Roof "unglued"

Discussion in 'Roof/Floor Repair & Maintenance' started by Turbulent, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Turbulent

    Turbulent Member

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    Not sure how to describe this one and because of it wasn't able to search it properly. But here goes:

    The roof on my pup has an area where the plastic ( I'll call it plastic) which makes the exterior shell of the roof is seemingly unglued from the wood. There doesn't appear to be any spongy wood underneath (when I press down) and there aren't any signs of mold or streaks on the interior (inside the pup).

    Are these typically glued to some type of wood/ply that can come undone with heat/sun?

    How would I go about repairing it?

    Thanks
     
  2. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

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    What camper do you have? (Make,model year?) "Plastic" makes me think it might be the ABS roof, which had issues with de-laminating, sagging, and cracking.
     
  3. Turbulent

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    It's a 2008 starcraft 2108 model.
    I called it plastic for lack of better term. I don't have any pics that I've been able to snap and upload.
     
  4. mikracer

    mikracer New Member

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    Most likely a Filon roof. I have a similar issue on my Rockwood where it appears the adhesive has failed and the skin is coming off of the structure (not water damage). I did a quick google search and found a post where someone suggested drilling a small hole through the skin only and use a syringe to inject an adhesive (epoxy?) and spread it around to get the area to stick back down. You put enough in to where it comes out of the hole you drilled, so then once it cures, that will seal the hole. Not sure how I feel about that method, but it kind of makes sense.
     
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  5. Turbulent

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    Hadn't thought about that method but like you I'm hesitant to do so. I'll take a better look this weekend to see if I can find a way
     
  6. durhamcamper

    durhamcamper Active Member

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    If you could verify no water damage or moisture (perhaps with a moisture meter?) the epoxy method makes sense.
     
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    mikracer New Member

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  9. Turbulent

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    Awesome! I haven't come around to trying it yet, but will definitely give it a shot.

    What method did you use to smooth out the roof? Im thinking i start "smoothing" out from one end towards the edge (like applying a screen protector)
     
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  10. burtonfamily101

    burtonfamily101 New Member

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    Not trying to hijack thread but I have a 95 starcraft that I noticed that is not flat. It seems to be bubbling inward, But good news I don't see any water damage on the inside.

    How should I fix or is it worth worrying about.
     
  11. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    "Bubbling inward" I need pictures!!
     

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