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#11 WillTheThri11

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 04:48 PM

Curious, how does the roof lifting mechanism work?  it looks like it's not factory and that could lead to misalignment when you lower the roof which can give you issues with water intrusion while driving.  Could just be the photos but one of your before pics with the roof down seems to show a significant overhang of the roof to the camper.  I know folks have had issues with driving in the rain but not while popped up that are usually attributed to how it is held down in front.

 

Otherwise, I agree, way to tackle that roof!


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#12 Abbiennormal

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 06:39 PM

This looks fantastic. I am about to tackle my 1985 Grandby roof to replace insulation and run new wires for fan and lights. Thanks for the pics!


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Posted 20 July 2020 - 06:48 PM

Good work! Thanks for documenting. I'll soon be tackling the roof on my Hawk. 


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#14 LuckyDan

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 07:06 PM

If you haven’t already done so, you may want to consider adding D bulb weatherstripping to the lower top trim of your Fleet. While I don’t doubt your roof issues, you do mention it getting wet in the corners while driving, that was a somewhat common complaint with the older units. The cure is to add the weatherstripping across the front and down the sides a third of the way or so. I’ll guess it is still standard on the new units, it’s what they were doing last time I looked at a new one.

If you dig into the archived threads, there are one or two describing it.
Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 07:06 PM

I am curious what headliner you ordered and from where.
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Posted 27 July 2020 - 01:44 AM

I am curious what headliner you ordered and from where.

I don't know what he used.. but get a marine perforated headliner.. its mold/mildew resistant.. got my from sailrite


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#17 m.r.h.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 03:17 PM

I don't know what he used.. but get a marine perforated headliner.. its mold/mildew resistant.. got my from sailrite

I looked at sailright, found the stuff. Was surprised by the cost. I could only find perforated with added foam. At over $30/yard I may just put in the elbow grease to clean mine up. I have a small area that I need to patch. Thought about replacing the headliner with out taking the entire roof off. So I may wait until I need to do a mayor overhaul of the entire roof. However, I did find perforated with out foam for like $12/yard so I may go with that. Just curious what folks use.

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#18 Vic Harder

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 06:15 PM

I got mine from ATC... it was not expensive.  


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 03:20 AM

I looked at sailright, found the stuff. Was surprised by the cost. I could only find perforated with added foam. At over $30/yard I may just put in the elbow grease to clean mine up. I have a small area that I need to patch. Thought about replacing the headliner with out taking the entire roof off. So I may wait until I need to do a mayor overhaul of the entire roof. However, I did find perforated with out foam for like $12/yard so I may go with that. Just curious what folks use.

Maybe it wasn't sailrite.. but I did not use the foam backed stuff.. 12/yard seems about right..only needed 8 yards for my roof on a grandby I think... so thats under 100 plus shipping..


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http://www.wanderthe...ect-90s-granby/

 

 80's Granby rebuilt from frame..


#20 m.r.h.

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:20 AM

I calculated 8 yards for my keystone. 12 /yard is reasonable. Double that I was thinking about working harder to remove all of the glue residue from the carpet that got glued over the original headliner. Too late now though. Tore it all out today!
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