A few weeks ago knowing that there's a garage with ramps, tools and a welder available for the next six months I decided that it was a good time to tackle the underside of the camper... *eek* Having never removed the side or middle pans, I wanted to be prepared and so I read all the scary old threads with equal amounts of dread and awe. Perhaps the most pertinent advice i read was from @zedders, something about not doing it until you're mentally and financially prepared.... Mentally - Bring. It. On. Financially - *shrugs* so some house stuff has to take a back seat to the vw's, like that's never happened before! Next was just to wait until i could get the bus over there and let the stripdown begin. Unfortunately life had other things in store, and following some devastating news I found myself not even mentally prepared to go to the local shop, let alone face the Pandora's box beneath the belly pans. But time ticks on, i had a big decision to make - could i face starting this journey with the camper with so much else going on, or could it be a welcomed distraction? if i don't do the camper now, then when? Elvis had the answer. *sings badly* 'It's now or neveeeeeeer...' On Saturday, with some encouraging phone calls to get me there (thank you- you know who you are!) I got to the unit on top of the world (it's so windy up there!) and made a start on the bus. A wobbly start but a start nonetheless. Wanna see...?