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Old 07-25-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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Please help! 98 Camplite

I posted on the welcome page, but didnt get a lot of responses. Hi, my name is Bo, and the wife and I are looking into getting a pup. We found one dirt cheap for the make/model and year, because of the roof needing some repair. We dont want to put tons of money into it, but we do love a project. Timewise, we would love to take it out in the next month or two. It is a 98 Camplite by Damon, 22' with some rotting on the backside of the roof. If I am going to do part of the roof, shouldnt I do it all? How structurally sound would it be if i were to replace only whats bad? How much time/money is involved in either repair? Best guess of course. Thank you for taking time to read/respond. Any and all help, criticism, and advice is welcome!
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Do it all. You'll have to take it so far apart, just build a new roof.
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:32 PM   #3
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Thank you, that's the direction I was leaning towards.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:13 PM   #4
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We picked up the camper, for $600. I'm stoked, kind of. The wifey is up my backside to get it repaired and ready to camp!!! Wish me luck.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:28 PM   #5
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Luck...Post pics of project and more advice will be offered. Many skilled DIYers here
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:31 PM   #6
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I tore into it today, but didn't have muscle available til tomorrow to pull the roof. There is extensive wood damage to the roof itself, but the interior seems fairly intact. A couple patches on the canvas, but that's to be expected of a 15 year old camper.

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ID:	43079 the damage is pretty bad, but only on the curb side. Not that it really matters, since we're rebuilding the entire roof. I'll have more pics tomorrow, and pro ably some questions as well. Thanks guys!
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I'm not sire why some of them doubled, ill try to refrain from that in the future
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Got the top off this morning. Interior looks like it needs a good cleaning and it will be in campable condition. Now to tear down the roof!!!!

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Now, I've never done anything like this before, so please don't judge me on this next question. But it seems to me that the roof vent, some trim, and other items are put on with a layer of plumbers putty or something like it. Is this correct?
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Now, I've never done anything like this before, so please don't judge me on this next question. But it seems to me that the roof vent, some trim, and other items are put on with a layer of plumbers putty or something like it. Is this correct?

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Ok, thank you, I'll look into it.
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What exactly is the name of the material that the plastic shell is made out of? Thinking about replacing that as well, instead of sealing the cracks. I mean, I'm already this far into a new roof as it sits.
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I'd imagine eternabond will soon be a close friend of yours.
After a layer of butyl putty is applied to the underside of all items being screws down onto the roof or trailer sidewall.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:21 PM   #14
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Thanks for the advice
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