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Old 07-30-2015, 12:04 PM   #11
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Thank you all for your replies. Ron, the dinette light idea sounds like a great way to "kill two birds with one stone." That is the exact area that has separated and is hanging down. Any posts that show how you did this? What adhesive did you use to reattach the liner once you installed light? I am pretty sure the vinyl liner has separated from the Refeltix insulation which has remained in place.
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:32 PM   #12
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Yes, the dinette light was a great addition. Thanks to others posting their installation I realized that it could be done. Never understood why there was a double fixture over the bed but none over the table.

The headliner and reflectix was cut out completely and a 1/2" piece of plywood, the size of the light fixture, was epoxied directly to the f.g. The headliner didn't come loose during this process. If it had I'd have masked off the surrounding area and sprayed spray adhesive into the opening and pushed it back up.

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Old 07-30-2015, 01:58 PM   #13
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Yes, the dinette light was a great addition. Thanks to others posting their installation I realized that it could be done. Never understood why there was a double fixture over the bed but none over the table.

The headliner and reflectix was cut out completely and a 1/2" piece of plywood, the size of the light fixture, was epoxied directly to the f.g. The headliner didn't come loose during this process. If it had I'd have masked off the surrounding area and sprayed spray adhesive into the opening and pushed it back up.

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Ron it looks good but I was wondering, how did you get power to the lights?
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:20 PM   #14
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Remove trim ring from fan and use its' power supply. The led's are very low power users so that's OK to do. I pushed a stiff wire, like coat wire, through under the reflectix to the opening. I then taped the power wires to it and pulled it through.

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Old 07-30-2015, 03:42 PM   #15
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My headliner is separating from the roof in the front of my 2012 Escape 19". It is sagging down across the front about 4-5 inches. I have been traveling betwwen extremely hot conditions to cool this summer. Perhaps that caused the foam or adhesive to break down? Does any one have a method to reattach by injecting adhesive under the headliner (preferred), or reattaching with capped screws? Cant find a thread that addresses this problem. Thanks!
I would definitely give Reace a call to see what would work best.
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Good to know thanks
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:05 PM   #17
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This seperation is VERY common with all molded towables, of any age. Just read the archives on FiberglassRV. OH my stars.

There's lots of folks asking about attaching "stuff" to the walls and then I READ where folks need to reattach the headliner.

THIS is NOT your sticks and bricks home. IMHO do NOT try to attach anything to the vinyl wall covering. Some time down the line, you'll be asking "how do I reattach the vinyl."

If and when the time comes for Ten Forward, I'll use whatever an automotive mechanic suggests for reattaching a headliner or vinyl roof... those folks are used to dealing with heat... or temperature swings.
Sounds like this is just another of those problems we should expect with our Trailers. Have you seen any tricks to keep it from happening or is it just 'the nature of the beast?'

Have you seen any good solutions to glue it back up on the other boards?
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:28 PM   #18
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Sounds like this is just another of those problems we should expect with our Trailers. Have you seen any tricks to keep it from happening or is it just 'the nature of the beast?'

Have you seen any good solutions to glue it back up on the other boards?
Mel, you shouldn't have any problems unless you use the vinyl wall covering like the plasterboard in your home. There's plenty of cabinetry. Hang stuff there.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:20 PM   #19
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Further info on headliner separation.

I took another look today at the headliner and it is seperating and sagging throughout the length of the trailer ceiling. Mostly at the front over the dinette but also along the "ridge"s on the sides towards rhe back. When I push up the sagging liner a can feel the crinkly Reflextec insulation material as well, so I think the vinyl liner AND the insulation has separated from the ceiling. I have not been attaching anything to the vinyl liner to have started this separtion process. My trailer sits in the 100 degree sunlight most of the Summer here in Texas. Very hard on any kind of paint or adhesives I'm sure. I will try to contact Reece to see what he recommends as to reattaching the headliner, what adhesive to use and how to apply it.
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Food for thought, Hot Rod folks have metal roofs which probably transfer more heat then 1/8" of fiberglass? If it works for them it should work on the trailer?


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Good idea to check with Reace and please let us know what you find out.
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