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Old 12-09-2017, 08:18 PM   #1
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Headliner Seam on Slide 2017 Vibe 301RLS

Hello,

The headliner on the large slide is two pieces with tape separating the seam. Only problem is that Forest River decided to put a large light fixture very close to the right seam which is causing it to sag a bit.

Any recommendations on how to fix? Currently, I am thinking around five or six very small dollops of Liquid Nail in addition to Gorilla Hot Glue stick along the entire seam portion so I can get a 45 second quick adhesion with the Liquid Nail setting up in due time.

I am a little uncertain of all the materials that I will be gluing but there is foam up there.

Currently, I can push it up and it almost wants to stay and there are no water leaks just a bad design.

Any and all comments are extremely welcome.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:42 PM   #2
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Sorry there folks but my 301RLS Vibe hit a speed BUMP
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:57 PM   #3
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Hi,
Your suggested fix should work well. Is the roof panel seam covered by seam tape or inserted into a vinyl "T" or "H" trim?
The factory surely stapled this seam but it failed. Are you able to add a few staples, probably a 1/4" crown, along with the glue?
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:59 PM   #4
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So appreciative of your reply. The two roof panels have seam tape to cover the crack and there does not seem to be any staples whatsoever. How it was able to hold up there with some type of sticky tape or with some type of glue was either bad design, workmanship or quality control.

I will go ahead and glue as I had mentioned in my first post and again many thanks for your response.
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:04 PM   #5
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I'm not going to use staples for several reasons and when the liquid nail sets up it'll be stronger and have more girth i am thinking.
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:17 AM   #6
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Just a thought...
I would cut a 1 x 3 the length of the seam and use a few 2 x 4's from the floor to wedge the 1 x 3 tight against the ceiling so the seam glue dries without ripples.
Keep us posted on the repair.
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:25 AM   #7
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Thanks again, the seam is directly above the dinette table so supporting the two by fours will be a short run.

I may even use some small jacks so the two-by-fours might even be shorter than that.
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