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Old 07-22-2018, 11:52 PM   #15
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Hereís another photo(s) of the roof repair. Click image for larger version

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Donít forget to look back at the progress pictures! Itís been a long journey!
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:03 AM   #16
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Wow Iíve been following this
Looks great
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:39 PM   #17
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Great work! ill be copying a lot of this.
Ive got the same camper from 1975.
My roof has the same failed gel coat with water slowly weeping in.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:32 PM   #18
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Great work!

This looks great!

Thanks for posting so much detail. My daughter sent me a text about two of these today and I jumped on them. Purchased them sight unseen. They are 400 miles away. I am going to pick them up Saturday. I have been looking for a small (preferably fiberglass) trailer and am super excited about these.

I will be following the rest of your progress as I will be a while behind you but dealing with all the same issues I am sure. They have been sitting in the same sport since 1990.

I am sure I'll be picking the brains of everyone here for suggestions on [arts suppliers etc.

Thanks for the great thread. I look forward to more.

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Old 07-24-2018, 08:32 PM   #19
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Thanks everyone. All I can say is donít underestimate the amount of work ahead...and use plenty of nutcracker on the screws when taking apart your windows!!! That last point canít be overstated, you do not want to break those little screws!
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:44 AM   #20
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Looks very good Phil. Just started slowly gutting my Ventura. Where in Manitioba are you from. I am in Winnipeg.
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Old 07-25-2018, 03:37 PM   #21
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Looks very good Phil. Just started slowly gutting my Ventura. Where in Manitioba are you from. I am in Winnipeg.


Iíll PM you
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:41 PM   #22
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So the roof is supposed to have a positive arch to it and not a depression? I just purchased mine and it seems like my roof dips from front to back. I'm 6'3" and my head "just" touches the roof so if it's supposed to be rounded left to right and front to back that would make my day.



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Old 09-28-2018, 03:38 PM   #23
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So the roof is supposed to have a positive arch to it and not a depression? I just purchased mine and it seems like my roof dips from front to back. I'm 6'3" and my head "just" touches the roof so if it's supposed to be rounded left to right and front to back that would make my day.



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A combination of gravity and heat interacting over a long period of time with a thermoformable material. That is what you get with vintage stuff, even vintage people have skin coverings and frames that sag over time.
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Old 09-28-2018, 03:58 PM   #24
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Should have a gentle arch from side to side. No arch front to back...

When I got mine it was shaped like a bowl with all water draining into the broken roof vent
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:00 PM   #25
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That is what you get with vintage stuff, even vintage people have skin coverings and frames that sag over time.
Now I resent that
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Old 09-29-2018, 01:16 PM   #26
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Should have a gentle arch from side to side. No arch front to back...

Thanks! Looks like mine is in pretty good shape then.



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Old 09-29-2018, 04:42 PM   #27
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A combination of gravity and heat interacting over a long period of time with a thermoformable material. That is what you get with vintage stuff, even vintage people have skin coverings and frames that sag over time.

I think I resemble that. I know I feel that way!
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