Just fixed my roof and ready to camp!

Discussion in 'Roof/Floor Repair & Maintenance' started by rvanderwerf, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. rvanderwerf

    rvanderwerf Member

    Jul 20, 2017
    Fixed my roof this past weekend and ready for camping! My roof was't terrible the deepest cracks where in the corners and along the awning area and a few micro cracks on top, especially on the side where the awning is. I'm not going to put it back and it seems that's a source of the issues and just bring a 10x10 instant up shelter with me. The process was pretty easy once I got real abs pellets off amazon. The airsoft bbs I tried from academy like recommended on the popup princess blog never melted for me, they must be made of something else (they just sort of turned into gravel). The MEK melted my pellets in just a few hours into a calk-like consistency. I'm new to painting bedliner and it shows but the Grizzly Grip over my repairs should hold up for many years to come! I had enough grizzly left over to do the AC cover and the front plastic cover as well. If you buy it pre-mixed it only lasts for 30 days anyways. This is a 2002 coleman santa fe.
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  2. JPBar

    JPBar Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    Nice job!
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  3. mackleon

    mackleon New Member

    Aug 30, 2017
    You have done a great job, repairing the roof without the help of roof repair contractor is really commendable.
  4. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

    Oct 15, 2006
    Graceville, Florida
    That is a nice looking job and should last for awhile, as far as removing the awning the 10 X 10 shelter should work even better and be easier to set up and break down. I hope You enjoy the fruits of your labor for many camping trips. Good Luck and Happy camping
  5. Sammy Girl

    Sammy Girl New Member

    Sep 27, 2016
    I think it looks GREAT! We have a 1996 Coleman Sea Pine, and the ABS roof is doing the exact same thing that yours is: deeper cracks on the rounded corners and a LOT of micro cracks under the awning. However, I tried to fix it myself a couple of years ago using silicon caulk , and now I have a real mess [;{}]. Any suggestions on the quickest and most effective way to remove all of the caulk? Also, on the popupprincess site, some people suggested removing the entire ABS roof and recovering roof with several coats of Grizzly Grip. Any suggestions or feedback?
  6. rvanderwerf

    rvanderwerf Member

    Jul 20, 2017
    you could rub it down with MEK or just sand it with scrubby pads, I used these.. but removing caulk isn't fun. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NH9YBXY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  7. Domi

    Domi New Member

    Apr 14, 2018
    I have a 2000 Mesa that the front 1/3 has to big cracks going the whole way across the roof. There are plenty of spider cracks as well on the side with awning. I have an A/C that has bars inside to stabilize it, its not sagging at all. If I remove the outer abs shell and Grizzly Grip the foam/fiberglass under lay, can I reinstall the A/C without any weight worries? I seen somebody say that if you remove the outer ABS shell and use GG the A/C has to go for weight issues.
  8. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    I cant imagine any reason from not being able to keep the AC you will need a new seal and if it really bugs you add an extra cross support first.
  9. jrod71

    jrod71 New Member

    May 21, 2018
    Midland, NC
    Did you do anything to the micro cracks before coating with grizzly grip?

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