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Old 07-15-2004, 03:47 PM   #1
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Have you used Ozite Fabric on your walls and ceilings?

Hi all,
In the newer Airstreams the overhead and walls are sometimes covered with Ozite Rib Fabric, a thick, carpet-like material which is cream in color. I really like the look of this material and I want to use it for my restoration project. I priced this material at Oasis RV in Tucson at $11.00 a sq ft. Has anybody applied this material to an older airstream? If you did. What did you use for an adhesive? Any pitfalls I need to be aware of?

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Old 01-03-2005, 07:17 AM   #2
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I found the answer

According to Airstream, this fabric material is called Ozite Rib Fabric. I found a large patch of it at my local RV Salvage yard for about $40, an outstanding price.
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:06 AM   #3
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I'll be interested to see how you do with this. I had suggested its use to someone else. I think I'd like the texture and possibly noise reduction. What will it add as far as weight?
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:57 AM   #4
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I'll be interested to see how you do with this. I had suggested its use to someone else. I think I'd like the texture and possibly noise reduction. What will it add as far as weight?
The fabric weighs far less than regular carpet. The nice thing about this fabric is that it can cover up any "blemishes" you may have on your walls. It really gives a nice clean look and I think it would improve noise reduction though I have no proof yet.

Info on this fabric, which comes in many colors, can be found on their website.
Just search for OZITE.
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:51 AM   #5
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How do people with these fabric liners deal with mold and mildew? Seems they would absorp all kinds of moisture and odors. Except for that I have been thinking about it off and on.
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:57 AM   #6
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The wall carpet is also known as hull liner! I applied mine with 3M "77" adhesive and it worked great. If I remember correctly, hull liner comes in 60 and 72" roll lengths. The weight is quite light, the material for our rear bedroom weighed about 8-10 pounds. It absorbs noise, increases the insulation value of the wall, reduces the tendency of the wall to sweat, and is fairly easy to install. By stretching the fabric in some places and bunching it in others, it is fairly easy to get it to conform to compound curves. I think I paid about $15 per yard length of 6' material for the hull liner in my trailer.

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I priced this material at Oasis RV in Tucson at $11.00 a sq ft. Has anybody applied this material to an older airstream?
Mike
Are you sure that price isn't per square yard? That makes a lot more sense.
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Fuzzy wall / Soft vinyl

I also saw that material at Oasis on the '04 models. Does anyone know how easy/hard it is to clean. With a 13 and 7 year old, it was the first thing that came to mind. Also, some of the models have a foam backed vinyl for some sections of the wall. It seemed that this might do well to hide blemishes, insulate, and be easier to clean. Has anyone tried to duplicate this?
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:43 AM   #9
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Have you used this on your walls and ceilings?

Greetings 69Ambassador!

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I also saw that material at Oasis on the '04 models. Does anyone know how easy/hard it is to clean. With a 13 and 7 year old, it was the first thing that came to mind. Also, some of the models have a foam backed vinyl for some sections of the wall. It seemed that this might do well to hide blemishes, insulate, and be easier to clean. Has anyone tried to duplicate this?
Some older vintage coaches had quilted-vinyl upholstery installed on the bedroom cielings as well as on the bedroom walls. My '64 Overlander has this and it has withstood the test of time - - it continues to be easy to clean and retains a very pleasant appearance. You can see the cieling panel (it is attached with pop-rivets) in the photo below:

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For Hull Liner see: http://www.fabricsandvinyls.com/prod...hull_liner.htm
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:04 PM   #11
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Wow!

Beautiful OEM ceiling, Kevin. Haven't seen that style in an Airstream before. Very nice!!!!!
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:33 PM   #12
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Beautiful OEM ceiling, Kevin. Haven't seen that style in an Airstream before. Very nice!!!!!
The ceiling and wall upholstery in the bedroom was one of the features that originally caused me to purchase the coach - - I had been looking for the better part of a year and this coach just told me that it was mine the minute I walked into the door (June of 1995) - - I didn't learn until about six months after purchasing the coach that it was the one that friends of my family had purchased new in 1964. As time has gone by, I have tried to piece together just how my coach came to be equipped in this manner - - based on what I have been able to discover (invoices, discussions with original owners, etc.) the upholstery was an upgrade option available on International models (and most likely only those models with separate bedroom areas - - Trade Wind and larger coaches). I know that my coach was a special order as the original owners were friends of my family, and it has several unusual period features. The precise years when this feature was available isn't clear, but I have seen several '64 Overlanders and Ambassadors with this feature as well as one '63 Overlander that had this feature. In reality, I suspect that the purchaser of any Airstream of the period could special-order the feature whether the coach was a Land Yacht or International.

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My understanding is that was part of the top of the line international package - on the larger trailers.

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How do people with these fabric liners deal with mold and mildew? Seems they would absorp all kinds of moisture and odors. Except for that I have been thinking about it off and on.
Hi. I am new to the forum and we have to get rid of mildew on the "carpet-like" walls and the drapes. Any suggestions? Is there anything we can use in the washer for the drapes?
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