I added a date to the title of this post because I doubt that our initial round of repairs will be our last! We got a great deal on a used RV, but there was clear evidence of leaks, especially in the bedroom. When we took the mattress out, we saw just how bad the plywood below was damaged and moldy. I still spent the first day cleaning and we ended the day with a bug bomb to reduce the lady bug population!
That night, it rained. And rained. And rained. The next morning, the bedroom was flooded, so we started to dig a little deeper. The ceiling panels in the bedroom were not caulked to the walls and there was water in the light fixture. We took the light fixture down and water poured onto the floor. My husband started to take the ceiling panel down and ended up dumping a whole lot of water on himself. At that point, we decided to take the ceiling and back wall down. That led to taking the useless corner closet and nightstand out, and, with the closet gone, the floor started to feel like a trampoline with worn-out springs. So, out came the walls and floor. The wall panels did not match the rest of the RV, and we found out that was because someone had simply attached them over the old damaged ones. The floor was the same story. Continue reading “RV Rehab – December 2015”