Interior Roof

Discussion in 'Roof/Floor Repair & Maintenance' started by gasmater, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. gasmater

    gasmater Member

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    Hey, just bought an 1984 Cole PU and it is in need of a new roof on the inside. Any suggestions? I bought it from an impound lot and have been fixing it up. Spent a few bucks already, but looking for a cheap fix.
     
  2. Yellowkayak

    Yellowkayak Popups.....when sleeping on the ground gets to you

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    Wall Paper!!!!! Maybe. i just don't know of anything that will stick to the existing ceiling....is there a ceiling? If not then you can put in some stiff foam board and put wall paper on that. Foam board will provide a bit more incellation.



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  3. Turner68

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    We are working on our 87 Coleman right now. It was pretty gross inside. We ripped out all the old ceiling. It was some paneling and some foam. It was quite a job. We replaced the foam with some foam board we got at Home Depot and then some wall board we found at Lowes. Repainted the trim and it looks like new. I have our before pics up, I haven't taken after shots yet we just finished it. Now I am working on a new countertop and cushion covers. Goog Luck!

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  4. gasmater

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    Do they make a flexiable foam board? It's been worked over and its down to the luan wood. It's missing in spots and the old wood is falling apart
     
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    Not sure about the flexible foam board. We bought foam with foil on one side and some type of paper on the other. They had several types to choose from, we just tried to match what we took down the best we could.

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    i have the same problem and am about to rip down my sagging ceiling. i've seen some FRP board used for ceilings. its the ceiling board used for the new RV's.

    Any suggestions on ripping down the roof?
     
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    cauduro what is FRP board and where can I get it?
     
  8. cauduro

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    its a very thin board made out of plastic. if you look at any new RV's or 5th wheels ceilings. I've also seem the KOA use then on their washroom walls. Home depot carries it in white only but i need an off-white. i'm guessing the RV/trailer dealers will have some. i will also check Rona.
     
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    I have been thinking about this also, my ceiling is "ok" as the center section of it has been replaced with white wallboard by the previous owner, but the other end sections are still the vinyl and a bit wrinkled and worn. I have two strips across the ceiling that splits it up into three sections.

    The thin board that cauduro is speaking of is sold under many names. You will find it in a couple types also. Fiberglass reinforced and regular ABS or PVC plastic. The fiberglass stuff is a little harder to work with as cutting can be a bit of a pain as its brittle along the edges and cuts.

    I was thinking about getting a couple sheets of this PVC plastic that Lowe's carries, its about an 1/8" thick and comes in 4x8ft sheets in white, tan, black, gray. They can also custom order some other colors. The salesperson told me its used all the time for countertops, backsplashes, sink surrounds, stuff like that. It would be a better maintenance free ceiling material, if it got dirty just wipe it clean.



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  10. gasmater

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    Thanks all, I found 4 X 8 sheets of Fiberglass used in bathroom remodels and I'm using that. It's not that hard to cut. I used a jig saw and it worked really well. I will reinforce the rear section with aluminum strips and glue and screw the fiberglass to the ceiling. This stuff is washable and fairly easy to work with. Only if you have more arms and hands! I plan to use the spare cuts to put on the sides of the PU. If I get it finsihed, I will post some pics.
     
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    I replced the side boards in my 81 Coleman Colonial last spring and the best advice I can give you is make sure when you remove to inside foam on the ends of the pup is to make sure the 2 piece roof doesn't seperate, mine did and I found out the I didn't use nowhere enough glue so it kinda worked in my advantage that I had to remove the panel and foam and reglue it.

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    What type of glue is recommended for this repair? My ceiling needs a little attention also. I have redone almost everyting else except the canvas and ceilling so might as well finish the job..right???

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    We replaced the center section of our ceiling with FRP (Fiberglass reinforced plastic) sheeting. Home Depot had neat pop-in screws to use. Just drill a hole and pop in the screww assembly. We used a contact cement to glue FRP up too. The hardest part was to line things up square whlie holding plactic sheets upside down. It has held well for a few years now, and we don't expect any problems (did I say that? Ooops! Knock on wood).



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    Mooskie, the glue that was receommended to use is no longer available, I probably out on 125 miles looking for it and found it in the clearence section at Menards last spring, now if I would've checked there first I would've saved a few $$$ in gas :)

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  15. gasmater

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    Thanks all for your input. I went with thin fiberglass from HD and glued and screwd till I could do no more. It worked and looks great. Also I put in new ceiling lights and they look great too. It really brightened up the inside.
     
  16. austinado16

    austinado16 Proud Starcraft Owner

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    I also did this repair this spring on my '87 Starcraft Nova. I couldn't find any decent looking FRP locally and it was too much to have sheets truck shipped.

    I wound up using "Abitibi" which is about 1/8" thick hardbard on the back side and glass white finish on the front.....like you'd find on public restrooms. It cuts easily with a jig saw and looks factory when installed. I glued it to the existing Luan after peeling the vinyl ceiling paper off the Luan. I used PL400 Construction adheasive, then set the panels in place (one at a time, one per day) and then air stapled them down the center where my roof has a 1x1 wood stringer, and then edge air stapled them. Then I supported them in the field by lowering the roof onto some supports and leaving it that way for about 24hrs to let the PL400 dry.

    I trimmed the edges out with some white plastic inside cove moulding that has a fake woodgrain finish and looks just like it was factory installed, and then between each of the 3 panels, I used the plastic trim strip that's sold for the Abitibi.

    The ceiling looks great and you can't tell it was done. Considering how totally destroyed it was, I'm super happy with the result.
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  17. cauduro

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    looks great! i am currently ripping my down. i have all the aluimiun sides off, and am currently removign the roof. i need to reframe the roof before putting it back on. then i will dive into the ceiling. where did you buy this ceiling and did you say it was already attached to a 1/8 pieve of hardboard of some sort?
     
  18. austinado16

    austinado16 Proud Starcraft Owner

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    I found this stuff at a local lumber yard. It's called "Abitibi." It's 1/8" in total thickness, glossy white on one side and just a brown hardboard backing, so dark brown on the back.

    There is a similar material called "Bestile" and it has a light tan hardboard that is more like compressed sawdust. I was going to use it, but it was significantly heavier than the Abitibi.

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