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RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

After getting it all cleaned up, I applied new adhesive, and then held it down with my nylon straps. The plywood took the bend nicely. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/buckledplywood3.jpg Now it's just time to wait and let it cure over night. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/buckledplywood4.jpg About 30 seconds after I strapped this down, raindrops started falling on my head. Lol. That was fine. I pulled the TPO back into place and strapped it down and called it a night.
fulltimin 10/19/20 09:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Had to fix an "oops" today. Plywood will generally bend in one direction, but not 2. The back of this plywood bends slightly down towards the rear of the coach, as well as bending towards the side. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/buckledplywood.jpg So, since the adhesive was hard, I cut this out in 2 pieces, as shown by the red lines. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/buckledplywood2.jpg You talk about being tough to remove the adhesive? Wow, such a scraping and cutting trying to get it all off was definitely difficult. I hope I'll never have to remove any of that stuff (adhesive), again.
fulltimin 10/19/20 09:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Not the warmest place in the US for that kind of work, Just my thought's, best get it finished soon. everything lookin good. We have our moments. When it's 95 degrees out, and the humidity is higher than the temperature, the heat index is 110 - and yes, we've had a few of those days this summer, that's not fun either. Thanks for the posts. :)
fulltimin 10/19/20 06:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Did you feather sand the outer edges of the last center row of plywood to prevent a wear edge of the TPO? That would fall under the category of "couple of minor things to touch up before gluing the TPO down". I suppose it would be easier and take less time if I just added a strip of ChemLink M1 along the edges and smoothed them out a little. Depends on how long it looks like it will take, and how I do it. Guess I'll have to have a little thought on the process.
fulltimin 10/17/20 09:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

What I would like to know is where this project being done, we got snow last nite so a little cold here for this type of work, Thanks. Depends on what is trying to be accomplished at the time. I have welded in steel framing during single digit F temperatures. Definitely not the most comfortable doing that. Here's a map of most of US and Canada, with the red dot for a general location, not exact. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/usmap.jpg Tonight is supposed to be in the lower 30's F. Then this coming week in the 60's and 70's during the day, with night time temps in the 40's and 50's somewhere.
fulltimin 10/17/20 09:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Capt'n, Capt'n, Capt'n, WHAT NOW? Look, Look, Look! WHAT? No more hump!!!!!! http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/nomorehunp.jpg
fulltimin 10/16/20 09:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Finally late today the weather cleared up, the sun came out, so I went up on the roof and removed all my weights, and this is the last piece of plywood in the center, which is now glued into place. Wahoo! I still have a couple of minor things to touch up before gluing the TPO down, but the bulk of the work is done. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/weightingplywood8.jpg
fulltimin 10/16/20 09:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

By the way..... For those who want to duplicate my efforts... Here are all the weights I used for holding plywood down. Batteries, oil, water jugs, paint... You can count all the pieces so you know what to use. LOL!!! Yea, right. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/roofweight.jpg
fulltimin 10/16/20 09:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Another hump tonight, Capt'n..... http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/anotherhump.jpg
fulltimin 10/15/20 09:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I then moved all the weight onto the next piece, which was a little over 4 feet long. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/weightingplywood6.jpg http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/weightingplywood7.jpg What a concept. Lol. After gluing this smaller piece down, I pulled the TPO back over top of it, and left it sit for the night. By he time that was finished, it was dark again. We are supposed to have another rain event tomorrow, so that will probably stop the progress on the roof for a day. Getting closer to the next major gluing event.
fulltimin 10/15/20 09:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I then cut my last piece for the center, that goes at the front, shown here, cut but not yet glued. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/weightingplywood5.jpg
fulltimin 10/15/20 09:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Got up early this morning and finished gluing the center pieces of plywood on the roof. Waited for another 3 hours for the glue to dry, and went back outside to continue. I put another piece of 4 x 8 on the roof in the center, just in front of the one at the rear, and proceeded to put a bunch of weight on it as well. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/weightingplywood3.jpg http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/weightingplywood4.jpg
fulltimin 10/15/20 09:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Will the new plywood be coated with POR-15 or just the glue for the TPO? I don't really see the need for Por 15 here. The TPO will be glued down directly to the plywood, so that should be just fine for water proofing.
fulltimin 10/15/20 09:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

