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Old 11-28-2015, 04:30 PM   #1
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Ceiling falling down

This morning I was looking at my ceiling and noticed that some of the panels are falling/sagging down. As I pulled to joint trim strips I have found that Redwood only stapled one of the pieces of the plywood to the roof joist and the other was held up by the joint trim piece. All I can say is WOW!!!!! If I said anything else it would sound like I just unloaded a ship of sailers. WOW!!!!!!
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:58 PM   #2
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This morning I was looking at my ceiling and noticed that some of the panels are falling/sagging down. As I pulled to joint trim strips I have found that Redwood only stapled one of the pieces of the plywood to the roof joist and the other was held up by the joint trim piece. All I can say is WOW!!!!! If I said anything else it would sound like I just unloaded a ship of sailers. WOW!!!!!!
Sorry to hear this....

what year and model is your Redwood. Can you post pictures?
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:01 PM   #3
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I saw some of the Redwoods doing that at the RV show last year - embarrassing.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:10 PM   #4
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This is what my ceiling looked like only worse in the bedroom
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:18 PM   #5
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I have a 2013 36RL. I really am appalled that this coach has such poor workmanship. The unit has maybe 3000 miles of tow time on it total. At first I thought the roof was leaking and almost had a stroke.. It really is a shame when you are happy that it is only poor workmanship and not something big. Once again........WOW!!!!!!!!! I am so glad we all are happy spending an insane amount of money for poor quality.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:46 PM   #6
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Not sure the design is the best, but........ apparently the trim pieces are strong enough to hold the ceiling panels in place. Add this to the list of things to watch as the trailers age because over time these short cuts will become more obvious.
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:00 PM   #7
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As I understand, and have seen many manufacturers build their roof sections the same way, They spray a foam over the edges of the roof rafters to adhere the rafters to the ceiling panels. One end of these sections is only placed almost 1/2 way under the ceiling rafter so as to have a place for the next completed section to be secured, overlapping it under the rafter. They have recommended carefully removing loose ceiling trim, pre-drilling small holes into the aluminum rafters where it will not show, and secure with small screws. Then re-secure the loose ceiling trim with an adhesive and pin nail back in place. Not all sections have loosened on ours, in fact only a few have loosened. The one near the entry door, 1 in the hallway and 1 in the bedroom of our '12 36RL.

Could possibly screw ceiling panels back tight then adhere using a clear silicone and taping the ceiling trim in place instead of pin nails, removing the tape after the adhesive is cured.

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Old 11-28-2015, 06:04 PM   #8
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On my unit it looks as if the trim or the plywood ceiling joints were not carefully fastened. The main issue is Redwood is awesome in using stamp steel roof trusses, but........... Staples and brads do not hold in to steel. I fixed mine for now but I will need to come up with a new way to fasten these panels onto the trusses and hide the fasteners so it will be pleasing to the eye.
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They have recommended carefully removing loose ceiling trim, pre-drilling small holes into the aluminum rafters where it will not show, and secure with small screws. Then re-secure the loose ceiling trim with an adhesive and pin nail back in place.

Could possibly screw ceiling panels back tight then adhere using a clear silicone and taping the ceiling trim in place instead of pin nails, removing the tape after the adhesive is cured.

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Ya - too bad the factory didn't use that much care in assembly - instead they just blasted it with a nail gun, even the walls.

I carry a nail/brad gun with me to fix all the stuff falling off - no sense using Lexus construction techniques to fix a coach built with Kia construction techniques
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I really don't think I could have said it better myself
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