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Old 06-13-2017, 01:08 PM   #1
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Aloha everyone!
New to this forum been reading up on many posts and found so much help Thanks! I was hoping to find some info on wall repair for my 99 towlight 21ft if anyone could point me in the right direction. The wall is completely rotted. Even some of the steel tubing is rusted and corroded. The layers from the inside out are wood panel, styrofoam, wood panel, then fiberglass with steel tubing as the frame. I need to replace the whole side of that wall and just wanted some guidance because I have dealt more with wood reconstruction...not so much steel. Fiberglass is the only thing that is still intact along with some steel tubing that did not get totally eaten by the rust. Thanks to anyone that can help with this process
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Hi,
I'm on the same path for my 84 Sun Chaser. Check out and search on this sidte for rebuild.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:42 PM   #3
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Consider brasing on the inside to support the walls. Steel tubing would have to be welded or scab in a new piece of metal tubing. Use liquid nails heavy duty to put your wall layers back together just as you have described. Rusty tubing should be painted with rustoleum paint. Do a search on the forum for other towlite repairs. Welcome to the forum. You must take out all your windows and reseal. You tube has a video on how to do this. This could be the source of your water intrusion. Lexel caulk and butyl tape are used in the window resealing. Good luck with your repairs. Post pictures so we can help you.
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Thanks for the tips When rebuilding, would you use styrophome for insulation or is the fiberglass insulation that is used in houses okay? The styrophone seams to make the wall a little bit more sturdy but the fiberglass is more easy to manipulate.
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I've been doing that myself on a different thread

2000 24' Classic Rebuild

That gives you a little look at what one approach is at least.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:30 PM   #6
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Having rebuilt my Classic I would advise you to stick with the styrofoam sheets. Fiberglass will sag and be a mess if it gets wet. Use heavy duty liquid nails between your layers. Cheapest at Walmart. I coudn't get your pictures to show up. Could you make a photo bucket or some other free sit like that. Would love to help you more once I see some pictures.
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yea I agree stick with the Styrofoam.
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Hope this pictures show up... Some reason I cannot see them on my phone and only on my computer.









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