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Old 12-21-2010, 03:53 PM   #1
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Yikes!!

Well, I may be out of my realm here. My old 1978 Commander is work in progress, but from what I have seen so far are the pushers, and more. I was just looking for a place to get info on my 78, 28ft. I want to re-roof it and need some advice. Not to mention looking for fellow Rvers. I have had a few, but really like this old thing. 23k, 89hours on gen, 440-3, she is a beast but my wife and I enjoy it. I can more then likely get another coach for the cost of a re-roof, but where is the fun in that? It only sags where the 2 ac units are, but was thinking of a one piece roof. Any advice I would appreciate.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:08 PM   #2
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sounds like you are taking on a large project.
If your roof is saging around where the a/cs are ,you may have to replace the timber.
Have you ever thought of how long your baby will be layed up?
You will have to find someplace inside,that is big enough to allow you to take the whole roof off and protect it from the weather.
I hope you have friends to help because this will not be a 1 man job.
Be sure and take lots of pictures of your progress and post them for all of us to follow you.
GOOD LUCK!!!!!
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:47 PM   #3
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Hi mycommander and
I understand about the passion of taking care of your own rig. It's a ton of fun and very gratifying when a project turns out successful. I'm sure you will find lots of information on IRV2 about all aspects of restoring your rig to "like new" condition. Good luck and have fun
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Thank you for your support, much appreciated! A two person job? Well, that helps some. Thank you!
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:51 PM   #5
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Yeah, I love that old thing. Not sure why either! But as work is done I will post it. Well........if it gets done. Money is tight. And my wife's health comes first. Thank you for your support and happy holidays to all!!
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EPDM RV Roof Replacement Project

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Old 12-21-2010, 09:09 PM   #7
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Thank you! I only wish mine was like his. Mine is a flat top with sheet metal. I would like to put a slight pitch to it so water will run off rather then puddle up. It was helpful and gave me some ideas. I have some damage to the inside too, so when I put the roof on I will have replace that part too, or be creative. Thank you very much.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:18 PM   #8
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Here ya go... sloped, metal, etc...

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Tech Issues: Pictures of roof replacement project.
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:41 AM   #9
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Wow! Thank you. It looks like I will indeed have my hands full on this one! That project was done in 05, so add inflation more like 4k. I may have to replace the sections only that are bad. Or I will win the lottery! Good stuff and helpful. Thank you again every one.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:01 AM   #10
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Hey.. did the full 5 page post come up with that link? I just clicked it and it came up with only a partial, 3 page, post...
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Yeah, I got all the pages. At first it would not show anything, but I clicked on it two times and it all came up on the 2nd time. Thanks for the info by the way. at first I was excited about it, but now is discouragement. I looked at it today and saw the sections and may just go that route. My neighbor thinks I am nuts for wanting to fix it. He is pretty well set in life and can get what he wants, so I think that may be part of his opinion. Oh well, to each their own.
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