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Old 10-12-2010, 10:11 AM   #15
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Thanks so much for the photos. I am just starting to work on mine and it's nice to know ahead of time exactly how it will look.
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:49 PM   #16
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Just bought 97 25' Safari. Thanx for the pics. Gives us hope for the sagging situation. Merry Christmas
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #17
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Wonderful job. Will attack our ceiling early 2014. Gotta ask. What screws were used. Length, size and head type ? And additionally what screw covers . I've looked at many sites / stores. No luck so far. Your info is greatly appreciated. Merry Christmas
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:33 AM   #18
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The other way is to have Airstream cut out the ceiling aluminum and replace it with new, then install new ceiling material. Looks great, costs $1000 per section.
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:13 PM   #19
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I just completed my sagging ceiling fix on my 95 Excella, with guidance from this list. Went to Lowe's, bought pre painted white lattice strips, inch self-tapping screws and white screw covers. The strips are spaced 13 inches apart, blend into the ceiling and the ceiling will never fall again. About $20 total and an easy fix.
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:31 PM   #20
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Something I have been considering..met a guy who had a younger trailer than my 1999. Only noticed it when pointed out to me. A guy in Georgia has a little business of putting covered buttons in the ceiling to prevent the fall down. Anyone know who this is? Maybe head of a Georgia unit?
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:48 AM   #21
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Warren Fore. You can reach him through Top of Georgia Airstream Park.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:24 AM   #22
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Warren Fore. You can reach him through Top of Georgia Airstream Park.
Warren and Sharon Fore just "buttoned up" the headliner of our new (to us) 2001 Land Yacht XC. They did a meticulous job -- even on the insides of the closets! We think the headliner looks better than the original.

Not only are the Fores great crafts-people, they're also really nice folks.
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:14 PM   #23
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Nice job Carol and Craig

I took the advice of someone on this forum to use 3M extra strength adhesive. We had on section over the entrance sagging badly every time we came back to the trailer. I covered the floor and Microwave and sprayed under the drooping covering a small section at a time reaching back as far as I could.Waited the required time for it to develop tack and then smoothed it out and pressed the fabric toward the seam repeating as it progressed. The ceiling stayed up for the whole trip over Superior including the kinds of travel that toss mattresses of the bed. If it doesn'y stay as well as it has I'll be looking at screwing and button covers like yours
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:42 PM   #24
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I have had the same problem in my '94. First it was the rear bedroom. I took out the valences and pulled the vinyl down so it was only held up by the rear wardrobe cabinets. The material had actually failed because the foam backer failed not the glue from the original install. I applied solvent based contact cement to both surfaces liberally. It soaked right through the foam. When it had dried(about an hour) I pushed it back up with a clean paint roller. Has stayed up for two years now. The finish isn't perfect since the foam has lost most of it's elasticity but I can live with it and I'm a fussy guy. Have done a few sections since then.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:01 PM   #25
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My '95 Excella is infected.

Thank y'all.... I'll be getting to work soon.
Just have to decide what to do!
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:04 AM   #26
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My 95 34' is also infected big time. Here are some photos showing two affected panels and other panels that are not yet affected. I think that all Airstreams with the glued vinyl ceiling are going to be affected; it is just a matter of time. I see the following repair options:

1. Install the buttons. I will probably not do this because I don't like the tufted upholstery look.

2. Remove the vinyl and glue and polish the aluminum.

3. Remove the vinyl and glue and paint the aluminum either white or silver.

4. Remove the vinyl and glue and re install new vinyl with new foam.

5. Remove the vinyl and glue and re install the old vinyl without the foam. I am really not sure why they even put the foam in.

I will probably try option 5 first on one panel and see how it works out.

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Old 09-20-2014, 09:18 AM   #27
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5. Remove the vinyl and glue and re install the old vinyl without the foam. I am really not sure why they even put the foam in.

I will probably try option 5 first on one panel and see how it works out.

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I don't know either, but if I had to guess it would be for additional insulation, both heat and sound.

Please post pictures of your results as all of us with Classics will one day face the same problem.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:40 AM   #28
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The ceiling with the foam backer looks very nice. It prevents the seams and rivets from telegraphing through the vinyl.
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