Ceiling is water damaged. During the repair I had a customer offer to buy the trailer as is and finish the job himself, so that's what I did.
Date(s): October 11, 2009. Album by Dan Hellier. Photos by Dan. 1 - 73 of 73 Total. 1516 Visits.
1 October 11, 2009. Day one. Trailer is shored and stabilized to begin repair.
2 Water damage R/H front corner, as seen looking through to back side of overhead cabinet.
3 same as last picture
4 Bathroom ceiling
5 Bathroom ceiling above shower.
7 You can't see it here, but there is some soft wood, just adjacent to the air conditioner.
8 Inside the front cabinet above the kitchen sink.
9 Forward small cabinet removed, shows buckling in left corner.
10 Earlier seen r/h damage, no shown with cabinet removed.
13 October 17, 2009 Starting to remove the ceiling from the bathroom. The vinyl is still attached to the lowest layer of the plywood above, which is just coming apart in layers.
14 First look at the bottem layer of the plywood, seperated from the next layer.
15 Kind of hard to see here, but this wood is actively wet, not just moisture, but sopping wet.
16 This is above the bathroom ceiling. This is the upper piece of plywood (top or sandwitch) that the rubber liner glues to and top and the styrofoam glues to on the bottom. Here you see how the upper piece of plywood is wet and sagging. It's magnified in the next picture.
18 Once again, in the picture you can't tell just how wet this wood is. You can kind of get an idea if you look at the three different shades. Dry, damp, wet.
19 Here you can see a little better the water that was literally running down this ply after I removed it.
20 Here you see an upper layer of the plywood where it is glued to the styrofoam. Every square inch of this ceiling is glued in. (Sandwich construction)
21 Here you can see the styrofoam, the middle (meat) part of the sandwich.
22 Another piece of wood where styrofoam stuck to it while I pried it off.
23 Here's the big problem. The roof liner and the entire sandwich is sagging. This water puddle is at least an inch deep. This is a real issue. This is only going to grow and sag more with time until the roof finally colapses.
24 This angle, is a little harder to see the depth of the water. However, what you can see, is how concave the roof is becoming, and you can almost predict how it will grow more and more as more water gets trapped in it.
27 October 21. Starting to open up the front area where the ceiling is sagging.
28 So far I see rot all the way back to the door.
29 Wow, the whole sandwich cracked. This is where the worst of the sag was.
31 Here you catch a glimpse of the upper layer of plywood that makes up the top of the sandwich. It is rotted all the way through as well.
32 Here you're actually looking at the bottom side of the rubber roof.
33 More rot of upper sandwich, directly under rubber roof.
34 Still following the rot back past the door.
36 I'm using my "dead men" to keep the liner from sagging in the event of rain.
39 Still more rot to the side of the air conditioner.
40 Rot inside the kitchen cabinet.
41 The big picture looking backward. I still have more rot to remove, the existing opened area over to near the centerline of the trailer.
42 November 29, 2009. After a long respite, I'm slowly getting back to this trailer after working many others. Here the initial piece of 1/8 paneling is cut and placed over the two beams and up against the rubber liner.
44 Here a 1x2 is anchored into the aluminum beam so that the cross beam structure can be tied in.
45 January 30, 2010 Back in the saddle again. O.k., after a long break, here we go with the repair. Here are the oak cross members that will be supporting the roof.
54 This is a temporary brace for now. There will be a permanent brace in this location after the new ceiling is put in.
55 Pictures added 2-14, 2010
61 Bathroom is on left behind kitchen
63 That's the bunk on the upper right where the saw is.
67 Dinette area, folds down into a twin size bed.
68 couch folds out into a little bigger than twin size.
69 This whole repair is ready to be closed up. Just needs 1/8 inch panels cut to size, stapled / glued and painted.
71 All this area is fine, just needs to also be covered with 1/8 panels and painted.