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Old 05-13-2015, 11:34 AM   #29
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Hi Mike.
Im thinking you may need to brace it like you are doing but in more spots. Have braces on the inside and heat the inside ceiling with a heat gun.
Heat it till its hot the touch but do not burn it. you can do it in a grid pattern. and brace it as you go along.
I can not see you using light material to flatten the roof.
Ive used a heat gun to give fiber glass a shape that I needed. before on smaller projects. Good luck
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:49 AM   #30
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Hi Mike, you sure are ambitious! I'm now mostly done the belly band, and am starting to reassemble the walls. The plywood backing the belly band screws to must be the strongest glue in the camper! Wasn't fun scraping it off splinter by splinter.

I'm going to laminate the walls with a bunch of clamps and braces to my garage next to the camper. I hadn't considered the problems with the roof so thanks for posting. I'll have to try out your method and go crazy with the heat gun. It must be a race to get everything pressed together with the working time of the contact cement. Any other issues you've come across?
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:19 PM   #31
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Just mostly that and keeping it supported while it goes together so it doesn't want to let go. Yeah the belly band wood is really in there. I am happy to say though the glue I used the first time was very hard to get the foam off again. That's a good sign!!


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Old 05-13-2015, 01:11 PM   #32
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Notice on the exterior how flat the roof is now compared to the first picture. Hope this is the result


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