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 ours. Some of us begin with such determination, never stopping until it's done. Others begin, and within a short time lose interest. Then there are those who begin, work for the money to complete a phase, finish that phase, and then have to lay off until funds become available to continue. I fall into the last category.

As much as I'd love to do this full time (build and remodel trailers and motorhomes), with the economy the way it's been I haven't yet realized that dream. I'm not one to give up altogether, so in the meantime I'll just finish my latest project, and then give her a name.

Below are the latest shots of my home. It's not perfect, but it's MUCH better than it was originally. :)

 

Edges are wrapped with Eternabond webseal.

I think the profile actually looks better with the raised roof. That was a welcome plus!

Window set after cleaning. Had to heat the glazing strip and stretch it a bit. Worked great!

Almost done! :)

 

This should have been the third and final chapter of the roof remodel, but working nonstop to beat the rain, in 100 degree heat with just about as much humidity, my shoulders started to just plain ache! Taking a few days off is just what I needed, and I'll be back to it full swing tomorrow coating the new roof. After that, it will be time to move on to the interior. See you soon, and keep at it....

 

Dave

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Comment by Ron Mills on October 25, 2020 at 4:36pm

Very impressive work my friend!

Watch out for those low bridges once you get er done...

Especially some gas stations...

Comment by Mary Yardley on January 13, 2018 at 9:44am

Good job on the Eternabond application. It looks very clean. Do you know how long the Eternabond is supposed to last before needing to be replaced?

Comment by Ann Shaikh on July 10, 2016 at 8:10am

hello Dave was wonder if what you did to your rv will work on my 1959 Tour a Home travel trailer . Do you think it will? Also how can i keep the snow off my roof when I am not here in Maine.

I come up for 3 months each year.

Also do you know where I could find the interior floor plans . I plan on restoring her to original look  as I love the retro look. please let me know if you can. Also good work on your rv looks great

Comment by Ann Shaikh on July 10, 2016 at 8:10am

hello Dave was wonder if what you did to your rv will work on my 1959 Tour a Home travel trailer . Do you think it will? Also how can i keep the snow off my roof when I am not here in Maine.

I come up for 3 months each year.

Also do you know where I could find the interior floor plans . I plan on restoring her to original look  as I love the retro look. please let me know if you can. Also good work on your rv looks great

Comment by Ann Shaikh on July 10, 2016 at 8:10am

hello Dave was wonder if what you did to your rv will work on my 1959 Tour a Home travel trailer . Do you think it will? Also how can i keep the snow off my roof when I am not here in Maine.

I come up for 3 months each year.

Also do you know where I could find the interior floor plans . I plan on restoring her to original look  as I love the retro look. please let me know if you can. Also good work on your rv looks great

Comment by Oliver Reilly on November 3, 2015 at 10:26am

Hi iv got 1976 RV  Winiebago Itasca she's been out doors now for a year. i now see shes leeking at the roof some were   i see wather lineing at the air con on the roof could it be coming from there shes beganing to belle up in side with the weather and i dont know how to take the inside roof off im going to but her inside storage  if some one can help thanks  PS  i LOVEeeee  this RV

 

Comment by Dave Creu on August 28, 2015 at 8:35am

Hi Philip,

If you do decide to prime you can use a water-based primer like Kilz or Zinsser.

Comment by Philip Lee on August 28, 2015 at 1:17am

I answered my own question. Went to the epdm site and read the info. No primer required. Will give it a try and add photos later.

Comment by Philip Lee on August 28, 2015 at 1:08am

What kind of primer did you use. I bought a can of epdm-6 but it doesn't mention anything about primer.

Comment by Dave Creu on August 27, 2015 at 11:53am

Hi Philip,

Thanks for checking out my blog. I recently decided to completely rebuild the entire coach. When I removed the roof you see in this blog after it had been sitting outside in the weather for 4 years, and through LOTS of rain and high winds, guess what! It looked as new as the day I built it!

The only epdm coating I used and will use comes from here: http://www.epdmcoatings.com

Prime the plywood first, and then seal the joints with Eternabond webseal. After that you're ready to apply the EPDM rubber coating. It is a 2 part material in which you open the bucket and pour in the catalyst, then mix it VERY thoroughly, and roll it on with a paint roller. It will self-level, and look great. Only thing to remember is to clean it once (maybe twice) per year.

So to answer your question... Yes, you can have a durable, longlasting roof doing what I presented here.

All the best,

Dave

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