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Old 04-03-2010, 07:51 AM   #1
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Default Outline for replacing the roof gasket

Outline for replacing the roof gasket
By Sam Shields

Removing roof:
You need 6 - 8ft 2x4's
Cut 4 of the 2x4's to fit from ground to bottom of roof.
Lower roof on to the 2x4 blocks.
Remove all screws holding woven wood walls or pocket walls.
Cut wires form lower section to roof at vent pipe and unscrew vent pipe.
Remove all guide rails.
Remove all cap boards
Remove 4 cable bolts from roof.
Fish cable inside camper.
Lower tongue jack to lowest position insert 2x4 across lower wall between lower section and roof.
Raise tongue jack to full up position and insert 2x4 between roof and lower section.
Bring tongue jack back to level

Installing new gasket:
With roof removed cut old gasket off with razor knife.
Staple new gasket in place using molding to hold in place. (molding can be made from 4 x 8 sheet of aluminum cut into strips about 1 1/2" x 8ft)
Lower roof back on lower section by reversing roof removal instructions. Reinstall cable bolts to roof reinstall, guide rails, reattach wiring, sewer pipe, interior wall screws, and cap boards.
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This is the plan I used to change my seal, Near perfect! I would suggest the following minor changes: this should require at least TWO persons, kinda hard to position two
2 x 4's when lowering the tongue jack. Also, remove the upper most guide rail screw BEFORE lowering onto 2 X 4's. Just as a note, I found that there wasn't a need to remove the four cables, if they are too tight, "lower" the top after they are on the 2bys. Not TOO much. Unless your changing the cables.
Good plan.
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Default Thanks Rich R.

Any time DH had to release the cable screws on the exterior between the wheel wells he used a magic marker to mark the starting point. Easy to put back in the start position. I remember helping DH install the new sheet metal and seal. It worked better with a helper to hold the length of seal and flashing.
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