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Old 08-02-2011, 12:30 AM   #43
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Man, this hurts...Got a good, heavy, albeit short rain this evening. Pooled up on spots on the tarp. It managed to find a spot or two in the tarp where it has worn down from the stress of the wind and leaked onto the roof. Water found the tear in the metal roof next to the front vent and started leaking in bad.

I removed the board from the drivers side tire and put it on top of the one on the passenger side, giving us a good tilt away from it up there, and got most of the pooled water out.

Damage is done though. The hardboard and laminate overlay just doesn't hold up at all to ANY water. Not like old paneling used to. I really, really don't want to have to replace that section of ceiling again. That was too much of a pain to do in the first place, before we put stuff up there in the bunk! Maybe I will just hope the vent garnish will cover most of it when I buy one.
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Man, this hurts...Got a good, heavy, albeit short rain this evening. Pooled up on spots on the tarp. It managed to find a spot or two in the tarp where it has worn down from the stress of the wind and leaked onto the roof. Water found the tear in the metal roof next to the front vent and started leaking in bad.

I removed the board from the drivers side tire and put it on top of the one on the passenger side, giving us a good tilt away from it up there, and got most of the pooled water out.

Damage is done though. The hardboard and laminate overlay just doesn't hold up at all to ANY water. Not like old paneling used to. I really, really don't want to have to replace that section of ceiling again. That was too much of a pain to do in the first place, before we put stuff up there in the bunk! Maybe I will just hope the vent garnish will cover most of it when I buy one.

Murphy strikes again !
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:58 PM   #45
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Honest opinions? I am on a really tight budget as of now. I really hate leaving that eyesore up there, but most (not all) of it will be covered with the garnish when I get it. Might leave it for a future project to fix. I definitely wouldn't replace it before I knew for sure it was sealed.
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Is there a way to make a nice wood "picture" frame stained to match the paneling and wide enough to cover the damage? Then screw the vent trim to the frame.
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Is there a way to make a nice wood "picture" frame stained to match the paneling and wide enough to cover the damage? Then screw the vent trim to the frame.
That's what I would do, double up a little over the damage.
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If it is still damp a hot iron can help. Put some wax paper between the ceiling and iron and press firmly. Wife did it on some of "her" projects and it worked quite well. Wood was still damp though. If its dried out I don't think it will help.
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If it is still damp a hot iron can help. Put some wax paper between the ceiling and iron and press firmly. Wife did it on some of "her" projects and it worked quite well. Wood was still damp though. If its dried out I don't think it will help.

That just may work ! At least enough that when the garnish is applied that it won't be noticeable. It seems it's always something chalemging in these projects.
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by now I'm sure it is probably dry. Had a fan running up there for the past 30 hours to dry everything under it out. Lots of air circulation. Too late tonight to try it out (plus I don't have any wax paper on hand lol).

I will probably just try the added trim idea. Doesn't sound like a bad idea.

FYI I just got back in from putting the eternabond on the vent (2:30-4am, with a flashlight in my mouth). I have a feeling I didn't get one spot on the vent itself quite clean enough, as it didn't stick there, and the tape there is no longer sticky. Not worried about there for the moment though. The roof level areas are sealed. Will probably trim it off this weekend, put more there, and line the edges with Dicor.

Thanks for all the helpful advice and encouragement everyone!
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I've completely enjoyed following your rebuild. You do excellent work and should be very proud of your efforts.

If you do the frame thing I guess you could also just paint it white to match the ceiling.
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thanks sky for the great info, once your done i have a feeling you could make a good dollar in your " spare " time doing this for others. your doing really good work and should use your skills to your advantage. people are shying away from buying new and you could have yourself a knitch in the market! rock on bro!
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Does anyone know generally what path the wiring for the taillights and clearance lights generally take in these? I have a short somewhere and I am trying to locate it. Put a new 20A fuse in and it blew after about 10 seconds (and the clearance lights up front never lit up).
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Should have waited until I finished the new page on my site before posting the last post

Silver and Sky's Motorhome Project - August 6th, 2011

Installed new bathroom vent, and did a little eternabonding.
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Thank you for the update! A lot of us are following you and look forward to your updates!!

Where did you buy the roof vent? I am getting ready to fix my roof and I have an opening for a vent that I have covered for now. I would love to go back with a vent but I dont want too spend a fortune.
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