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I’ve taken the air-con out of the van and need ideas on what to cover the hole with or to disguise it, I will be filling it with expanding foam and cover with ply so it will be the same level as the ceiling, the hole is around 400x400 so need something a little larger.
A ceiling light is about a foot away so don’t need a light there. The van/ceiling is covered in this sponge backed vinyl and I don’t like it so will probably rip it out and replace in the future.. but I need to do something for now ( a few years 😆)

Come on get your thinking hats on…..😎

Edit: air-con came out because solar panels are going on the roof….

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PP Bear

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I’ve taken the air-con out of the van and need ideas on what to cover the hole with or to disguise it, I will be filling it with expanding foam and cover with ply so it will be the same level as the ceiling, the hole is around 400x400 so need something a little larger.
A ceiling light is about a foot away so don’t need a light there. The van/ceiling is covered in this sponge backed vinyl and I don’t like it so will probably rip it out and replace in the future.. but I need to do something for now ( a few years 😆)

Come on get your thinking hats on…..😎

Edit: air-con came out because solar panels are going on the roof….

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That’s easy, especially when looking for those FLT locations 😀😄

Comes in his and hers too…..


You're welcome 🤗

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You can get types of perspex that when heated it would mould and form over any roof ribs etc to enable a better seal......probs a major PITA to do like!
 
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I’ve taken the air-con out of the van and need ideas on what to cover the hole with or to disguise it, I will be filling it with expanding foam and cover with ply so it will be the same level as the ceiling, the hole is around 400x400 so need something a little larger.
A ceiling light is about a foot away so don’t need a light there. The van/ceiling is covered in this sponge backed vinyl and I don’t like it so will probably rip it out and replace in the future.. but I need to do something for now ( a few years 😆)

Come on get your thinking hats on…..😎

Edit: air-con came out because solar panels are going on the roof….

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Maybe a piece of cardboard painted with your favourite view and stuck on with blutack as a temporary fix.

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Nov 21, 2021
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Oh for the interior the ceiling I see..... something personal you love looking at :giggle:
 

MisterB

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I would consider something totally contrasting to the current roof covering and just attach a piece of ply covered in the contrasting fabric/material. Perhaps that matches or picks out a colour from the seating, backsplash, carpets?

Cut the ply into a fancy curved shape so that it looks intentional, even space it off slightly from the roof and then mount some LEDs/lighting strip between it and the ceiling or mount some LEDs utilising the void where the air con was?
 
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I would consider something totally contrasting to the current roof covering and just attach a piece of ply covered in the contrasting fabric/material. Perhaps that matches or picks out a colour from the seating, backsplash, carpets?

Cut the ply into a fancy curved shape so that it looks intentional, even space it off slightly from the roof and then mount some LEDs/lighting strip between it and the ceiling or mount some LEDs utilising the void where the air con was?

Yup…! That’s the one….
Something similar to these….😎

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Minxy

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I posted this on your other thread:

Copy cat! :giggle:
As there is wiring there, why not make a recessed light feature from perspex ie
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TheBig1

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exactly what I was going to suggest. 2 pieces of ply, the lower one slightly bigger. Run LED tape round the one nearest the ceiling and put an edge on the lower one. Make it a feature, don't try and hide it

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Leave open..... strong back thru hole with a bit of chain and hang your love swing from it and watch the stars as you.....
Oh LaLa 😂😂😂😂
 

Minxy

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I was going to suggest a 12v roof fan with a decorative panel behind it, something like the below, but then I remembered the Gremlins film! :LOL:

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