Post by bagpipeswest on Aug 23, 2011 21:27:13 GMT -5
Ok. This is the part I'm not really looking forward too. I'm almost ready to lift the roof. And from the posts I've read I need a hand from some friends . After I get it off can I store the roof on it's side? ( and indoors ) Do you think it's strong enough without it being damaged ?
I'm think laying it flat might crack the lips (edges) on it
I'm working on my trailer open to the elements and I tarp it at the end of every day and I don't have the option of putting up a portable garage
Post by melissansc on Aug 30, 2011 12:23:13 GMT -5
I'm def. not an expert but we hired someone to do our Starflyte roof, and we also don't have a garage. Our roof once removed layed on the ground with two by fours keeping it flat and held down. I crawled all over the edges to scrape, sand it etc. and it still looks great. It actually was on the ground for quite a while. After the roof was rebuilt and it was ut back up...you can walk on it. I wouldn't store it on it's side. Our metal was also pretty thick. Oh, and it didn't have a tarp on the metal. But of course the trailer was tarped.
On my 69 Compact I had a friend come over and we slowly slid the roof off on the ground and and as we did let it roll top side down. We then rolled it into about a 3' diameter roll and tied it up and that way I could store it standing on one end. With the creases in it, it wanted to roll up anyway. I didn't have room to store it laying flat so this worked better for me.
I've learned (after several roofs) that straightening the bent edge will allow a lot more maneuvering. The metal on one of our roofs split in several areas even tho we tried hard to keep it safe. The latest roof (straightened edge) is rolled and set on end; doing fine.
Post by bagpipeswest on Aug 31, 2011 8:39:03 GMT -5
Now this is another reason why I like this forum. I get great ideas from all of you. It puts a vote of confidence in me knowing that it worked for you and I can go into the job without making a mistake . In other words we all learn from each other.
I'm sure before the end of this build I hope to give back to this forum and help someone back.
I would not rather build a garage/roof over my trailer so this is this best option for me.