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The Ceiling's the Limit!: Chapter II-1/2


We all have those projects in life that seem to never get finished. All the moxie and determination seems to wane after a while, and what started as a fire quickly dwindles down to a smoldering ember. THEN! Along comes your second wind, and it's just enough to blow gently on the ember and bring it back to a roaring blaze!

Such it is with projects like…


Posted on August 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — 33 Comments

The Ceiling's the Limit!: Chapter II

Hello again everyone, hope all is well, and you are finding pleasure in your pursuits.


Last time I posted, I had a little less than half of the new roof completed. This time I have some shots of the completed roofing (well almost! :) just waiting for the rest of the aluminum extension to be installed before sealing the joints and edges with Eternabond Webseal, which will then get a coating of Liquid Rubber, the only liquid EPDM roof coating available.




Posted on August 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

The Ceiling's the Limit!

 Hi everyone,

 Seems like motorhomes have always been built around the person of "average" height. What is average height anyway? 5'8"? I'm not too sure, but I do know that unless you can afford a newer Class A motorhome (think Alfa Gold) with plenty of headroom, then taller owners are bound to have the "bump your head blues".

 Let's face it, older Class Cs are great, but when it's time to come inside after a nice day of swimming, fishing, hiking, or…


Posted on August 21, 2011 at 7:19pm — 4 Comments

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At 5:17pm on August 19, 2017, Eddie Lehman said…

Thanks Dave.. What do you think about the Product Armor Garage?

At 4:30pm on August 19, 2017, Eddie Lehman said…

Hi Dave. I am going to put a new top on my 1990 Wilderness Yukon by Fleetwood. It is only 19' and the way you said to just do the plywood, seal and coat sounds too good to be true lol. I was wondering how your roof is still holding up? And could you please tell me what gimp edges is? Thank you so much...

At 5:35am on July 11, 2016, Ann Shaikh said…

Hi Dave , Thanks for all the information for my 1959 tour a home named "Diamond" cause she is a diamond in the rough.

Have looked into what you suggested and found it all very helpful. Also liquid roof sounds much easier than the membrane ones. as for winterizing her am looking into possibly putting a temp roof with pitch on her along with tarp; guess i will have to master taking pics so i can post her progress as i beging to restore her.

Again thanks for all your help and I am glad i found this site. feels real good

At 5:45pm on September 3, 2015, Mike Conte said…

Hi Dave: I have posted about the 1974 Midas Mini 22 ft C what I plan to buy and repair. The rood was destroyed by a falling tree 8 years ago and the unit has been garaged ever since.  I was the pride and joy of the owner who, sadly, passed away with the repair only partially finished.

A roll of aluminum (103" wide) comes with the RV so I will use it.  Could I get your suggestions on....

1. The spacing of rafters and blocking between rafters.  I am pretty sure he had 2" actual dimension lumber cut for this job.

2.Do I need plywood decking? If so, what thickness? 1/8, 1/4, 3/8? I do want to be confident walking on the roof and I assume the sheet aluminum is thinner of the two available (.032 as opposed .040, I think)

3. Can I screw down the sheet on the perimeter only or do have to put down screws (therefore holes) across the body of the sheet and if so what (Externabond) product should I seal them with, and, finally,

4. Can I use the Externabond Web along the edge on both sides instead of purchasing new metal molding/channel (or whatever the right term is)

I really appreciate you advice here along with that from a number of other members.  I am anxious to get on with the job but want to get my plans firm before I start.  Thanks a lot. (I am in upstate New York)

At 6:30pm on January 13, 2014, P. Vallerie said…
Dave. Finally had some time to take a look at your roof raising project. Awesome! You'll get a little bit more drag with the additional height but I think it will be minimal. Waiting for my parts to dry in between coats of paint. The front end is almost completely rebuilt. Yea! Rebuilt the carb, going to put a nice coat of blue paint on the engine next weekend. How is your new intake manifold/carburator coming along? Have you tried it out? P.
At 9:49am on February 7, 2013, Adam Tome' said…

I know what you mean about ceiling height. The thing that sold me about the camper I bought was how tall it is. My dad is about 6' 2" and even he can stand up in my camper.

At 11:29pm on September 22, 2011, Carol greenhalgh said…

Thanks for the encouragement! I just took my disaster to Camping World to have it checked out. Boy, do they know nothing about vintage trailers. As soon as they realized the furnace and refrigerator didn't work, they gave up checking it out, saying it would cost money to repair. I told them I didn't want the furnace or refrigerator any, so get back to work please. I'm not quite a restore-like-new kinda gal. Want a new refrigerator, maybe the furnace could be used for an a/c, who knows. What I don't know yet is if it is even worth getting into.

Where is here? Is there anyone in Central Texas who can supervise this project if they don't want to do the work. 


Thanks, Dave. Carol

At 5:37pm on September 4, 2011, John said…
The Camper is a 1963 Layton, This will be my winter project this year and hopefully be camping in it this spring.
At 3:03pm on August 29, 2011, Kurth Family said…
Not sure what engine is in the beav, to be honest we have only driven it once! Good thing too after all the rot she probably would have fallen apart on the road!
At 12:17am on August 25, 2011, Kurth Family said…
Looks good! What is the eternabond about? Is t better then rv roof sealant? We live in oregon, and haha, we all know about the beavs dry rot, so any tips are greatly appreciated. Do you need to apply annualy? Ps how do you strip old roof sealant off? I dont know if you have seen our roof but its so covered I want to remove it. I heard steel wool and paint thinner from craig and lisa. There project is awesome too! I love to see everyones projects, its so inspiring. So in your cabover did you have a shelf? We are thinking about skipping it in the rebuild for weight and headroom reasons.



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