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Old 06-09-2023, 12:50 PM   #1
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How to work above the coroplast?

I want to inspect and possibly do a mod or 2 in the underbelly of my Cougar. But I'm wondering how to get above the coroplast without damaging it.

Does it roll up or something? I sure don't want to remove the whole thing. If I remove the screws in the back and maybe halfway up a side I can at least see what I want to do but I'd probably have to crawl on it to get in to work on it.

Any advice from those who have been in there?
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I had to pull my colorplast down to clean up and identify a hydraulic leak. To do that, I removed all the screws from the back, up the sides to right about where the axles were. I dropped it down onto cardboard to keep it from getting scrapped up and then worked by laying on top of it.
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Old 06-09-2023, 02:54 PM   #3
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I had to pull my colorplast down to clean up and identify a hydraulic leak. To do that, I removed all the screws from the back, up the sides to right about where the axles were. I dropped it down onto cardboard to keep it from getting scrapped up and then worked by laying on top of it.
Did it seem like it was flexible enough to roll up some?
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I would imagine it would roll up, but the diameter of the roll wouldnít have fit above the axels.
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How to work above the coroplast?

It helps to be on concrete and use a creeper to roll around getting to all the screws.

If yours is one single piece it is difficult to manage. You may consider cutting a section and use a 1x2 to reinstall it.

Best to cut an inspection port (3 sided that you can stick your head into to see whatís nearby before you start cutting bigger pieces. (Ie, mine uses 4íx8í panels).

Also the coroplast I have dealt with on a few rigs is very rigid/stiff and will not roll.
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Did it seem like it was flexible enough to roll up some?
On a trip to Florida, the coroplast on my trailer detached from the front. When I pulled into a campground that day, it was wrapped over my trailer axles. I pulled it completely off using a claw hammer and some side cutters.
I was able to roll up the entire 26' of it, tie it up with some rope and stick it into the back of my truck. The roll fit under the tonneau in the bed. I still have the original stuff rolled up, manufacturer replaced it under warranty using screws with larger washers. I then got some Eternabond and ran a strip across the edges and put squares over all the screws.



There is one direction where it should roll up easily, turn it 90 degrees and it will not roll. Depends on which direction the "ribs" run. Just don't make the roll overly tight. Coroplast is basically plastic cardboard.
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I pulled mine down to replace a valve and may need to replace a sheet of it. I bought a 4X8 sheet of white at the local big box home improvement stores $29. Seems none stocks black, not even the local RV shop.
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Most coroplast has no UV protection ; depending on the age of your RV , it may be to brittle to remove and reuse , so line up a supplier of possible replacement material prior to starting your project .
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Remove the whole sheet...
Coroplast is like plastic cardboard
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Most coroplast has no UV protection ; depending on the age of your RV , it may be to brittle to remove and reuse , so line up a supplier of possible replacement material prior to starting your project .
If your coroplast is seeing much UV, I think you are doing something wrong lol.
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If your coroplast is seeing much UV, I think you are doing something wrong lol.
Hahaha
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If your coroplast is seeing much UV, I think you are doing something wrong lol.
That would be the rubber side up, not good.
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So now I'm looking closer and what I see they used to pin it up aren't exactly what I was expecting. Are these threaded like regular screws? If so, are they ok to reuse?
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So now I'm looking closer and what I see they used to pin it up aren't exactly what I was expecting. Are these threaded like regular screws? If so, are they ok to reuse?
What you see are nails from a special nail gun. They can be removed by twisting with vice grips and then pried out. Should not be reused in my opinion.
I have removed some and then tapped the hole for a 10/32 screw.
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