Since we are into vintage travel trailers we decided to try our hand in the restoration of a vintage motor-home, so we went ahead and picked up a 1983 Fleetwood Pace Arrow motor-home.
We started out small, by replacing things like awning pull straps, lights and lost lens. Also major cleaning, being the previous owner had a stroke and stopped maintaining it due to that stroke, so it is in a state of disrepair. We have also made minor repairs to a leaky kitchen faucet and the Nutone Food Center.
Worked to begin resealing the motor-home from leaks, sealed many small areas with silicone, but the major job is yet to come once the weather cools a bit, need to get onto the roof and clean it and then reseal it to prevent leaks with the pending fall weather.
We did start our first major project last week end 8/8/2010 by removing all of the kitchen and bedroom carpet and all of the sheet flooring from the kitchen. We did it for two reasons, first and foremost we felt what seems to be a spongy floor, so we suspected water damage, so we wanted to see how much damage there was, we discovered that it looks as if the kitchen floor has already been replaced once, because not only does the plywood look newer but they used nails to hold it down whereas in the hall and bedroom only screws were used. We hope to be able to unscrew many of these older floor boards and replace it with newer boards, so that the floor has more integrity. Also want the new carpet and sheet floor to freshens up the dated motor-home.