I knew I would have my hands full, but it’s such a tiny space… There was extensive water damage due to 2 busted roof vents and some missing panels of window glass. I began by clearing as much of the nasty as I could without performing a complete gut job (my apologies, Taco, but you are the first of many and my resources are limited). The camper is a structurally sound, canned ham with “framing” to hold all of the cosmetic parts in place.
NOTE: I’ve been salvaging and re-using as much of the original Taco as possible. The original lighting and hardware is pretty fab and will definitely remain.
The ceiling was a mess. Leaking roof vents created a mulch-y turned driftwood effect beneath the vinyl sheathed surface (perfect for holding in moisture). I cleared the decay. New vents and a weather-proof roof sealant will prevent further damage.
The leaky roof vents formed a tag team with some leaky windows and caused further damage to parts of the walls and floor.
I decided to remove the permanent toilet and replace it with a portable unit from Fiamma. The idea of pumping waste out of my camper didn’t appeal to me, so I opted for a smaller and more “manageable” operation. We’ll see how that goes…
By the end of Phase 1, my spirits were knocked around a bit, but still optimistic. Here are more shots of the interior. Phase 2 will involve insulating and reinstalling the ceiling and damaged walls, replacing the roof vents, applying roof sealant, and dealing with the floor.