1987 Fleetwood Prowler Lynx 24P

All growed up and got a real travel trailer! 1987 Fleetwood Prowler 24 foot. Little longer than I wanted but price was right and another perfect learning project. 2 roof vents and lots of windows so plenty of natural light!

From 1987 Fleetwood Prowler Lynx 24P

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It has kitchen appliances, bathroom and room for people coming along. Gas and electric tested and working. City water feed, A/C, hot water heater, sinks shower and toilet said to be working fine but haven’t tested as it’s getting too cold and time to winterize. Furnace has never been used by PO and I’ve successfully got fan going and heard gas but spark is not lighting pilot so thinking it just needs a thermistor. The fridge is not working and may just need a recall valve replaced but that fix is down the road a bit.

From 1987 Fleetwood Prowler Lynx 24P

As usual, got a great deal but needs a little work. PO had fixed a water leak in the rear which involved the bunks being removed so that needs rebuilt but is a great storage area in the meantime. When I brought it home I discovered small leaks in the front and proceeded to tear out the paneling to find the source and dry it out. I found tape on the roof pulling up and cracked sealant so I did temporary caulk and duct tape fix that is holding so far. Leaks have stopped and wall studs are drying out.

From 1987 Fleetwood Prowler Lynx 24P

I pulled down some of the roof paneling and discovered a very shoddy roof support patch job. The originals are nasty weak but look/feel to be dry and new 1×1 screwed in for support. Thankfully the vents are new so I just need to replace the rafters and re-seal entire roof correctly.

The inside front had a permanent bed built in and was taking up too much room. I have removed that and am looking at simple designs to re-build a couch/bed conversion again. Will need to consider the fresh water tank mounted under the couch and also make some adjustments to properly install tank. Also the hot water heater and water pump are in that area. The upper folding bunk half has a chunk cut out where it was part of the old bed so I will re-skin that before re-mounting as a cubby door so there’s more storage.

From 1987 Fleetwood Prowler Lynx 24P

Next step is replacing the rafters and completely removing the water damaged paneling, replacing and either painting or staining to kick of the new interior look that will carry throughout! My aunt had some thick insulation left over that I will put in instead of the original fiberglass. Then build the couch and get pads/fabric and make from scratch. Going to be my first ones and I’m looking forward to learning how to do this!

Stay tuned!

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