Roof rebuild

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  1. todd jones

    todd jones Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Hello all, I purchased a 2004 Fleetwood Sequoia a little over 2months ago. I thought I had found all the damage from the A/C leaking. It is now a complete rebuild while the roof is still attached. I wish I had a building.
    I found water dripping from foam once I got to it. so this is why I decided to fully rebuild. This roof has no wood other than the inside round over part the wiring is attached to. I’m replacing the sides with 3/4” plywood and the 1/8” wood utility board found at Home Depot.
    I also have had 11/2” x 3/4” thick aluminum welded to go where the A/C goes. The longer runs will go under the A/C bars on the ceiling. I will thru bolt to the roof where it will be attached to 11/2” aluminum tubing. The roof should not sag at all.

    I was hoping to glue the 1/8” utility board to the foam first the glue that to the roof. However I have noticed the foam runs in a different direction. I realize why this is. My question is will it be okay to do it my way?
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    I have another question fir the inside seam. This seam runs front to back with the A/c having to seal with this seam in the way. Does anyone do anything with the inside to help seal? And possibly taking the seam off and doing something different?
     
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    I am wondering how you are going to rebuild the sides with 3/4 plywood. I see plywood that is 8 feet long. Are you sides less than 8 feet long? How will you join the plywood if over 8 foot? I will be doing the same over the winter or next spring.
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    No sir it is a 15’ box. I used e6000 this glued the two ends. On my pup the 3/4” plywood went into a track on the metal piece. I then used contact cement to adhere the 1/8” utility board to the 3/4” plywood. That gave it strength. I then used e6000 behind the 3/4” and glued it to the metal roof fir added strength. That will give me the support I want fir my set up for holding the A/C up properly. I will post pics so you can see once I get that far.
     
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    I used locative pl to bond the foam to the 1/8” and to the roof. Someone on this forum suggested it and it was a great suggestion.
     
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