Dry Rot On Our Fifth Wheel Roof, What Should We Do?

by Jackie
(Dry Ridge, KY)

Question: Our 1989 Yellowstone fifth wheels roof is completely dry rotted, what should we do?

Robbie: Sorry to hear about the rott. I guess the first thing you need to do is decide if you really want to keep the trailer. What is it worth in value verses the cost of repairs. The trailer will have to have the walls and roof opened to have the rotted wood removed and replaced. Its a labor intensive job and can get a little pricey. I don't recommend you attempt this repair yourself unless your really good with wood working and have access and experience with the tools required.

Wood in the walls may require a custom thickness and the studs in the roof could be arched. There is also the wiring to be removed and replaced.

Be careful and good luck,

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