The next leg of this journey to rebuild while trying not to actually take it apart ! From the start I wanted to be able to continue to use the camper without months of down time. concentrating on  a small piece at a time so each section could be tackled and finished in a couple weeks and not months. It was a good theory, but it harder to refurbish this way. But I'm committed to it now.

The kitchen cab and sink stick out into the walk way and take up precious floor space. I am rebuilding the cab to follow the wall, removing 18" of the furnace cab which used to be part of a dinette I already took out, and repositioning the sink directly next to the stove. The area over the furnace that was a seat will now be additional counter top and 2 drawers underneath. I will not lose any counter or storage space and gain floor area with a wider hallway from the rear to the front.  If you eyeball along the front of the stove, that line will cut across half of the sink and extend past the furnace, still giving me enough clearance.This counter sticking out into the hallway has irritated me since we bought this thing. A total waste of the limited space in here.

Of course now I'm finding more dry rot and buckled walls. Not enough support to rebuild cabs and counters so more comes down! New plywood going up for something solid to fasten to.

And surprise, more rot !"Captain, I found the warp core" Whats the worse that could happen ?

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Comment by Leah on May 20, 2013 at 8:53pm

WOW! It looks like colored spaghetti! LOL! Well, you could paint over the dry rot and just make it blend in...I would of done the same thing about taking out that area...isn't amazing how we get ourselves into these messes! :0)



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