Rat Fur Sagging - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-03-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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Rat Fur Sagging

Hi everyone,

My wife and I recently purchased our first scamp. where ecstatic and can't wait to camp in it for the first time in a few weeks!

Its a 96 16'.
Unfortunately the 'rat fur' adhesive has let go a bit above the rear dinette/bed area where the roof curves down toward the back of the trailer and is sagging.
I read in some other threads that 3M adhesive spray works well, but since its just a area about 1' x 1' right in the middle of the ceiling I don't really want to peel up the seam to get to get. Anyone ever use a hypodermic needle with adhesive in it and injected it to prevent peeling it all back?

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Old 05-03-2011, 06:38 PM   #2
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That sounds like it might work.

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Old 05-04-2011, 06:33 AM   #3
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carpet sagging

We had the same problem-I tried the 3m spray and several others-didn`t hold. My son-in-law told me to get automotive headliner spray adhesive, bought at the auto supply store. It is still holding.. I had a seam I opened up just enough to spray into and the other side there was no seam-so I cut a slit big enough to spray in to.
Hope this helps-good luck.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:54 AM   #4
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I have used the 3m spray with success but the trick is you need to really shake the can and keep it upright. Open the area right up and spray the area and let it sit for a minute before trying to sticking it back up. It also does not work well if it is cold out while your using it.
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:48 PM   #5
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I like to think I am not old enough for this to happen just yet?
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:06 PM   #6
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Baj --
Let me know what works for you. Our scamp has a similar issue - with just a small area sagging. I've always wondering about injecting the area to glue it back up.

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