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Old 06-06-2018, 09:47 AM   #1
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T-1350 Cobbler Rebuild - Not a Carpenter

Hello to all in the group. In a nut shell I am a disable cobbler at best and do what I can when my body lets me. Here's the story.

Responded to an ad for a Sunline T-1350 camper for $650. Best time to look at a camper in my opinion is on a very rainy day, cause it proved there was leakage inside. Told them I was not interested, Guess he wanted it gone, needed money, or whatever the case, he sold it to me for $252.

Real bargain, well yes and no. But with a little tlc and help from folks like you that have done rebuilds I am certain it will come together.

The first issue at hand is there is a definite drop on the left side with the entrance of about two inches and the wall is separated from the floor. I cannot push on the ceiling and bring it up, so not sure how to go about repairing that.

With that, I will be looking for advice and help with ways to rebuild this little camper but keep in mind I am on a very tight budget.
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Hi Mquaife. Welcome and congrats on your Sunny! You have come to the right place for questions and advice. There are a lot of knowledgeable people on this forum that are more than willing to help.

Do you have pictures? They will need to see what you are working with. It should be fixable they just need to see it so that they can give you the proper advice and information.

The best of luck. You are already off to a good start! You found this site.

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I tried to upload pictures but was unsuccessful in doing so. I will try again
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Take a look at the "How To" page.

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Pics are now on my profile page
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Great! I am new to this as well. The knowledgeable folks will chime in. Don't be discouraged if they do not respond right away. There is a meet and greet coming up this weekend so some are preparing and may even be traveling.
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Welcome!

Congrats on your new Sunny! You did get your camper at a bargain price... And not to despair, everything is rebuildable. We can help with the "how to" and you can use the advise as best you see fit and with what tools you have to work with.

It would be best to take out a post in either the repairs and maintenance forum or the travel trailers forum and post away with any help you need.

You can upload pics direct to a post called attaching, or you can link pics from your Sunline club photo album or link them un from an external photo hosting site. Or a combo of all 3 as you want to.

This pic of yours is a good place to start with your new rebuild.

  • I went into your album, found the pic I wanted to show
  • Clicked on it to make it full size,
  • Right click and "copy image address"
  • Came back to your post, in the advanced posting screen I click the Postage stamp icon and right click again and "paste" the address in the icon pop up box and click OK. Then you pic will show when you preview the post and when you post it.

When doing copy and paste from your album it helps to have 2 window tabs open, one on the photo album and one on your post and flip between them.

Hope this helps

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PS see Tommies post. She had part of what you have. You will need to rebuild the front wall, corners and maybe even the floor and some of the ceiling. The walls are rotted away from the floor so there is no support. Once you get the front and sides off, you will need to rig up a temporary beam of sorts to the ground or solid floor to hold up the ceiling. See here as a start She did a "great job" on this undertaking. Water Damage Assessment and Repair
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Thanks JohnB! You are way too nice.

Mquaife - I am no carpenter either. I made mistakes along the way but this group helped me through the whole thing. They pretty much held my hand through it all. Just listen to their advice and you will be okay. You can do it! And the good thing, you can go at your own pace so you can work on it when you can.


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Welcome! It looks like that trailer has quite a story to tell since rolling off the line in 1984, but I'm sure you'll have it fixed up soon. The extended tongue modification is certainly unique.
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PS see Tommies post. She had part of what you have. You will need to rebuild the front wall, corners and maybe even the floor and some of the ceiling. The walls are rotted away from the floor so there is no support. Once you get the front and sides off, you will need to rig up a temporary beam of sorts to the ground or solid floor to hold up the ceiling. See here as a start She did a "great job" on this undertaking. Water Damage Assessment and Repair


She? All along I thought Tommie was a he!
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Oh, and welcome to the club Mquaife. Good luck with your project.
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Welcome! It looks like that trailer has quite a story to tell since rolling off the line in 1984, but I'm sure you'll have it fixed up soon. The extended tongue modification is certainly unique.
Thank... you mention the extended tongue, I take it this is not standard? Might give some insight on the camper. It certainly is out of square. I truly wished I had the funds and means to tear it completely apart and totally rebuild this camper. Such a nice gem. At best it's gonna be a cobble job that makes it useable for now.
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Thank you

Thanks for the support and advice. I have looked at the post and gaining some helpful hints. I did manage to get the side closed up and at least secured again. The camper will always be out of square but at least it's solid for again. I put sheet metal on the front and once I have it completely sealed I will cover the front with some diamond plate for at best a unique look and an attempt to hide the off square look.
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Thank... you mention the extended tongue, I take it this is not standard? Might give some insight on the camper. It certainly is out of square. I truly wished I had the funds and means to tear it completely apart and totally rebuild this camper. Such a nice gem. At best it's gonna be a cobble job that makes it useable for now.
Oh yeah, definitely not standard. Here's what it would have looked like, with original hubcaps:





Yours for comparison:

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