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Old 07-31-2015, 01:33 AM   #21
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Hi Jay,
We are having the same problem in the front of our trailer, above the dinette. Ours is a bit older (2009) that we purchased used. It was like this when we picked it up, and most likely due to the heat from being stored outside in the sun. We too live in Austin and are interested in finding a fix. I like the idea of combining adhesive with some sort of ceiling fixture that will help secure it in place.
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:22 AM   #22
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My uncle and I used this product to restore a headliner on his 57 Chevy.

Amazon.com: 3M 08090 Yellow Super Trim Adhesive - 19 oz.: Automotive

Several years later, and its still well adhered. The vehicle sits in direct sunlight much of the time. I think its designed for high heat environments. I would not recommend 3M 77.
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:01 AM   #23
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This will sound dumb but what is the headliner
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:04 AM   #24
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Never mind ..just figured it out
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:22 AM   #25
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This separation 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 that's true, then what's the point of getting reinforced walls to hang hooks, TV mounts, etc from? I'm more than a bit confused now. thanks
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If that's true, then what's the point of getting reinforced walls to hang hooks, TV mounts, etc from? I'm more than a bit confused now. thanks
The walls that can be reinforced are interior walls -- the ones with the oak paneling. The vinyl-coated walls of the shell aren't usually reinforced. (I don't know if it's possible, but I haven't yet seen it done).

Not a problem for most, as the oak walls seem to provide plenty of real estate for hooks, tv mounts, etc.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:32 AM   #27
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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?


Best aerosol spray adhesive? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board


Good idea to check with Reace and please let us know what you find out.
Good point, also any body shop that knows how to put on a vinyl roof on a car. They still do that for vehicles being restored from the late 1950s-1980s.
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:00 PM   #28
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The walls that can be reinforced are interior walls -- the ones with the oak paneling. The vinyl-coated walls of the shell aren't usually reinforced. (I don't know if it's possible, but I haven't yet seen it done).
Our used 17B has very obvious reinforcing under the vinyl wall covering on the front wall of the trailer, where the hinged backrest/upper bunk is attached. Ditto against the rear wall of the trailer where the brackest for the non-pedestal-type dinette table attaches.

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If you don't have the bunk option, you won't have a reinforced wall.
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Our son has a 94 13 ft Scamp. The headliner was sagging in the rear corner. Tried several spray adhesives with no luck, finally tried the 3M90 mentioned here and it has adhered for several years now. If it sags again I will tell him about the 3M super trim adhesive.

Give ETI a call or email - see what they recommend.

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