Roof repair - Fiberglass RV

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Old 04-18-2008, 09:06 PM   #1
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I returned home after a winter away to find that the roof on the cupboard side of my Trillium appears to have broken in. It is still under tarp but this looks like a major repair. We are in Ontario and looking for suggestions for this kind of fiberglass rebuild or repair. I am thinking that perhaps the cupboards need more vertical support to prevent this type of damage.

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Old 04-19-2008, 07:28 AM   #2
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Lonnie, I suppose without some pictures it may be tough to give any suggestions. If your trailer has a snow load on it every winter, perhaps using floor to ceiling braces inside would help with the weight. I'm not sure just putting a brace between the countertop and cupboard would be enough. But, certainly better than nothing.

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Old 04-19-2008, 03:17 PM   #3
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I have a Scamp of about that vintage.

I would pull the overhead cabinets out, prepare a temporary interior support then add fiberglass and resin to the stressed areas.

Once that is done, you should be able to reinstall the cabinets and pretty much be good to go. You should do something so it doesn't reoccur, though -- better and more internal supports, temporary supports during the winter, etc.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:58 PM   #4
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This is 'almost' the most snow I've had on my Trillium, and we suffer NO bad effects. You must remember too that our snow is alot wetter (therefore heavier) than yours. Get the damage fixed (by whatever means) and in future as suggested by others here, in the winter use some bracking inside (but in various locations) to help keep the roof from meeting up with THE FLOOR!!! LOL.
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