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Old 06-12-2019, 11:15 AM   #1
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anyone have experience removing ceiling panel?

I think I need to pull down the ceiling panel under the front a/c to discover and fix the source of a buzzing noise as a result of ceiling panel vibration when the a/c runs. I've quieted it by extending a pole up from the kitchen counter and to a point on the ceiling panel just under the a/c but it's time to solve the issue. I've replaced both fans, motor, and removed the unit entirely and reinstalling with new foam and seals. I don't think it's excessive vibration.

If anyone has experience removing/reinstalling a panel please share!

Alternately, i could take my chances in finding a metal truss with a stud finder and hope to drill/place one screw, securing the ceiling panel to the truss at a point closest to the buzz source. That would effectively do the same job as the pole... Our RV is a 2013FB, any help is appreciated!
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:41 PM   #2
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I would probably try the screw with decretive washer to start with and place in a nice pattern to look like they belong. Color match paint will blend them also.
Reason why is RV's have GLUE everywhere and most likely will be a challenge to get the panel down without damage.

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Old 06-12-2019, 07:24 PM   #3
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I would agree with Steve on the rafters being glued. They typically spray foam the rafters to the ceiling panels. They almost won't pull down without destroying the panel in the process.
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You can always drop a tree on the roof to separate the panels from the truss.... It worked for me
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:58 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone, sage advice indeed! I'm going to try to secure it without removing the panel...
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You had me cracking up Joe, that was funny, I don’t care who you are.
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You had me cracking up Joe, that was funny, I donít care who you are.

Jeff, That is ALL I have left ... If I can't laugh about it now......
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:15 AM   #9
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A follow up... Thanks to the community insight I determined the issue was not excessive vibration from the a/c, it was the glue (not enough is my guess) that failed and allowed the ceiling panel to separate/drop ever so slightly under the a/c which cause a buzzing sound when it ran. Once I was certain where the 2x4 wood a/c frame was located it was a matter of one screw and washer.
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I always like when we get to hear resolutions. Thanks for posting.
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