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Old 11-08-2010, 05:59 PM   #15
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6 in seems to be fine for support purposes. You will need to say if it works for you from a "look" point of view.
Here's a closeup shot of the vinyl material in our '88 Super Chief:

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:41 PM   #16
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Using screws or thumb tacks on sagging ceiling vinyl?

I am expoloring options to fix this. If we were to use screws or thumb tacks on the sagging ceiling in our 1994 Winnebago Brave is there any wiring or anything that we would damage by doing this?
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OK, a belated update - our sagging ceiling has been fully cured/fixed!

I tried the tack approach, but no-go, since the wood backing behind the liner was way too hard for the tacks to penetrate - so instead, I painted some 3/8 staples to match the liner color, and then placed the staples about 6 inches or so apart - the staples applied nicely, match the headliner in color, and have shown NO tendency to loosen - job DONE!

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Had a '95 Winnebago Brave, it had a little sag, then all at once a lot of sag. The glue that was used at the time of manufacture of the material breaks down over time, and not a thing you can do about it.

I found a semi- retired upholster, who agreed to give a shot. He went to Lowe"s and bought the white flat mould strips. And about every 3 feet, he pulled, and stretched the fabric, then stapled it to the ceiling In a lateral row of staples. Then after the fabric was all stretched and stapled, he covered the rows of staples with the white moulding. Finished it looked pretty good. I had a little material bunched at the edges of the cabinets on the ceiling, but was a practical fix that turned out pretty good. And the cost was a lot less than attempting to replace it.

I don't know how you could effectively glue it. I had about 35-40% of the ceiling material sagging.
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Had a '95 Winnebago Brave, it had a little sag, then all at once a lot of sag. The glue that was used at the time of manufacture of the material breaks down over time, and not a thing you can do about it.

I found a semi- retired upholster, who agreed to give a shot. He went to Lowe"s and bought the white flat mould strips. And about every 3 feet, he pulled, and stretched the fabric, then stapled it to the ceiling In a lateral row of staples. Then after the fabric was all stretched and stapled, he covered the rows of staples with the white moulding. Finished it looked pretty good. I had a little material bunched at the edges of the cabinets on the ceiling, but was a practical fix that turned out pretty good. And the cost was a lot less than attempting to replace it.

I don't know how you could effectively glue it. I had about 35-40% of the ceiling material sagging.
YUP - I had a similar padded headliner in another vehicle do the "sudden drop" bit too, big mess, which is why I corrected the one in the MH before it developed into an irreversible disaster!
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I am expoloring options to fix this. If we were to use screws or thumb tacks on the sagging ceiling in our 1994 Winnebago Brave is there any wiring or anything that we would damage by doing this?
I used 3/8 inch staples in mine, which seemed to give proper penetration - I'd not go with anything much longer, to avoid unintended consequences...
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Saggy ceiling

My 88 superchief also had a headliner material over a luan type substrate and it gave up on me also. I know you don't want to paint but that's what i did and it looks great. It was much more cost effective for me and i had to domo the old material anyway. Good luck
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YUP - if the sagging gets too bad over too large an area, not many options left! That's why I did the staple bit, saved the headliner before complete disaster set in.
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I bought a HR 1994 and after fixing everything poss. The heat in upstate NY has started the vinyl head liner to sag. I tried the spay glue and tuck and staple..not doing it for me. I went to contractor supply center and bought a plastic/vinyl wall covering. 0.090 thick there 8ft by 4 ft which fits with spare into the areas on the HR ceiling.. Theres enough lights vents and ac to hold it up along with the ribs that are 4 ft on center after some work it will tuck inbetween the old headliner and the cab tops.a few you can remove there mounting to ceiling screws and then replace after install..6 pieces was way more than enough..30-35 bucks a sheet
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Looks like my original ceiling photos disappeared, and can't edit to re-do them, so here's some new ones of my stapling job ceiling droop fix:




A purist would probably want to more carefully and accurately space the individual staples, but not too bad a job, and totally effective so far!

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