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Old 08-24-2016, 06:01 PM   #1
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Bigfoot Ceiling Replacement

I recently purchased a 12' Bigfoot, lots of water damage in the ceiling, so much so, it needs to be replaced 😒. I'm looking for any advice on this project! I'd rather not have to take it to a dealer type shop, cost way too much! I'm capable of doing the work, just don't know where to start.... When I say the ceiling needs to be replaced I mean everything, including all the ribs. Thanks in advance!


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Old 08-24-2016, 06:35 PM   #2
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For best results post some photos. Welcome to the forum. How about an exterior photo too.
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:59 PM   #3
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I recently purchased a 12' Bigfoot, lots of water damage in the ceiling, so much so, it needs to be replaced 😒. I'm looking for any advice on this project! I'd rather not have to take it to a dealer type shop, cost way too much! I'm capable of doing the work, just don't know where to start.... When I say the ceiling needs to be replaced I mean everything, including all the ribs. Thanks in advance!


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Old 08-24-2016, 07:00 PM   #4
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I don't have any exterior photos at this point.


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Old 08-24-2016, 07:32 PM   #5
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What year and model is this Bigfoot? There's stuff in the archives that I may be able to point you to, but I don't want to waste your time if it's the wrong build type.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:39 PM   #6
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It's a 12' 1980, not sure of the model


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Old 08-24-2016, 07:47 PM   #7
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That is a 17' gaucho model. Has the exterior roof collapsed to cause what is in the photos or has the interior luan plywood and foam separated from the fiberglass?
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:56 PM   #8
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This unit sat for quite some time, according to the PO, upwards of 16 years. The vent cover sustained hail damage and water got between the roof and ceiling. There is some sag around the vent, guessing around 2". I am assuming the ribs have rotted away and that's what we're seeing in the photos. I plan to take one of the panels off this weekend and have a better look. Appears to be the same thing with the bathroom ceiling/vent.


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Old 08-25-2016, 12:40 PM   #9
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We need Donna to the rescue ! Just recently someone posted excellent pictures of a renovation wherein he replaced all of the framing for the roof. Help Donna. I don't remember where it was but am looking for it. Lee
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Ceiling problem

I found it now if I can just post the link Bigfoot sagged roof restoration. Well couldn't get the link to post but go to the home page click on Bigfoot and page down about 20 or so post and you will find " Bigfoot sagged roof restoration" posted 7 31 2016 . Lee
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Are the walls and floor solid ? If the roof leaked for a long time I would suspect there may be more damage.
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I'm going to be picking it up again tonight, start looking deeper tomorrow. I'll post some pictures of what I find.


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I found it now if I can just post the link Bigfoot sagged roof restoration. Well couldn't get the link to post but go to the home page click on Bigfoot and page down about 20 or so post and you will find " Bigfoot sagged roof restoration" posted 7 31 2016 . Lee

I found the post you're referring to. Lots of great info on that one! Thanks for the heads up!


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Old 08-27-2016, 11:47 PM   #14
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I started on this project today, and it turns out, there are no support "rafters" in this unit? The ceiling consists of only styrofoam glued to the fibreglass and panels glued to that. This should make this job a lot easier than anticipated!


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