So the crack won't be a problem anymore - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-04-2011, 11:46 PM   #1
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So the crack won't be a problem anymore

Last year I wrote about a crack above my door and the lower hinge being broken off the shell, well that doesn't seem to as much of an issue anymore. Time has a way of slipping away from us, atleast me. This fall I moved the trailer, completely untouched, into a new parking spot and left it the same as I had the winter before and presumably the same as it had been left in the past. As some of you have guessed the roof caved in, to no small degree. We had a lot of snow this year and the scamp met it's match in my neglect. I'll post pictures as soon as the snow stops, another 5-10" is forcasted for tonight.
Right now I'm interested to hear from anyone who has fixed this kind of damage. Also, since I'm possibly facing a major repair of this sort, I'm intersted in any modifications that might be worth considering. I'm 6 foot so a higher cieling would be great, but not nessicary.

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Old 04-05-2011, 06:56 AM   #2
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Oh man, that's awful! Bummer, bummer, bummer.

Without the pictures Archies, I wouldn't want to provide any solutions... although all solutions are going to require similar work.... I don't remember, what year is your Scamp?
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:38 AM   #3
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Last year I wrote about a crack above my door and the lower hinge being broken off the shell, well that doesn't seem to as much of an issue anymore. Time has a way of slipping away from us, atleast me. This fall I moved the trailer, completely untouched, into a new parking spot and left it the same as I had the winter before and presumably the same as it had been left in the past. As some of you have guessed the roof caved in, to no small degree. We had a lot of snow this year and the scamp met it's match in my neglect. I'll post pictures as soon as the snow stops, another 5-10" is forcasted for tonight.
Right now I'm interested to hear from anyone who has fixed this kind of damage. Also, since I'm possibly facing a major repair of this sort, I'm intersted in any modifications that might be worth considering. I'm 6 foot so a higher cieling would be great, but not nessicary.

Thanx
Hi Archie! Sorry to hear about the roof problem. It might not be as bad as you think. My wife and I have had a similar experience with our Trillium 5500 the first year we had it. We had it stored at my in-laws in northern Ontario Canada. The first winter we went to visit the in-laws for X-mas and found 2 ft of snow on the roof. We thought nothing of it until we opened the door. The crown on the roof was sagging a good 6 inches. My heart almost stopped. I quickly got a ladder and started to remove the snow and ice on the roof. When I got down to about half a foot the roof popped up into place again. I checked inside and all seemed normal. the roof had no stress cracks so we got lucky. After that, we made sure to put a support beam with a padded board inside to support the roof every time the trailer was stored for winter. We never had a problem again. My advice to all glass owners that have similar roof construction is to always make sure to support the roofs when storing your rigs. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I know that this is hindsite now for you but maybe you can use thi info next time. Hope there's not much damage. Good Luck! Cheers , Dennis
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:37 AM   #4
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sorry to hear this......i'm sure it's fixable though....are you gonna post pics of the damage?
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:19 PM   #5
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Dennis-Unfortunately the fiberglass did fail. I'm hoping it's still fixable though.
Bruce- It's still snowing so no pics yet. I'll get on it soon.

Thanx for the support
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Dennis-Unfortunately the fiberglass did fail. I'm hoping it's still fixable though.
Bruce- It's still snowing so no pics yet. I'll get on it soon.

Thanx for the support
Still snowing, and my son want's us to move to Idaho.
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