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Old 08-29-2018, 05:10 PM   #1
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New ceiling in three hours!

I had a problem with water getting under the roof material on the big slide. I finally repaired it after a few hours of head scratching. Come to find out the blind installers had barely put enough membrane under the trim edge and then slathered the screw heads with caulk. The water was seeping under the trim and under the membrane and making its way into the RV and eventually dripping out of one of the ceiling fixtures.
Of course water and RVs don't mix so I started seeing ripples in the ceiling covering. Apparently the covering was detaching itself from the plywood/Luan or there was some problem up there.
I sliced the ripple a few weeks back so air could get in there and hopefully help dry the areas. This was in preparation of what I did this morning.
I cut the ripplesa out to where I had a good bond between the wood and covering. I cut out a portion of the covering where I had an outcropping of those pointed tits that we see.
Where the points were I saw small holes and a strange looking something on the inside of the covering. I'm not totally sure they aren't from some kind of wood bug. That particular area is away from where all the ripples were.
I finished the project by gluing Styrofoam ceiling tiles so now I have a nice bright ceiling.
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:22 PM   #2
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I like it, it looks nice, good, no GREAT job!
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:24 PM   #3
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Thanks Frank! Cheapest 80 bucks I've spent on this thing.
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I had a problem with water getting under the roof material on the big slide. I finally repaired it after a few hours of head scratching. Come to find out the blind installers had barely put enough membrane under the trim edge and then slathered the screw heads with caulk. The water was seeping under the trim and under the membrane and making its way into the RV and eventually dripping out of one of the ceiling fixtures.
Of course water and RVs don't mix so I started seeing ripples in the ceiling covering. Apparently the covering was detaching itself from the plywood/Luan or there was some problem up there.
I sliced the ripple a few weeks back so air could get in there and hopefully help dry the areas. This was in preparation of what I did this morning.
I cut the ripplesa out to where I had a good bond between the wood and covering. I cut out a portion of the covering where I had an outcropping of those pointed tits that we see.
Where the points were I saw small holes and a strange looking something on the inside of the covering. I'm not totally sure they aren't from some kind of wood bug. That particular area is away from where all the ripples were.
I finished the project by gluing Styrofoam ceiling tiles so now I have a nice bright ceiling.



What? No chandelier??


Looking good. Have to remember that one.
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What? No chandelier??


Looking good. Have to remember that one.

I turned in my field gear in '68 when I graduated from the US Army so no hanging things in my camper.
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Wow great job. I need to save this one for future.
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Surprisingly enough, I only had about a 1/16" run out towards the back.

The boxes must have been made somewhere else for them to be that square.


This is the backside of the large section I removed. No way in my mind that that can be from moisture or water infiltration. Some of those hole go all the way through. Maybe some type of acid, dunno.
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I turned in my field gear in '68 when I graduated from the US Army so no hanging things in my camper.
Thank you for your service !
I also got out in 68, April.
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No thanks necessary, it was a job just like yours.
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