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Rear wall rebuild
« on: October 07, 2019, 10:26:16 AM »
Greetings from the Northwet.

I have a 2003 Keystone Sprinter 5th wheel that has water damage on the back wall and have some questions on how to properly rebuild it.

I have priced out the cost of materials for the interior and exterior walls and as you can see from the pic (hopefully it show up in the post) I have removed the exterior wall and some of the interior.  I will be replacing any damaged wood framing also.

The trailer has aluminum framing.  What screws should I use to secure the wood framing to the aluminum?  Should I pre-drill?

The outside wall is secured by the screws around the outside perimeter and the rear window frame screws.  Should I also glue it to the wood frame?

I'm sure I will run into other questions as I continue the rebuild.  Is will be a very slow process.  It also needs new springs (the crap ones on there are flat) and the heater doesn't seem to be blowing very much hot air (never has really) but those will be in another thread.  Fun stuff.

Any pointers are greatly welcome.



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Re: Rear wall rebuild
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2020, 09:29:01 AM »
I am SO HAPPY to have found your post - we have JUST bought a 1998 Jayco 5th Wheel and have this same issue that will need to be addressed down the line. Have you managed to finish the project (I see your original post was quote a few months ago) and do you have any pointers??

Rene T

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Re: Rear wall rebuild
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2020, 12:11:53 PM »
Slight chance youíll get a response, that OP hasnít  been back since that original post. You might try sending them a PM
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Re: Rear wall rebuild
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2020, 02:18:47 PM »

It's still sitting there just like in the photo (although I do have it covered).

I will be picking up most of the parts for it later this week so I can start the rebuild. 

From what I can tell the proper way to do the repair would be to build an entire new wall on the garage floor (minus window) and screw the new wall to the aluminum frame.  I will not be going that route.  I am replacing any rotten 2X2, half of the interior wall and an entire new outer wall.  It will all be done in place working from the inside out.

We'll see how it goes.