When I went searching for spongy ceilings in that RV I made a point of testing that bathroom and when I pressed and knocked on it, things sounded and felt just fine. Based on the walls having been rebuilt, I assumed they had replaced the ceiling in there as well. Even the wood around the fan/vent looked great, not stained or soft.
My first mistake was assuming anything, and second only testing one half of it....
I was in there yesterday morning removing trim to get ready for new wallpaper and the light fixture on the right end of the celing fell down, just hanging there by the wires and the screws were heavily rusted. Nooooooooooo! Unfortunately.....Yes. I cut into the ceiling paper and found, or rather it found me, a whole section of wet and rotted luan. Removing the rest of the paper on that end revealed that whole end was still wet and just fell apart as I pulled on it.
Funny, how the rotted area stopped in almost a perfect line before that ceiling fan, as you can see clearly in the third pic. Now, this makes perfect sense. That broken up air vent on the top is above there a few inches away.
Damn, I thought I was done with rotted fixings.
Okay, on with the show...It's a small area, I guess I can do that. It's a disheartening thing to happen just when I thought that crapola was all done. I hope I can get to it all. It's a difficult area.
While I was in there I checked out the space behind the medicine cabinet that I removed a few days ago. I'm not sure why it was done this way, but there is a space there like a cubby hole that is perfectly dry, with a bottom/top/sides, almost like they just brought the wall forward for some reason. The air vent pipe runs through the top of it. So, I kind of think that would make a handy secret compartment. I'm going to attempt placing hinges on the medicine cabinet sides, and attach it to the inside of the frame, making a swing out cabinet. I hope that works. Have to make sure the hinges are hidden somehow though....
I hope today doesn't bring any more unwanted surprises. I'm getting leary of walking in there lately. LOL
Have a great day all.