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Old 07-26-2006, 03:33 PM   #1
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ceiling coming apart

My 33 ft airstream land yacht motor home. Ceiling bulging and falling down. Need advise on how to repair, replace or use something else. anyone had this problem? What is recommended or who can repair.

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Old 07-26-2006, 10:15 PM   #2
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I had the same problem. I used small wooden strips (white) from the local hardware store (Lowes) and put them about 6 inches apart across the roof to hold up the existing headliner.

I'll take some photos tomorrow and post them for you.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:20 PM   #3
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My folks had the same issue

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My 33 ft airstream land yacht motor home. Ceiling bulging and falling down. Need advise on how to repair, replace or use something else. anyone had this problem? What is recommended or who can repair.

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And they fixed it based on another forum member's method/recommendation. See this thread, post # 10:

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ling+motorhome
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:53 PM   #4
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Drooping ceiling vinyl

There is an easier way.
The original ceiling was vinyl with a foam backing that was glued to the ceiling boards and installed before any cabinets or accessories. The foam dried out and the vinly drooped.
On my previous Motor Home (a classic GMC) I took all the cabinets and accessories down and removed the old vinyl. Then I sanded off the old glue and made new vinyl panels, glued them to the boards and re-installed everything.
IT WAS A AWFUL JOB!
SO, when this happened in the "new" Airstream, I was smarter!!!
HERE IS THE FIX..
Go to the hardware store and buy a couple hundered white thumb tacks.
Yep, regular white thumb tacks.
Start with a dull table knife and make sure the vinyl ceiling material is under the plastic edging strip. Then start with a pattern of thumb tacks across the ceiling, tacking the vinyl back to the ceiling board. I found about an 8" pattern worked great. As it spread throughout the coach, I thumb tacked it back in place and now have a beautiful "Diamon Tuffted Ceiling". You could pay a lot of money for such a fancy ceiling, but I spent $2.29 for 300 white thum tacks and fixed it forever.
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