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Old 02-14-2014, 08:14 AM   #15
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I have it cleared and sanded. I want to paint it white so it matches the rest of the inside. Home Depot told me to get fiberglass boat paint, the boat store told me to use primer since it is inside. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:42 PM   #16
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So I have been working on this top. WHich btw is huge in my little apartment. I do not have a garage to work in and the camper itself is at a different location where it is stored and the top is here weth me nice and cozy rotating between the front porch and kitchen, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This project was bigger then I thought. I still need to get it back on and attached working smooth but at this point I am relatively happy, although it is by no means perfect. I used rip stop nylon for the top, it was a tight fit, and bugs can get in the corners if the top is up, but it is better then the soggy rotted piece I had before. I have just three ribs, two will be mounted where the raise part is and the already bolted in to another pre existing whole. Cross your fingers the top goes on nicely.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:52 PM   #17
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Here is the progress
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:15 PM   #18
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Mellow Yellow?

Love that color!It looks like it will match your frame. Good luck with the rest of your rehab.
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:01 PM   #19
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certainly been a labor of love. I have two ribs mounted on the ends on the sliders and I still have to add a center one. I tried to have it bend around and attach to where the material will on the side but then all the weight sat on the middle of the camper, I assumed that was a bad thing. Thinking I will drill two holes in the middle and attach a center rib. Thoughts on the best way to do this?
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:46 PM   #20
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I used FRP on the ceiling and having some serious problems with it not adhering. The sides have sagged. It will be a project to tackle again this coming winter. The liquid nails was horrible for me, maybe it was too cold for it to work? Then I used a fiberglass adhesive and some of it stayed but not all. More clamps I assume.
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:59 PM   #21
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I have a Trailswest Campster that was developing leaks. The plywood top is not that bad but there are no supports or ribs on mine. Do you have any pictures of the ribs? That would help me figure out a way to do mine.

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Old 05-18-2014, 10:19 AM   #22
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Teri, are you talking about ribs on the poptop? Or the trailer itself? Mine has a T-shaped support that appears to be molded in that goes from above the front window to just before the cabinets, and then goes across at that point. So if you were standing on the car looking at it (if you had x-ray vision) the T would be the right direction for a T.
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HI Bobbie,
It is the pop top that I am referring to. I am trying to make it lighter, arch the top and still thinking about putting some solid pieces on the ends and or sides. The big thing is now filling holes that were leaking and getting some of the arch back in the top.

Speaking of the T in the body, do you think that is fiiberglassed in wood supports? Just thinking.

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I don't know- could be steel, could be wood. Considering the trailer weight, wood is possible.
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