I thought I'd post some pictures since the last time I logged in.

We have been busy with a Colorado motorcycle trip and new kayak purchase...

We decided the entire camper would be gutted. 

The roof was full of holes so we tore that off too.

The back quarter of the floor was torn out and rebuilt. We rebuilt the rear and side walls as needed.

After tearing off the metal roof and replacing rotten top plates and rafters we rebuilt with quarter inch plywood.

I taped the seams, filled a lot of screw holes, painted it with herculiner and waited for a good rain.

We had one slow drip and a weeping damp spot. ...both due to missed screw holes...

As of now we are 2 coats in on the elastomeric roof coating which seems to be bonding well.

If you look at the pictures you will see we brought the roof coatings down onto the sides of the rv. We hope the new roof acts like a hat of sorts and keeps us dry....lol.

Our experience is you need to take breaks to not go nuts....but we sure do like moving forward...

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Comment by Dale and Lynne Park on October 9, 2013 at 9:44am

Hi Michael - Enjoying your pictures and solutions.  We have a '77 Dodge Sportsman.  We got lucky, didn't need as much re-build as yours, just the rotted cabover section.  We fell in love with ours via Craigslist right away also.  Good luck with your build.

Comment by Pat Daly on October 8, 2013 at 5:09pm

Well, seem totally cool to me too.   And the price is right!

Comment by Michael Zochert on October 8, 2013 at 4:12pm

Thanks Pat.

I had an old suburban once that taught me a few tricks, one of which is truck bed paint can be used for many a thing....

Rhinoliner currently has a new rv product that they would have charged $1800 to spray my roof with... we bought this rig for $700 and I'm a diehard diy'er so for $120 I thought I'd give it a shot.

Looks solid to me....and the elastomeric roof liquid bonds very nicely. ..

The roof itself cost us about $450 to replace ourselves which includes all of the new wood, screws, tape, adhesive, herculiner,  and elastomeric....

One thing though....I did experiment a bit with the liquids and found you can't elastomeric over silicone.....

Just about to move the rig back into the driveway and touched the ceiling...when it was black it woulda been very hot...now? Very very cool....lovn it.

Comment by Pat Daly on October 8, 2013 at 3:57pm

Michael, isn't Herculiner a truck bed product? How'd it work out and did it bond ok with the final product?  Great job by the way!



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