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Old 07-10-2016, 06:41 AM   #1
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Hello all! I just got a 1989 StarRay T241. The price was right(nearly free). This is my first trailer and she is kind rough! Some water damage here and there and a bit of mouse poop. The history of the trailer is unknown as is the status of all the appliances. It seems it was keep is decent shape until recently, so I am hopeful it can be bought back to life in good time. It seems to be nearly original from what I can tell. I did see someone's handwork in the fridge acesses panel on the outside. Seems they rigged a 110v outlet in there. As far as water damage. My guess is most of it is from the caulking going bad on broken marker lights and one of the roof vents. Surprisingly the only soft floor I have found so far is in the storage area in the very front. The worst damage is in the back wall in the rear bed room. I will be asking for lots of help during this project. I am happy to have found this site. I am a wood worker by trade but welding,mechanics, plumbing and electrical are no strangers to me. Wish me luck! I will try and attach a few pics I have of here. Mind you these were taken by the previous owner to show me. Thanks!!! Nate.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:46 AM   #2
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I seem to attach more than one photo
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Welcome Nate!!

Glad you found us and congrats on your new Sunny!

Sounds like you have some water repair and rear wall repair ahead of you. The good news is , your a wood worker! And these Sunnies, the way they are built can all be repaired. You have come with the right skill set and tools Hiring some of these kind of repairs out can get expensive due to the labor cost. The materials are not that bad, but remember you work cheap! They are truly a labor of love... and once you get to go camping and enjoy those great times, you will get hooked like the rest of us...

There are many here in the club that have done water damage repairs and some building the entire camper from the ground up. And many posts on them.

Pictures go a long way in these cases. Helping us see what you are up against can help better explain then words. When you reach a point of many questions, create a post in the Repairs and Maintenance forum here on the forum and all of your water repair can be in the same thread. This helps you and others in the future.

Here is a post which may help. This was an over the winter project which involved the rear wall, roof and front wall.... This is a rubber roof camper, and I do not know if your 89 is a rubber roof or a metal roof. However the siding repair and other woods areas repairs are applicable.
A Winter Project - Roof Repair (Picture heavy)

When you get to the floor repair, we have many others who have posted some good pics of their repairs.

Hope this helps

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Old 07-10-2016, 01:38 PM   #4
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Thank you for the welcome and the link to the post. I will definitely post pics of her when I get it home some time this week.

I am not to worried about fixing the water damage. Years of fixing old New England farm houses has prepared me well. I will definitely need help with the appliances for sure though!
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Welcome to the forum Nate.

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.... I did see someone's handwork in the fridge acesses panel on the outside. Seems they rigged a 110v outlet in there. ....
That may be standard for the 120 volt AC for the fridge heating element.
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Okay. Just got the camper home yesterday! Here are some pics for you.
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Not sure how to upload more than one pic at a time ???
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Water damage. The back wall is really spongy around the window.
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Sure looks like it's worth the effort. Where in Maine are you I'm near Fryeburg.
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