Importer build

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Importer build

Post by JoeBaker »

Like the title sugest I'm about to start up a importer build since the plans have been sitting around for almost 2 years it's time I cut out the procrastination and get to work.

I would have to for the most part build it true to form but would like to use a modern rubber roof material, and flion siding. Omit the propane system. And if I can work it in A.C and a generator compartment.

So I guess the first question is does anyone have any practice working with flion? What would be the best material to bond it to to form the exterior wall?

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Re: Importer build

Post by hoodman »

If you can contact the manufacturer or a dealer that sells it they should be able to tell you what to use to bond it. I love the camper builds. If I had room I'd do a camper shell for my truck.

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Re: Importer build

Post by CPS »

I built the "Acapulco" and used the fiberglass siding sold by the foot from RV Parts Nation. I used FRP adhesive sold at Lowe's. Honestly, it didn't work well at all. What DID work was good old Liquid Nails. The front corner popped off the dried glue, so I told my son let's try Liquid Nails instead. We put some underneath the fiberglass directly on the wood and then pushed the fiberglass on to it and clamped it down overnight. After it dried we couldn't pull it apart compared to the fiberglass adhesive which sometimes let go on its own. I am very happy/lucky that my windows lock the siding in from the center and the corner trim holds it from the edges and there isn't a whole lot of room in between those areas. If there was, I would probably be pulling off the siding, scraping off the old glue, and using something else like Liquid Nails.

I did use a piece of wood and a small piece of the fiberglass siding for a glue test ahead of time. It seemed like it stuck together really well. I don't know what happened between that test and putting the siding on the first side, but on a large-scale project I just wouldn't trust it anymore.

Hope this helps,
Craig in PA

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