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koden

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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.

Thanks!
Mark