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RadioNomad:
Hi all - I've been a member here for about a year but this is my first post.  I've really appreciated all the helpful advice on these forums, so thanks in advance!


In March of 2019 I purchased my 1975 D25 Winnebago Indian.  It was running and in pretty good shape on the inside (compared to a few others I looked at), but the roof was toast.  This summer, we removed the entire roof and engineered a replacement.  (We even drew the new one up in CAD - it was intense).  Besides the roof, we've replaced what feels like most of the rubber and plastic parts in the engine (and a lot of other places), resealed the windows, made new curtains, and put in new flooring just to name a few more major projects.


My favorite project has been the custom radio studio I've built where one of the beds used to be.  The D25 floor plan has been great for what I'm doing.  Since I do a lot of radio production/engineering and plan to live and travel full time in the RV, the studio was a must.


I'll also have the ability to go off-grid with the solar system I've installed.  Here's a link to my blog, which you can go through in reverse chronology: http://qgolive.com/category/winnie/


I'll also post some pictures here.  Hopefully what I've done my give others some ideas/inspiration, as many of you have already done for me!
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Here's the roof after we tore off the vents, air conditioners, and aluminum skin.





And now as a convertible:





We used FRP for the ceiling, 1x2s and 1x4s extensively, and put insulation between them in addition to routing the DC wiring.





Then a layer of lauan plywood and fleece tape later





And the finished roof!





New flooring





And the studio!





Who would even think this was taken in an RV?!





Once again, lots more on the blog, and I'll post more updates here as work continues. Thanks!

Oz:
Totally awesome!

yellowrecve:
Great job on the roof structure.

miketaylor80:
What did you put on top of the plywood?  Did you put metal or just roll a rubberized coating right on?

LJ-TJ:
Great job mate :)ThmbUp Most these old girls need a roof replacement. That's why most folks sell them off or wreck them. They don't know the roofs can be fixed. You've just shown it can be done. Thank you. :)clap

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