Post by ladywendolyn on Feb 24, 2014 23:07:36 GMT -8
So Penelope has been inspected, countless lists made, and the search for parts and supplies has begin. In the mean time her broken windows have been covered up with plastic, and she has been wrapped in a tarp until the weather breaks. We did have some good news… I had noticed that although Penelope has many leaks around her sides, there were no water marks on the ceiling. My husband confirmed after going up the ladder, that for some reason the roof is in good shape. Also, I have included a couple of photos of the "caulking" job that one of her previous owners did to the sides of the trailer. I don't know if this is common.. but what a mess! Perhaps some of you have seen worse? It is ironic how These trailers go through years of neglect and abuse, and then get only the best of treatment and care
That is good news about your roof. And I've never seen anything exactly like that caulking job! Wow, that is a mess. I see scraping and cleaning in your future. But we have seen many various attempts to stop the leaks, including someone who folded and attached over 30 license plates over the seam. Do you have a roof vent? If not, that could be a reason your ceiling is in good shape. That seems to have been the major culprit for most of us and the source of my biggest leak!
My little piggy is tarped, too. I'm so tired of taking the tarp off on the rare sunshiny days only to have to put it back on!
SusieQ Keep the faith one of these days you will be wish for some cooler weather.
NEVER! I just got back from 8 days in Puerto Rico. It was paradise. I even researched the RV parks there just in case I want to move there Snowflakes falling now. Glad I wrapped her up good last night! More real snow on the way tomorrow.
Sorry Lady, didn't mean to hijack your thread, it's just that I totally identify with the tarp!
Post by ladywendolyn on Feb 25, 2014 14:08:03 GMT -8
Thats OK I'm leaving in the morning for a two week south Caribbean cruise. I'm hijacking my own thread, because I totally identify with escaping the cold! We are still having -43 this week so I am soo out of here!
"I don't care how much it cost, I don't care how long it takes. It's a dream and I am doing it right"
When you start to scrape that stuff off you will most likely be wondering why bondo won't work well when this stuff is next to impossible to remove LOL...... Have a great trip and bring us some photos.
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can, The courage to strip the parts off the ones I can't, And the wisdom to know the difference...