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Old 05-07-2018, 10:30 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

Just picked up a 2806C for a great price due to water damage. I will be doing a complete gut and redo in the upcoming months. This will be my first camper project and I will post pics and updates if anyone is interested.

The 2806c only sleeps 4 and I'm going to try to make it fit at least 6. Not sure how that is going to work yet, but we'll see.

Thanks to this forum before purchasing I read the checklist and found all the issues. The owner just left it sitting for a few years and didn't use it or take care of it.

If anyone has any suggestions please keep me posted. I will be calling JR Trailer for all parts as well as Midget. Thanks again for posting great info that saved me thousands of dollars!

I look forward to a great build and some camping fun later this year.
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:54 AM   #2
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Best of luck, and welcome to the forum.
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:59 PM   #3
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Many of us on the forum have done extensive repairs. We are here to answer any questions and help in any way we can. We love updates and pictures. Also many of the parts you will need can be sourced for other places than the one you mentioned. Also cheaper. Keep us posted. How is your roof?
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Many of us on the forum have done extensive repairs. We are here to answer any questions and help in any way we can. We love updates and pictures. Also many of the parts you will need can be sourced for other places than the one you mentioned. Also cheaper. Keep us posted. How is your roof?

I havent stripped it down yet but I think there may be a leak from the a.c. or roof vents. There are no visible hole in it and seems very sturdy since I was walking on it to put on the tarp. The roof is aluminum and the sides are fiberglass. There is 1 hole in the rear fiberglass above the the window and a small crack in the front that also needs to be repaired. I think the biggest problems are the window openings. I'll find out more once I start gutting it.

I'm going to gut the entire thing either way. All the appliances a.c., water heater works but the heater didn't turn on. This is my first camper ever so I still havr lots to learn and looking forward to everyone's advice.

I'll take lots of pictures and maybe some video of the renovation. If there is anything in particular you're interested in, let me know and I'll make sure to get some extra shots for you.

These are the things I know Im going to need.
1. A 48" dinnette benches and table that converts to sleeping area.
2. Bunk bed drop down platform that comes standard in most of these Hi Lo campers.
3. Window seals and the main deal that goes around the part that drops down.
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I saw this the other day.

https://columbus.craigslist.org/rvs/...568620123.html

You might find some parts from this poor guy.
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I saw this the other day.

https://columbus.craigslist.org/rvs/...568620123.html

You might find some parts from this poor guy.
Thanks for the info.

I called him and he is checking to see if the trailer has the dinette. He is not sure of the length but from the pics posted, the layout is very similar to mine. I plan on getting rid of the queen bed altogether and making a U shaped seating area that converts to a bed and hopefully I can find the bunk bed platform hardware at least to put above it.

Not sure how tough it would be to move the current kitchen area to the side to the trailer and putting in a couch....we'll see when I start taking things apart. Thanks again for the info.
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That's scary! Very similar to my unit. I'd really like to know how/why this happened. We can only guess, I guess.
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That's scary! Very similar to my unit. I'd really like to know how/why this happened. We can only guess, I guess.
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You're right Tree climber, he told me a tree fell on it. He bought it that way thinking he was going to fix it, but got overwhelmed with the amount of effort he had to put into it and got unmotivated and gave up so he's parting it out.
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The first thing I would do is safely get up on the roof. Do a good inspection. Remove AC unit and slide over onto some board on the roof. Check all vents and use Dicor self leveling caulk as needed. Coat your aluminum roof with the coresponding material. Take the AC shroud off and clean the unit up. Then I would work on the inside. When you remove your windows you will be able to see a snap shot of the wall layers. Not all units come with the drop down bunk. If you have cabinents on the upper side back then you would not have the bunk. Look in the library for a layout of your year and model. Don't give up on the heater until you do a thorough work up on it. Is your propane tank full and turned on. Light your stove and let the burners run for a while to get the air out of the line. Could be you need a new thermostat. Lexell caulk is what you want to use around your exterior windows. This can be bought at ACE Hardware or on line. UTube has a video on how to remove the windows and reinstall.This should keep you busy for a while. Check caulking on the entire exterior. Tail lights can be a source of leaks.
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I checked out the bent HiLo on the Columbus,Ohio listing. My best guess is a tree came down on this HiLo. Hopefully you can get some good parts from this. Sometimes parts are sourced from the boating people at West Marine. Hopefully this HiLo owner had insurance on his rig.
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