The torrential rain we had last weekend confirmed that we HAD found all of the leaks in the trailer forward from the ceiling vent. And, indeed, it was the loose curtain rod bracket that had caused the largest leak in the front dinette area!
Armed with a can of 3M Hi-Strength 90 spray adhesive, I put up new Reflectix insulation on April 22nd.
I purposely used small pieces of Reflectix instead of trying to run long pieces from front to back. For one reason, I was working by myself and didn’t want to have something so long that I couldn’t easily handle it easily by myself. More importantly, I felt that multiple “small” pieces would stick better and be less likely to pull down once the weight of the hull liner was added.
While I’d hoped not to deal with tiny pieces, some of those had to be added, too:
So in the center of the roof–from the vent to the front window–new and extremely-well adhered Reflectix is in place.
While we could probably add new fabric (marine-grade hull liner) by next weekend (a much more challenging project since I will want to use large pieces to avoid lots of seams), I’ll need to make a decision….
There’s some sagging behind the vent to the rear window–and along the rear quarter on the driver’s side. I’m wondering if I should just rip out the old Reflectix and the not-that-old fabric and start from scratch. 🙁
While the thought has zero appeal (I keep saying I’d rather go camping with the trailer on a free weekend instead of renovating or repairing something!) it might make sense to go on and do it. Ack. Always something….