We have a 1965 Aloha 15' trailer that we lovingly named Lulu.  She is functional and in the 2 1/2 years we have had her, she has gone all over Washington state, plus Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, & Montana, but she really does need some reconstruction.  I believe that some of her support structure has dry rot.  I really need to take off her aluminum siding to check, but here is my problem; what happens if I damage the siding?  Is there a way to replace it and how do I find out?

I am a novice at best and I have been reading a lot of blogs about how to replace the framing but they never talk about replacing damaged siding.  I am terrified to start if I won't have any skin to put back on her.  

I would really appreciate advice or point me in the direction of other resources for RV remodeling.

Thank you so much in advance for your help.


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Hi Alissa , you can do it, be careful in taking it off. you need to take iT off in the reverse maner as it was installed.when you get to the siding go up under it and pry up the staple a little then pull it out with a pair of dikes or plyers . you need to start at the bottom and work up . lay it flat on the ground . but if you do need a piece of metal then it can be made on a brake . the newer metal is harder to fab but the flat siding isn,t . if you need to paint match then take a piece of siding and they can match the faded color. good luck Ron




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