ROOF Failure in Casita -- How to repair ? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-08-2015, 05:01 PM   #1
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Angry ROOF Failure in Casita -- How to repair ?

My 1982 Casita has its roof collapse from excessive rain and snow. I had removed some internal cabinets for re-work, not realizing they also held up the roof.

And, how do I get on top of it to do repair -- I don't think it will hold me, as I see the roof vent saging into the camper.

I understand I will have to re-fiberglass the weakened roof --- any suggestions ?
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:03 PM   #2
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The roof will have to be jacked up and supported from the inside, first thing.
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:10 PM   #3
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Thank you, Mike -- Seems rational !!
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:25 PM   #4
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I don't know the configuration or supporting structure of the cabinets you removed.
But, just to stop any further damager I would get some 2' x 2' pieces of 3/4" plywood and jack the roof back into place. and support those with some 4" x 4" posts. Put some padding between the plywood and the roof to help conform to the curve. That will give you some ability to at least lay across the top if necessary.
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Also place some 12x12 pads under the uprights to prevent punching through the floor.
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I bought a trailer with a collapsed roof. It collapsed five years before I purchased it, and was left that way. Full of wet sleeping bags on the floor. The roof was quite deformed from sitting so long that way:
I was sure I was done buying Trilliums for Now

I picked up six of these on sale:
45 to 114 in. Adjustable Support Rod | Princess Auto

Really handy to hold up the collapsed roof. In the year that it has sat in my back yard, with supports, the shape of the roof has almost returned to normal. I also use them in the winter, on the three trailers that are not under the tent.
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:46 PM   #7
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Thank you all with the great advice !!
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:28 PM   #8
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Robert, ya gotta read Norm's thread, it's long about a caved in roof.... from beginning to end. It will make you appreciate what you have

Advice repairing caved in Scamp 13 roof
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