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Old 02-24-2016, 08:42 PM   #1
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I recently bought a 2007 Flagstaff 208 pop up treailer. Everything is is in great order except one of the plastic corner caps had become cracked and allowed water to seep in and rott the wood board on the rear of the trailer top. Half of the board which is 68 inches wide needs to be replaced. The board seems to be glued to the fiberglass/plastic roof.

How can I separate the wood from the roof material without destroying the roof cap? I thought about trying a heat gun, but don't want to melt the material.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-24-2016, 08:45 PM   #2
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:06 AM   #3
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I had a similar problem but with the sideboard (vent leaked). Some of the covering was already loose due to the amount of rot. The rest I removed with a Rockwell oscillating tool and wide scraper blade. It worked quickly and no damage to the skin. It was also helpful to remove the remaining debris from the skin. If you have that much rot on the end cap, check the side board. If the bolts that hold the lift arms look "sunken" or crooked when lifted you might have a problem there also. I was intimidated at first but did some research on this and other sites. Repair went pretty smoothly. Good luck and take your time.
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:25 PM   #4
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I had a similar problem but with the sideboard (vent leaked). Some of the covering was already loose due to the amount of rot. The rest I removed with a Rockwell oscillating tool and wide scraper blade. It worked quickly and no damage to the skin. It was also helpful to remove the remaining debris from the skin. If you have that much rot on the end cap, check the side board. If the bolts that hold the lift arms look "sunken" or crooked when lifted you might have a problem there also. I was intimidated at first but did some research on this and other sites. Repair went pretty smoothly. Good luck and take your time.
Most excellent, I had not thought of using one of those and have been looking for a reason to buy one.

The sides seem to be perfectly fine.

I was also considering building it up with fiberglass patches and resin.

Thanks for responding.
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Old 02-26-2016, 01:08 PM   #5
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Had a similar problem many years ago and found that building up the area inside with fiberglass worked like a charm.

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