I have already started the gutting process. As I stated in a comment earlier, it's not worse than I expected, it's as bad as I expected. LOL
The water damage is all on one side, but not so bad that it can't be fixed. I was relieved to see that.
The window on the front overhead will need to be completely resealed. The metal frame fell off when I removed the cushions.
I'll have more pics later in the week, daylight was dwindling fast here. The awning will need replacing, it's old, permanently stained and dirty, and there are a couple of small holes in it above the door. No likey holes.....
I have started to tear down the ceiling tile, but I had to wait for the water to drip out completely. It's going to take a few days to dry, I have a tall floor fan in there to help the drying process.
The major leak is definitely coming from the awful patch job on the roof antenna, if I were water looking for a place to pool and seep...yep...that's where I would go! I think I need to remove that antenna completely. It doesn't appear to have been used in a decade and the arms are all bent and kinked anyway. It's of no real use anymore with the changing of the guards on satellite signals, etc.
Yes, this is bad...but fixable, I think:
First dilemma I ran into was trying to get the crank inside off the ceiling tile. The screws have been loosened and one actually fell out, but this thing won't budge. I am not going to keep the ceiling tile, so I'll have to cut the tile off it to see how to dismantle it, unless someone here knows a trick?. As old as it is, it's probably permanently fused itself in place. LOL I am a bit scared at what I will see when I get those tiles off. Probably won't be any insulation, the mice used it all for a huge nest in the storage area under the seat/bed. Biggest mousy nest I've ever found.
(BTW, if you notice I miss letters here and there...it's the keyboard on my laptop. It has gotten old and picky wicky when I type)
So.....of course I need to name her. She's a Dodge....how about "Baby D"...suggestions welcome.
I am so excited to begin this, there is no time limit...that's what will make it enjoyable. At my leisure, not someone else's time push.
Happy trails everyone. :)