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That would br great.
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When r u available. My hysband is semi retired and works tues and thursday so just let us know when u are available to come check it out . We cleaned it all out today. But didnt have an ele rtical adapter in tge right size to test power. So thats as far as,we got. Look forward to hearing from u. Thanks so much.
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thank u so much. my husband is a builder and mason by trade so we are all set there. Just dont know where or how to begin. we know need to take off roof and ceiling cuz inside it has caved in the back area. i will take pictures and post so you all can advise us how we attempt this new project of ours.
These 3 posts can help show some of what you are up against and how to start. We have many more posts on water damage and fixing, but I did not want to bury you in them. When the time comes to start taking yours apart, create a new post and take lots of pics of everything in detail for yourself on how it all was before you took it apart. Trust me, pictures remember all those details we seem to miss place every now and then.... Ask any and all questions.

Since yours is an older one, this post still ongoing by Sunline Fan, can help on how the camper comes apart, it's a 79 vintage
New Project Sunline - 1979 12 1/2' MC

And this one too by Thomascine who is now camping in the camper. I do no recall the year, but it is an older one. Water Damage Assessment and Repair

This is a newer camper, my son and I did, but can help on roof structure, rafters etc. and putting your camper back together and sealing it up. Do not know if you are thinking to reuse the old metal roof or put a new rubber roof on. This one is a rubber roof. A Winter Project - Roof Repair (Picture heavy)

Hope this helps and have fun.

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Omg i didnt think we would be taking the camper completely apart. We thought just the roof and inside ceiling. But I think i found model 1978 sunline 17 1/2 sb. Will take pic tonight and post. Thanks for all the tags to other members restoration. Will be very helpful once we start.
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