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Old 11-19-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
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I need Roof Advice

I have a jayco pop up camper. I just took it into the shop and they said that that they thought I should take out the foam from the roof of the camper b/c it might be holding water. Does anyone know how tough of a job this is. What type of structure will I have after I do this. It's a fun little camper and I would hate to scrap it. Any tips or advice.... The wife is wanting me to get rid of it but I feel it is my last stance as a independent man. I need some help

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Old 01-11-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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You cant just take out foam from roof. It most likely is lamed together. If you take apart you will have nothing left of the support.

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I would drill a couple drain holes from the inside toward the back inside corners. (1/4" hole should work) Then crank up the tounge real high and see if anything drains out.

Typically the roof is made (from top down) of Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) or even aluminum, then foam for insulation, then thin plywood on the inside ceiling for decor. The foam "sandwich" that creates the roof is usually higher density foam, which means, the "foam" doesnt hold water but the surounding material will.

Then check the roof to see where the water is infiltrating.

Hope this helps... Im not a pro, but have cut into a couple of roofs on the pop ups.
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