Ladies and Gentlemen! Please give a big welcome to...Blood, Sweat, and ....Swears!!!

"Woo Hoooo!! Yeah, Man! whistle!..."

{{audience applauds and cheers}}

Yeah, I took the shelf/floor out of the closet. That was a most difficult task, I think the only way that could have been installed was by children who could crawl into a crowded 15" space. There are laws against child labor! And, of course, the very last screw in the very back where I had to contort myself and hold my breath to reach...was stripped. Sliced my elbow, (this is where the swearing commenced) but you won't see the carnage...it blended in with the nasty carpet coloring. LOL

Going back in will be a much simpler system in case that area needs to be accessed again.

So, with that out of the way I was able to assess the bottom. And it's bad....as I expected. But! I will trudge onward. I can access under the shower floor now too.

Here's the damages in the corner right back, the mice were probably quite happy there. (no, I don't feel bad about that) Some of that pile is the wood that was removed from the corner to the roof. The big piece of wood there is the heavy shelf I had to get out of there. It was screwed to the walls from underneath with very long screws and way too many of them. It certainly had no intention of ever moving anywhere.

So...on with the show!

{{Fireworks shoot high above and behind the band, Drum beats and guitars blare ear piercing chords...crowd goes wild. ("Is that someone's hair on fire??") }}

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Comment by Russ Johnson on July 16, 2017 at 8:27pm

LOL, yuppers, wire hanging loose everywhere seems to be an RV standard. Glad the floors are solid and the wall you looked at, it helps the attitude to find solid stuff after looking at all the rotten wood.

Comment by Tina on July 16, 2017 at 8:05pm

Yes, Russ the connections look good. The floor seems okay there, so far. The damage seemed to have been concentrated on the wood attached to the back and corners of the camper. The wall to the left in the photo is solid, I pulled some of that paneling paper away and it looks pretty good. The hot water heather is sitting on a piece of plywood that is still solid as well and the two boards supporting that. Maybe I got lucky there.
One thing I will be thankful for is the wiring. Every area I have come across that is rotted and severely damaged, the wiring is still in nice shape. No mouse chews or fraying/corrosion at all. YEY! It just needs some better organizing and clipped/tucked securely. It's hanging around everywhere.

Comment by Russ Johnson on July 16, 2017 at 7:40pm

Good going, Tina, that sounds like a mess to have dealt with. I would check all those water tank connections very well to make sure they are not leaking and adding to the rot problem. Is the floor solid enough? or are you going to have to deal with that also?

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