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Old 04-25-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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What is the framing for a 1994 Gulf Stream made of?

I just bought a 1994 Gulf Stream Class C with 22,000 miles and found that it had leaked quite a bit in the past. On our first trip, the ceiling (not roof) in the back began to crack and the trim popped off. I am concerned with safety, and also for my investment ($7000). I do not want to open up a can of worms, and was wondering: is it safe to drive down the road? Will the roof cave in? It looks fine and shows no outer signs of deterioration or warping. I DO NOT want to take the roof off and repair the framing. I WOULD like to coat it with rubber sealant and tarp it when not in use just in case. Is there a chance that it will fall apart on the freeway? What is the framing made of? I cannot find this information anywhere on the web. Thanks!

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Old 04-25-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
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Well...if they were building them the same in 1994 as they say they are now, I'd say you're in good shape!

Here quoting from Conquest (Gulfstream) "about" page

1. Seamless Rubber Roof For Greater Energy Efficiency and Dependability.

2. Luan Decking for Additional Strength.

3. Molded, High Density EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) Roof Brick Insulation - Provided Consistent Insulation Value as well as Superior Dimensional Rigidity.

4. Rugged Welded Tubular Aluminum Roof Framing.

5. Rugged Heavy-Gauge Tubular Aluminum, Fixture Welded to Form the Sidewall Framing.

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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Thanks you for the response! I am glad to have a schematic of the interior wall construction. Hopefully I will be ok.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:40 AM   #4
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we just purchased a 1994 gulf stream ultra limited edition

I am worried as you are. We purchased the 1994 from someone I have known for over 15 years. Not a life time but for me it was a trusted person. Stated when he offered to sell us (meaning fiance' and I), that this was sound and in good shape. We jumped at the offer, because of how meticulous (maybe spelled wrong) this person always is.
Than low and behold. THE worries began to unfold. Not only is the outside a tad rough, meaning lower moldings pulling away, there is a crack on the drivers side upper panel above the on board generator. But upon taking out the cushions cleaning really well. I discovered mold and water under the cab over bunk area. Fiance' that same night tore all this out. Instead of enjoying, we are now repairing and thinking what did we do?
As per your question the construction provided in earlier post is exactly what we have found. We do not have any damage from the roof, our damage came in from the seam on the corners of the over cab bunk and the seam running
side to side in front of windshield. I have pics but not sure how to do any thing on here. This is all new to us too.
I worry will this make it down the road, I fear about the inevitable. Now I kick myself thinking why did we choose to do... Sorry didnt mean to babble but Im sure your going through the same thoughts. Please keep your chin up. On Saturday I am taking the motorhome into have a visual inspection at the RV place within 5 miles from home. Hoping the money spent wasnt a complete waste. We shall soon find out.
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