Looking for panel boards to repair roof inside Autotrail Scout (1 Viewer)

Camshaft

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Hi, does anyone know where I can get replacement panel boards for the ceiling in my Autotrail Scout. Am attempting a repair myself as the ridiculous quote of £6,000 has frightened and spurred me into renewing my engineering skills. Just need to know where to get items from???
 

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enough to know i shouldnt touch things i know nothing about ....
or would it be easier to replace the whole lot - or possibly cover the existing boards that are ok and pack out the areas where new ones are required to make them the same level? that way you can pick a nice new contemporary looking ceiling board?

it would be interesting to see project pictures as you progress .....
 

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the boards are very expensive, but shipping 8ft x 4ft sheets can be ridiculous for 1 or 2 sheets

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I am looking to remove the whole ceiling including rotten batons and insulation. Will be taking step by step photos. Just need the products to replace. I am still in shock at the price quoted for the "damp repair" job!! Does anyone else think £6000 - £7,000 a bit over the top especially as this company would expect to keep the bus for approx. 2 months???
 

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How long is a piece of string? we have no idea of exactly how bad the roof is and £6000 - £7000 could replace the whole roof.

Repairing a wet roof is fairly straight forward when done one board at a time to retain strength. Replace rotten softwood with pressure treated timber glued and screwed in. then bond new wallboard on to make the area structurally rigid again using 2 part adhesive
 
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Point taken. The quote was for removing damp timbers, etc and replacing2 panel on ceiling and one panel in toilet. I agree you can't see the complete job until the ceiling is out so onwards and upwards quite looking forward to starting now! Many thanks for input
 
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If the roof is flat why not consider sandwich foam panels?

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The roof isn't flat there is a sky light as well. What's happening is the fibreglass roof is sinking because the slats and inside panels boards are damaged with damp. Hey thanks every suggestion is welcome.
 

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If you decide to board it you can always buy the wallpaper separately..Supplier on the thread @Riverbankannie supplied.

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You may well find 3 or 4 of these very useful to hold panels and timbers in place.
I found them invaluable when I replace some the of the ceiling panels in our old Eura Mobile.

If your roof has sunken then you can use these to gentle ease it back into position.




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