By the time I got the plywood in place and weighted down, I knew it would be well past dark at the 3 hour mark for the adhesive to dry, so I just left everything up there and pulled the TPO back in place, (sort of). And that Capt'n, is how the roof ended up looking lumpy! http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/leavingtoolsonroof.jpg
fulltimin 10/14/20 09:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

In case you missed it in the last picture ----- I missed my mark on the plywood by about an inch. When the plywood went down, it was off just a little, and with that adhesive, it is very difficult to move once the 2 make contact. Fortunately, I left enough overhang here at the back, so I could trim a little off, so it's not a problem. It would have been much nicer if I would have had a second person to help lay this down, but, it's close enough. Trimming an inch off will be just fine. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/missedmymark.jpg
fulltimin 10/14/20 09:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

After putting the adhesive on the roof plywood, it was time to lay the new piece in place and put some weight on top of it, while the adhesive cures. That takes about 3 hours, and then the weight can be removed. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/weightingplywood.jpg Looks like a jungle out there... Lol... http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/weightingplywood2.jpg
fulltimin 10/14/20 08:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

First, I needed to center the plywood on the roof. I am not sure how well this will show up, however, I found the center of the roof, as well as the center of the plywood I was putting down. The bottom arrow shows a pencil mark on the roof, 2 feet to the passenger side of center. The top arrow shows the center of the bottom plywood and the center of the top plywood. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/centeringplywood.jpg This is the rear of the roof, showing the center of the new plywood and the center of the current roof. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/centeringplywood2.jpg Putting pencil marks all around the plywood on the roof, gave me a reference point for when I put down the new plywood, as well as where to put the adhesive.
fulltimin 10/14/20 08:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I decided to put my first piece of plywood in the center of the roof today. I figured it would be easier to start at the rear, so I did. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/centerroofplywood.jpg http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/centerroofplywood2.jpg
fulltimin 10/14/20 08:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Your roof looks a little lumpy, Capt'n.......... http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/leavingtoolsonroof.jpg
fulltimin 10/14/20 08:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

If I am following and reading this correctly, you have three layers of plywood plus the rubber roofing. At what point does the weight on the roof becomes a consideration? (Besides the RV tipping over). ?? All kidding aside, it does seem as if there is an exceptional amount of weight up there. Keep up the good work. I enjoy what you have done and am looking forward to seeing the end results. Originally, the roof had 1/2" plywood covering the entire roof, plus a piece of fiberglass on top of that. Then of course, there was an air conditioner up there, (which I won't have). There were also cabinets around most of the interior walls attached to the ceiling/roof, many of which I won't have due to the shelves on the walls in the kitchen area. That will reduce some weight at the top as well. The plywood roof I have is 1/4" thick, plus 1/8" glued to the top of that. Now remember, todays plywood is NOT 1/4" nor 1/8", so it actually is probably closer to 5/16" than 3/8". Yes, I will be adding another 1/8" (so to speak), down the center of the roof, as a 4' wide piece. The plywood is actually about .106" or as they have it advertised as 2.7mm, instead of an actual .125" or 1/8". Clear as mud, right? Lol. Back in the day when we bought 1/2 in or 3/4 in, that's what we got. We did not buy 3/4 nominal, with .710 actual. Drives me wild when looking at actual thicknesses. Not really, but it is annoying. All in all, I think the weight up top will be just fine, and possibly even some less than what was there originally. I won't know for sure about the entire rig, until I get it on a scale, but I think it will be ok overall. Glad you are enjoying the thread. Thanks for the post. :)
fulltimin 10/13/20 09:22pm Class A Motorhomes
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