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Old 01-27-2012, 08:39 PM   #15
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I just had a saggy roof fixed in my Playpac and they did a great job in Tennessee. I had more than a sag- ill bet it came down a good six inches. Anyway they jacked it back up and used a piece of plywood and glassed it all back. Can't even tell.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:40 AM   #16
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I am guessing a combination of heat and pressure would help remove the sag..

Being an archer for many years I have repaired a number of fiberglass bows using a blow dryer and pressure.

You are dealing with a much larger animal here but if you can get enough heat to it without burning it, while forcing it back into position, then holding it in position while it cools, you should be able to help it..

However that doesn't mean it won't happen again, and some form of reinforcement would help the long term.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:41 AM   #17
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As said, everyone has an opinion and this is mine...

I would NOT put wood on a roof... even if fiberglassed. We've read too many stories from Trillium owners with window problems due to rotten wood framing... and that's on the sides. The roof takes the brunt of rain/snow and you will be drilling holes in whatever you use as a spacer.

Perhaps a wood composite like Trex or other brand that's used for home decks would be a better idea? It wouldn't need to be fiberglassed... just sealed with proper materials.

As I said, my opinion only... YMMV
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:46 AM   #18
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I herd a lot of people with this same problem.
When I do the restorations on my bolers
I use two L shape pieces of metal and run both down each side of the bump on the boler
And than two flat pieces on ether side of the fantastic fan.
(I have the metal painted with por15 before install)
Than after they are set where I want them I fiberglass them in so 1 can't see them and 2 helps with more structure

Works great and you don't even see them after

Hope this helps
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:32 AM   #19
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I herd a lot of people with this same problem.
When I do the restorations on my bolers
I use two L shape pieces of metal and run both down each side of the bump on the boler
And than two flat pieces on ether side of the fantastic fan.
(I have the metal painted with por15 before install)
Than after they are set where I want them I fiberglass them in so 1 can't see them and 2 helps with more structure

Works great and you don't even see them after

Hope this helps
Siris
@Siris, to clarify - you're running 2 L pieces lengthwise, then flat pieces widthwise on each side of the fan opening? Where do you find L shaped pieces that fit, or do you have the means to fabricate them to fit? My roof lines weren't at exactly a 90 deg angle.

I wonder what the newer Scamps do to reinforce the roofs to support roof A/C units... maybe something similiar to what you're doing?
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:11 AM   #20
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Ya that's exactly how I do it
Any local metal fabrication place would
Have the metal
And
The metal I use I can bend by placing on the two points and a hitting it with a hammer To split it wider

As well it will bend some what for the curve of the boler
I use a two part urethane adhesive to secure it down befor the fiberglass is applied
Costs around 70 for the mod but well worth it
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:54 AM   #21
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nice work.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:56 AM   #22
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we had a serious ice and snow collapse a few years ago and wound up with a saggy roof. We had also installed a FantasticFan (our opening was also in the middle) which made things worse. We braced the roof back to it's original shape, had a local shop bend 3/8" square aluminum rods to follow the roofline, with flat tabs attached to each end at an angle to fit the roof bump. They were installed width-ways across the roof on each side of the fan, and bolted through to matching tabs on the outside. We painted the outside tabs and the inside bars just don't show up.
We had our choice of installing them inside or outside. Because we are both short, we installed the bars inside to avoid having to do any fiber-glassing, but for you that would be the obvious way to go. Simple, inexpensive, work great and we've had a tremendous amount of snow this winter in southern Ontario so they've been well tested over the past four years.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:18 AM   #23
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Hi I like the idea, do you have any pics of the process? Sounds like something I want to do to my Boler before I go too far with the interior.

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I herd a lot of people with this same problem.
When I do the restorations on my bolers
I use two L shape pieces of metal and run both down each side of the bump on the boler
And than two flat pieces on ether side of the fantastic fan.
(I have the metal painted with por15 before install)
Than after they are set where I want them I fiberglass them in so 1 can't see them and 2 helps with more structure

Works great and you don't even see them after

Hope this helps
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:59 AM   #24
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Hi I like the idea, do you have any pics of the process? Sounds like something I want to do to my Boler before I go too far with the interior.

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Old 02-08-2014, 07:01 AM   #25
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Ya I noticed that after I posted my reply guess I should see how old the post are before replying,

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Ya I noticed that after I posted my reply guess I should see how old the post are before replying,

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Well, we need to encourage folks to come back. IMHO there's no harm is posting to an old thread, it's just that questions asked might not be answered. But, maybe someone else can!
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I often wonder why people would leave and not come back. Most don't even say goodbye when the leave. LOL

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Old 11-16-2014, 10:16 AM   #28
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Does the trailer still have the support at the side of the kitchenette? I've seen this removed and cause sagging.
Agree check this out first we have supports on both sides of kitchen counter.
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