There were a couple of paneling sections that had a little bit of water damage, so we decided to replace those sections. Instead of replacing the entire piece, we used a stud finder and my rotary tool to cut the paneling at the aluminum frame.
We bought a sheet of Masonite hardboard at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which was much less expensive than a hardware store. Brannon and I each did a section - measuring it, marking it, then cutting it to size with my jigsaw. We'll fill the cracks in with wood filler after we screw it to the frame.
There was also a piece of particle board by the entry way that was rotted at the bottom. So Brannon sawed the bottom part off, and then attempted to "re-groove" it for the rubber molding to fit back in with some glue. Unfortunately, the particle board was in pretty bad shape, so we just ended up screwing the rubber piece back to the board because the glue wouldn't stick. Ya live and ya learn!
7/29/2015 12:19:17 pm
I would really like to see the replacement, e.g. you put in the new piece of wood and finish it off. Because you used masonite instead of plywood, won't it look different when you paint it? How can you be sure you are not cutting anything electrical? Thanks for any feedback.
11/9/2016 11:44:33 pm
Bought a used 5th wheel. trying to replace the inside walls and a rotted roof. I am sure a lot of the wood frame is going to need to be replaced. Any advice? I have done a lot of youtube and just google information.
4/19/2017 03:58:46 pm
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