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Old 02-17-2016, 07:32 AM   #15
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Replacing burro headliner

Just replaced mine, with the help of a friend who does wall papering for a living.
Used Reflectix, with contact cememt in 2 pieces- relatively easy.
Bought indoor / outdoor carpeting from Home Depot. 6X8 precut piece.
Put it up in two pieces and was glad to have the "experts" help. When you get to the curves it has to be cut to relieve the crinkles. Goes together and you cant see the cuts-friend knew exactly how to do this. I would have ended up with big wrinkles, and later would have cut them to make it smooth.
I've done a lot of building, but this was a technical challenge.
I'd like to trim the edges, but not sure what to use. Don't like the idea of using screws into the fiberglas, so,will check craft stores for some cloth ribbon to glue along the edges.
Any ideas anyone?

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Old 02-17-2016, 10:47 AM   #16
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I used the plastic edging from bathroom wall material (like whiteboard). I had to epoxy it in place, but it looks good and I left a gap for strip led lighting. Click image for larger version

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'79 Burro, Rochester NY

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Old 02-19-2016, 05:27 AM   #17
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Will check trim idea

ThanksAn idea I hadn't considered.
Will look into it.
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:34 AM   #18
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Ceiling light

An unexpected byproduct of the indoor/outdoor headliner is that Velcro sticks to it very well.
I glued two small pieces of Velcro to the top of a LUCI solar inflatable light and it illuminates the area over the table so well I could read for hours.
Saved trailer battery. 5 days of camping and used trailer lights for 20 minutes.
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Old 06-22-2016, 03:59 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by LukeP View Post
Congrats! You can use the google search function for all kinds of threads on options and opinions of this very subject on these forums. Here is my experience:

1) I removed the old carpeting, scraped my fiberglass clean. Then used Reflectix (double sided bubble style insulation purchased at Lowes glued with a Landau High Heat Resistant adhesive (there are threads on here discussing different areas of the country's heat/humidity having good/bad luck with many different adhesives/sprays/glues. 3M 77 or 3M90 have had mixed results depending on climate. You can also read these discussions on auto headliner forums) then used a marine carpet as a headliner... flexible for the curves of the trailer. If you're going to the effort of putting up new headliner - I'd highly recommend insulation. My trailer didn't have any before and it's helped keep it cooler/warmer since I re-did it.

2) I didn't use carpet as I wanted a hard surface, so can't help you on this one.

Good luck!
What did you use for your hard surface
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:25 PM   #20
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Luke, what did you use after the reflexit?
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Old 07-23-2016, 07:47 AM   #21
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Years ago I did my Burro ceiling by carefully cutting carpet remnants to size and contact cement. No problem.

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