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bought a 2002 Hornet camper, was told it had slight water damage, We took the siding off and a lot of the wood is just gone, We don't know where to start


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  • It sounds like the wood will need replacing. Here's a link with a similar problem:

    https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/26403935.cfm

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 20, 2021

    Hello. Starting a new restoration project can be overwhelming. Personally I find a lot of information by Internet searches as well as YouTube videos. YouTube is can be very educational if you can find a project underway very similar as yours.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 20, 2021

    I would take several pictures of what you have with the siding removed and then as Vimarhonor suggested, Youtube the appearance and structure of your project and see what others have done. Since your trailer is older, there should be something very similar to what you have.

    Hmmm, thinking more into it, have you considered taking a look at the other side of the trailer-yup, remove that siding too?

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jun 20, 2021

    here is more info that may help

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwPHkr74i28

  • Dee Dee on Jun 20, 2021

    You can also contact the company and see if they have a schematic of the trailer. See what they suggest, and definitely check out you tube.

  • Maura White Maura White on Jun 20, 2021

    So the "slight" water damage is severe water damage? Have you contacted the seller? is the sale a done deal? I'd ask for some money back to cover the cost to fix it.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 20, 2021

    It may have been sold 'as is'.

    And, even if the seller was aware of the damage and did not disclose it to the buyer, there would be no way of proving it.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 21, 2021

    Well, if you have proof that the seller said 'slight water damage', you can take them to small claims court. Even if it's an AS IS sale, that's fraud. Take pictures and then contact the seller and see what he/she says. Good luck

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 22, 2021

    You could post pictures a section at a time for helpful tips on repairing.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jun 23, 2021

    Replace with plywood then add siding back

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