Post by hoosierpoet on Jul 17, 2013 15:00:32 GMT -8
Unbelievably, I'm almost ready to start reassembling my '61 Airflyte! (I was really fortunate to find almost NO rot whatsoever, it was pretty much confined to the areas immediately under the side dinette windows.) Got a nice, fat packet of 1,000 stainless pan-head screws in the mail yesterday. But I have a question: Do I need to use any type of sealant in the screw holes? I'm using the same size (No. 6) & length as the original screws, since the wood they'll be going into is in great shape. Just want to make sure they can't work themselves loose - or leak. Any advise would be much appreciated!
If you put a vapor barrier in that should stop what little moisture that can get through.
Haven't put in a vapor barrier - and don't plan to. I didn't have any leaks or rot in the ceiling or most of the walls, so what little there was that needed fixed could be addressed by just peeling back the skin and holding it up with a prop. Didn't have to remove most of the skin, it stayed where it was. (Did I mention how ridiculously LUCKY we were with this trailer?)