Securing peeling headliner in the cupboards - Page 3 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-25-2017, 12:26 PM   #41
Member
 
erikcampbell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Whittier, California
Trailer: 2015 19" -Are we there yet?-
Posts: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by kstock11 View Post
As so many of us who own Escapes have found, if something goes wrong, Escape makes it right. Why else would so many people wait up to a year to take delivery when they can locally pick up an RV on the same day? I love showing off my Escape and sharing the love.
Yes, you're right. Reese was very cool when I spoke to him about the problem. He said they would take care of it and he sounded bummed about my situation. I'll make some calls and get this problem taken care of.
__________________

erikcampbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2017, 03:59 PM   #42
Member
 
erikcampbell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Whittier, California
Trailer: 2015 19" -Are we there yet?-
Posts: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by erikcampbell View Post
Yes, you're right. Reese was very cool when I spoke to him about the problem. He said they would take care of it and he sounded bummed about my situation. I'll make some calls and get this problem taken care of.
The problem I keep having when calling shops about my problem is that they tell me that the entire headliner needs to be replaced because its foam backed. Anyone in the Los Angeles area know of a good shop that can repair this?
__________________

erikcampbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2017, 04:03 PM   #43
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 19,377
Maybe an auto upholstery place......
__________________
Jim
It is not the years in your life but the life in your years Lincoln
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2017, 04:05 PM   #44
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 13,664
Have you discussed the DIY solution with Reace? If you know what that entails, you will know if you are getting the straight goods from local shops.
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2017, 04:13 PM   #45
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" & 2017 Highlander XLE (previously 2010 17B "Blue" & 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 4,207
Erik, did you see the posts I made earlier about the channel and t track Reace sent me? With that stuff it is a pretty simple fix and I would think any good autobody shop could easily do it.

Funny thing, though is I never did fix mine. After it sagged about and inch or two I thought it would keep going, but it never got any worse. I decided I would wait until we were ready to sell it. The folks who bought it said that they preferred the slight sag to a seam down the middle. The only way to really know the sag was there was to push on it. Eventually I decided it made a good extra airspace insulation as it showed no sign of getting any worse!
__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." George Bernard Shaw
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2017, 05:40 PM   #46
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 4,805
Quote:
Originally Posted by thoer View Post
Eventually I decided it made a good extra airspace insulation as it showed no sign of getting any worse!
Well that's making lemonade from a lemon.

Ron
Ron in BC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2017, 05:51 PM   #47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: N/A, Indiana
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 979
How does the t-track or molding help the foam adhere to the fiberglass or reflectix?
__________________
"Never argue with an idiot. They only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." George Carlin
Jubal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2017, 05:56 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" & 2017 Highlander XLE (previously 2010 17B "Blue" & 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 4,207
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jubal View Post
How does the t-track or molding help the foam adhere to the fiberglass or reflectix?
A slit is cut, the channel molding is adhered to the fiberglass with a contact cement, then the t track is pushed thru the cut into the molding. The t molding is wide enough to mechanically secure the edges of the vinyl and take up any slack.
__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." George Bernard Shaw
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2017, 07:46 PM   #49
Member
 
erikcampbell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Whittier, California
Trailer: 2015 19" -Are we there yet?-
Posts: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by thoer View Post
Erik, did you see the posts I made earlier about the channel and t track Reace sent me? With that stuff it is a pretty simple fix and I would think any good autobody shop could easily do it.

Funny thing, though is I never did fix mine. After it sagged about and inch or two I thought it would keep going, but it never got any worse. I decided I would wait until we were ready to sell it. The folks who bought it said that they preferred the slight sag to a seam down the middle. The only way to really know the sag was there was to push on it. Eventually I decided it made a good extra airspace insulation as it showed no sign of getting any worse!
I'm not into that track down the middle. And I might expect it to sag after a few years but not within one year.
erikcampbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2017, 07:51 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" & 2017 Highlander XLE (previously 2010 17B "Blue" & 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 4,207
Quote:
Originally Posted by erikcampbell View Post
I'm not into that track down the middle. And I might expect it to sag after a few years but not within one year.

I can understand that. I'm sure Reace will try to work with you to come up with a solution acceptable for you.
__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." George Bernard Shaw
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2017, 08:18 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Seventy Degrees"
Posts: 2,809
On the older Scamps with the elephant hide liner we use to use a syringe to inject the glue behind the liner leaving a very small unnoticeable injection point. Probably the best course is to exhaust the warranty path first, but this did work well.
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2017, 09:06 PM   #52
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 5,156
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg A View Post
On the older Scamps with the elephant hide liner we use to use a syringe to inject the glue behind the liner leaving a very small unnoticeable injection point. Probably the best course is to exhaust the warranty path first, but this did work well.
That is a clever way of doing it.
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2017, 12:23 PM   #53
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Area 51, New Mexico
Trailer: pondering.....
Posts: 728
Quote:
Originally Posted by erikcampbell View Post
I'm not into that track down the middle. And I might expect it to sag after a few years but not within one year.
with all the various trailers with liners on the ceiling it may be tough to apply a even coat of adhesive if it is sprayed on, and installation conditions must be optimal for contact type adhesives to work properly over the long term....and of course it also depends on the experience and skill of the person doing the work....on the plus side the vinyl with foam backing may be less weight than a carpeted ceiling using the same adhesive...

considered this during my build sheet and plan to have the front shelf on the Escape 19 converted into a cabinet (ETI unlisted option) which should not only give a little bracing/strength to the front roof and dinette ceiling cabinets, but hopefully may help mitigate any headliner sagging in that area in the future.

hope your solution works out and being under warranty is the good thing...certainly interested in how the factory fixes this...as a warranty fix not sure this camper would accept a t molding with a seam kludge where there was not one when new, but replacing a ceiling liner could be a big job if even possible...
a friends engine blew out with less than 2k miles left on his warranty..$8.5K for a new engine + labor under warranty and now driving a new engine!
__________________

freespirit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
headliner

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×