Coleman ABS Roof

Discussion in 'Roof/Floor Repair & Maintenance' started by benfrench, Oct 11, 2011.

Have you had any issues with your Coleman ABS Roof?

  1. Yes, sagging, I fixed it ..

    15.3%
  2. Yes, sagging, I got rid of it ..

    4.6%
  3. No, never had any issues ..

    32.7%
  4. Yes, cracking, I fixed it ..

    50.5%
  5. Yes, cracking, I got rid of it ..

    11.6%
  1. bols2Dawall

    bols2Dawall S.W. Ontario

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    You might want to start a new post . Nobody will notice your request when Hijacking a post .
     
  2. newenglander

    newenglander New Member

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    just joined and trying to figure that out, would you mind directing to the right spot. would really appreciate it
     
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  3. bols2Dawall

    bols2Dawall S.W. Ontario

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    http://www.popupportal.com/forums/roof-floor-repair-maintenance.53/
    Sure no problem . Go to top tab and Click on forums then scroll down till you find the appropriate category
    , or you can use the search button above to see if this question has been asked ( and it has :) ) Good Luck
     
  4. camping LAX family

    camping LAX family New Member

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    We have a 2001 coleman sun valley and after all these years it started cracking. No sagging maybe because we don't have air conditioning. We had Rhino lining applied. It was expensive but the rest of the trailer is in perfect condition and didn't want to get rid of it.
     
  5. tcrowe63

    tcrowe63 New Member

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    Sorry It took so long to answer: I ordered one bed liner kit from them. To be honest 2 coats would have been good. But I used it all, so about 4 coats total on the top. Figured I had it, and it only last 30 day after they mix it, so I used it all.
     
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  6. csaprince

    csaprince New Member

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    Hi. I just purchased a 97 Yukon. It had a large crack down the middle. Some delamination, but not too bad. I screwed down some of the loose roof, then fiber glassed the crack. I filled it with resin, put the cloth over the top of the crack, and poured more resin on. It hardened up nicely. Then I rolled on white Raptor truck bed liner. It looks pretty good.
     

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  7. Sammy Girl

    Sammy Girl New Member

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    This looks fantastic! Great job. We have the same situation you did, but I had tried to patch it with silicon caulk, and now I have a horrible mess. I am leaning towards just ripping off the entire ABS roof and starting from scratch using Grizzly Grip, but I am worried that removing the air conditioner will be too big a job and that once I put a/c unit back on that it will leak. What do you think?
     
  8. Bob Scanlan

    Bob Scanlan New Member

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    How did you repair the cracks prior to using grizzly grip?
     
  9. Knoke

    Knoke New Member

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    I have a 2000 Coleman Cheyenne that had developed some stress cracks and following various threads in the forums, I did the normal crack repair method and drilled small holes at each end of the crack (unless it ended at an edge), routed out the crack with a Dremel tool and filled with the West System boat repair epoxy. The actual crack repair came out great and I am very happy with those results. However, I am not so happy with the Grizzly Grip bed liner I ordered to paint it with. I prepped and sanded, wiped down with Acetone (lightly), but when I tried to use the very coarse, black roller that came with the Grizzly Grip, I began to get huge lumps that would not brush out. I wisely chose to stop immediately and this morning I took the camper to my neighborhood auto body shop to have them spray the bed liner on. They wanted to use their own product but I told them I had $140.00 in the Grizzly Grip and another $40.00 in shipping and so they are going to use the Grizzly Grip. I will pick up the camper tomorrow morning and will post the results. I expect a good job from the shop. I suppose I could have went out a bought an undercoating spray gun and attempted it myself but I saw problems looming there also. The shop is charging me $350.00 for the spray job. So I will have well over $500.00 in the repair when finished. Not as good as if I did the painting myself but acceptable if it comes out like I think it will.
    Mike
     
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  10. ezakoske

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    $350 for the spray job seems like a great deal to me! The couple of places I've called so far have wanted $2500 to do the roof job. To me, that says they don't want the job...
     
  11. Knoke

    Knoke New Member

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    I picked up the camper yesterday and am very happy with the results and I'm really glad I opted for the professional application of the Grizzly Grip. I was a maintenance supervisor for most of my life and have done a lot of different types of painting but in this case discretion prevailed. You need to know your limitations as they say. Yes, $350 is well worth the work they did. One thing that shows up with the paint job are all of the places where you didn't fair the repair patches. I have a few spots where if you look close you can see a slight outline of the groove I routed and filled. Probably no one but me can see them though. The guy on the spray gun said he had to cut the Grizzly Grip some with the Xylene I had given them. I re-mounted the 100 watt solar panel on the roof and will put the new gasket on today. Unfortunately the camper will have to sit for the winter now as our camping season here in Central Oregon is pretty much over. But it will be ready to go next Spring!
     
  12. FunkyBunch324

    FunkyBunch324 New Member

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    I talked to my line x rep and asked if bed liner will adhere to ABS he said yes, and they have done several Coleman pop ups with abs with photos, only down side is they do not have a white bed liner to spray on so you have to switch over to a light gray. I haven’t gotten my bid yet as I am still new and don’t even have the pup licensed yet
     
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  13. Erich Schneider

    Erich Schneider New Member

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    We have a 1997 Coleman with eh ABS top. Cracking of course. When warmer weather arrives I will try some Raptor bedlinen on it. Have U-Pol plastic body filler for the cracks. Anyone used this before? I have not looked at every post so if this has been answered before please forgive me. Also want to add double propane tanks and a screen for the awning. Suggestions on where to buy the screen room? Thanks.
     
  14. mstrbill

    mstrbill Active Member

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    I doubt there is any Coleman NOS left at any dealer, so eBay would be your only choice.
     
  15. Super__G

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    Our roof is toast. Did you remove the ABS roof? Can anyone comment on their experience of removing the roof? We do not have an air conditioner so I'm expecting it would much easier.
     
  16. ezakoske

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    I stripped the ABS shell off of mine before patching up some of the foam, and then rolled on Grizzly Grip. Removing it was fairly easy on mine - mainly based on the amount of delamination. I used a foam pool noodle and wedged it between then ABS and roof as I worked on freeing up the areas that were still attached.
     
  17. gigfy

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    Removed the ABS roof on my 97 Coleman Sante Fe today. Mostly delaminated with a few spots that needed a scraper. Is it really necessary to fill in the small voids? Won't the grizzly grip fill them in? If not, then what other products to use other than bondo? I am going to order fine white GG.

    Front part was easy to remove.
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    Decided to remove the cleats. What is that glue/caulk that was used here and on the cover for the support bar bolts?
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    The ABS was glued very well to the plastic reinforcement plates.
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    One plate ripped out. I'm planning on gluing back with spray adhesive or gorilla glue before applying the grizzly grip.
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    didn't remove the support bar bolts. I plan on not painting them but will reinstall the covers with more of that glue/caulk if I can find it.
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    back part was harder.
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    had to chisel off the ABS from the cleat reinforcement plates.
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  18. MrsSquid

    MrsSquid Active Member

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    Gigfy, you had asked about filling the small voids. Some of them can be harder to fill than you might think. The attached photo shows a section of our roof after the first skim coat of Grizzly Grip.
     

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  19. gigfy

    gigfy New Member

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    Thanks. I've attached a close up. Did you see anything like this?

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  20. MrsSquid

    MrsSquid Active Member

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    Yes, we used Bondo to fill in and smooth out. Even though we thought we had used enough Bondo and the roof was smooth, we quickly noticed otherwise when we applied our first application of Grizzly Grip. I joked that we should have applied a skim coat of Bondo over the entire roof.
     
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