Originally Posted by dledgerwood
Thanks for this info. Luckily, we have no need of it now, and the wife and I agree that there is a long road ahead of us.
In your rebuild, did you have an aluminum outer skin, or something else? If aluminum, did you try to salvage it or change to fiberglass? Understanding this will have a huge impact on how to begin the tear down.
Right, so the 2000 that I rebuilt had fiberglass outer skin so it's a bit of a different beast. I'm not exactly sure how the aluminum is affixed to the different layers that make up the wall but I guess it would be the same. I know I've seen some work that has been posted about tow-lites with some similar aluminum skins where window replacement was underway. See if you can dig that up and get a look at that, it could be revealing.
Either way - salvage the skin and reuse it as the outer shell. It's already the right shape. The roof is different. The aluminum roof can pit and corrode and I cut away large parts of my own as I went through it. Then with new foam and plywood layers in place, re-skinned it with peel-stick aluminum roof product (same as suggested in the reply above - so what you see on the rebuild pictures is this same product). So far so good on it holding, and I keep an eye on it.