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Old 11-08-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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Fiberglass leak causing sun visors to drop.

Greetings, I have a 2000 Trek.The MH has been left exposed to the elements for years.There are holes in the fiberglass roof just back of the front end cap on the passenger side only making for a leak. During a 2200 mile trip over some bumpy roads the front and side sunvisors on the passenger side came loose and fell to the padded dash. In attempting to reattach the sunvisors I found that the screws would not attach to the wood. This indicated that the wood must be rotted. Is it possible to replace the wood frame member that the sunvisors were attached to. Could the wood frame member be replaced from above by lifting the fiberglass or should it be replaced by removing the other sunvisors and privacy curtain from below.Or should I varnish any exposed wood from above and repair the fiberglass and forget replacing the frame member. I've been able to reinstall the sunvisors by attaching a 3/8 inch layer of wood over the original layer. So they are a little lower but work OK. Thanks a bunch

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Old 11-09-2009, 12:29 AM   #2
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You're going to need to somehow access the condition of the wood framing underneath the fiberglass in your RV to assess the level of moisture-related damage. If it were me, I would first go up on the roof and use my hands and feet to see if I could detect any soft spots. If some exist, you could always access them (to repair the damage) via the headliner (from the inside). On the other hand, if the level of damage to the roof seems widespread, you might be looking at a bigger job that involves the removal of the fiberglass roofing (to access and replace structural members).

In any case, once you determine the level of damage, you can then develop an appropriate strategy for fixing it up and re-mounting the visors. The trick now is to learn more about the underlying condition of your RV's roof. Hopefully, the damage will be minimal. Let us know how things work out.


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Correction; After checking with my copilot it was determined that only the passenger side front sun visor dropped down. Thanks again. popsuscdds
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:50 PM   #5
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Jackm: Thanks for your thoughts. We live in NE Wa State. The Trek has been placed in storage until about May 2010. We plan to do as you suggest then. I've been talking to the man who does acrylic roofs over fiberglass. I'll let you know what we find under the fiberglass and how we shall proceed.
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