Originally Posted by ralob
Hi. I am a new member. Looking for nicer-looking options to the ceiling carpeting for my 1984 13' Uhaul
Before you do a makeover it is good to understand why they used carpet.
shells don't breathe. When the temperature reaches the dew point the moisture that is inside of the trailer will hit the cold surface of the shell and condense into water that can drip back onto you and everything else.
The carpet provides some insulation to help prevent the condensation issues and it also catches any moisture drops that might condense when it does happen. The carpet they used is most likely made with a fiber which does not allow mold to grow into the fiber itself. Mold resistant is critical in this application.
Finding a good looking and affordable alternative that performs as well for the purpose is a tough call. Your best bet is to search for a marine quality headliner.
Beauty is not just how things look to the eye, it is also in this case literally skin deep