Testing my hand strength on a daily basis....Under counter mess clean up progresses...

Ripping out all of that old carpeting under the sink/stove counter proved to be a real challenge...unlike the past challenges with this carpet.Everything in there was on top of it and either nailed or screwed down or both. Of course, rusted and tough to turn screws and nails that the hammer would not fit under to pry them up. Some areas had two layers of carpet. Grrrr...and those corners...OY vey!!
I believe I got it all, after a few scrapes and bruises. LOL

Here's what I started with, this is after removing the rotted paneling from the back wall. The towel is sitting over the top of the converter. I didn't want to get pieces of wood and dirt inside the vents on top. Removing it was not doable, but I can move it somewhat now.

The fuel tank spout was covered up with a shroud that was not tightly adhered to anything. There was a gap in the back of it that was a couple of inches or more wide. I could see the outside if I peeked under it, here's why:

What a perfect doorway for mice and other creepy crawlies to come in. Almost a royal invite there. LOL

I put a piece of flashing down at the bottom, then put some Styrofoam in there, and finally tucked in some insulation good and tight.
The door is now locked to the critters, and they don't have a key:

I reinstalled the shroud, this time on a bare floor instead of on top of carpeting. Didn't make a lot of sense for them to have butyl tape on it, when it was carpeting they expected it to seal to....??...gotta wonder. LOL It is now screwed in to the wall and floor, and has butyl tape to get a good seal as well. Even if the critters find a key, they can't go anywhere else in the camper. ;-)

I found a carpet remnant in the basement and have that down on the main floor there now, and I am in the process of getting those wires better organized. The carpeting is not permanently affixed yet,it needs some trimming. The back wall is being glued and screwed with leftover pieces of plywood. I am using every scrap piece I have and fitting them as I go. It will be covered with wall paper, so how it looks now makes no diff to me. Use what ya got!
Still going over options to cover the upper portion floor (wheel well platform).

And that's where Diggity Dodge and I are at today.

Take care all.

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Comment by Lakota Wolf on August 10, 2017 at 10:05pm

We never doubt you Tina on your project,, we all know your gonna dig right into it and GET R DONE..

Comment by Russell E Johnson on August 10, 2017 at 6:20pm
No doubt about it, Tina, you are a trooper. I hope this turns into the better very soon.
Comment by Tina on August 10, 2017 at 12:07pm

Weeeeel....the rot on the right side of that window turns out to be bad enough that I have to remove some framing. Not easy by any means. There is an outside aluminum frame around the actual window and it's own frame. The outside frame is stapled to the 2x2's between the window and the frame. I cannot get to them, so I had to pry at the boards slowly. Grrr......
The butyl tape around the window where it is screwed in is shot. So all that will have to be repaired as well.
The good news for the day, I have a closet ceiling installed and the half of the bathroom ceiling that was bad. Whoopee! :)

Comment by Tina on August 8, 2017 at 11:52am

Thanks Lakota, and HI Jimco. :)
I found some more rot around the right half of the bathroom window. I think it's able to be saved without reframing that. It was the luan or paneling that was rotted...so far. LOL
I found another piece of carpeting that I cut to fit on the wheel well, so that's covered now too. Next up is the wall paper under there. I'll probably wait until the weekend for that, it isn't peel and stick, so I'll have to have a tub of water and some time to do that round.
All is fun that ends in fun. :)

Comment by Jimco_W001 on August 7, 2017 at 8:18pm
Tina G and I cleaned out the Yellowstone trailer this last weekend. It looks good. Thanks Tina G for your help!
Comment by Lakota Wolf on August 7, 2017 at 8:15pm

Very impressive,,, Carpet is not fun to remove,, its usually glued down with industrial grade adhesive and stapled every 1/32nd of an inch apart with 4 inch staples. And yes,, the corners are the worst of the worst,, cant get leverage to really get a good grip or pull.. But your gettin R Done, thanks for the update..



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