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joanfenn

2020 Nov 26 13:40:46
Wow hello Fredric, nice to see you again. Happy thanksgiving to you
 

Stripe

2020 Nov 26 12:51:53
Happy Thanksgiving!
 

ClydesdaleKevin

2020 Nov 26 12:26:33
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
 

Oz

2020 Nov 25 01:26:28
Thank you Joan!
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 25 00:42:41
Have a good and safe one Mark.  We already had ours last month but will be with you in spirit.  And drooling also. 
 

Oz

2020 Nov 24 16:29:55
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
 

Elandan2

2020 Nov 22 13:31:55
Ah, that's better. Thanks for all the great improvements Mark. :)ThmbUp
 

Oz

2020 Nov 22 05:15:11
You're welcome!
 

TerryH

2020 Nov 22 03:48:06
Yes - seems to be up and running. Missed it while gone. Thanks Mark!
 

Oz

2020 Nov 17 03:32:58
I know, right?  The changes to the site are coming along, but not without its glitches, of course.  Always a learning curve...
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 16 18:01:10
This one is good also.  Just nice to chat again
 

Oz

2020 Nov 15 13:09:30
 :D
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 15 02:49:50
I am used to this one, but not to old enough to learn
 

Oz

2020 Nov 15 02:36:28
Do you like this way better, or the balloon box version?
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:02:46
Thank you!   :)clap
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:01:19
Not as compact with the text, but maybe a bit more "fun" and "chatty"?
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 23:01:18
carry on sir, you are doing a great job :)ThmbUp
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:00:29
LOl!  :D
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:58:41
yes it is growing on me now :)
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:58:06
I kinda like it.
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:57:57
And I wasn't going to say anything but your are special, not odd
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:56:46
It will work just have to get used to the layout
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:55:53
Well, I'm odd.  So... yeah, kinda fits just right.
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:55:47
Funny layout I mean.  But nice to be able to chat again
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:55:24
Just transitioned to the new portal system.  I have a lot to recreate yet, but it won't take long. How do you like the new chat room?
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:54:24
This is odd
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:53:50
Hi Joan!
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:52:54
Hello!!

Author Topic: 1975 D25 Indian Restoration - roof replacement  (Read 718 times)

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Offline RadioNomad

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  • Year: 1975
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D-25 Indian
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
1975 D25 Indian Restoration - roof replacement
« on: January 18, 2020, 10:48 AM »
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!
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Re: 1975 D25 Indian Restoration - roof replacement
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 11:30 AM »
Totally awesome!
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Offline yellowrecve

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Re: 1975 D25 Indian Restoration - roof replacement
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 10:22 PM »
Great job on the roof structure.
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Offline miketaylor80

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Re: 1975 D25 Indian Restoration - roof replacement
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 09:56 PM »
What did you put on top of the plywood?  Did you put metal or just roll a rubberized coating right on?
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Re: 1975 D25 Indian Restoration - roof replacement
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2020, 08:34 PM »
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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Re: 1975 D25 Indian Restoration - roof replacement
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2020, 09:44 AM »
What did you put on top of the plywood?  Did you put metal or just roll a rubberized coating right on?

It's TPO roofing material.  I bought a kit from my local trailer parts store.  First, you roll on the adhesive with a paint roller, then you stretch out the TPO (it's like a big tarp).  Then you start from the center working out all the bubbles.  Finally you just trim the edges and install the drip rails!
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Re: 1975 D25 Indian Restoration - roof replacement
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 07:52 PM »
Looks like you've done a real nice job on her. :)ThmbUp
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Re: 1975 D25 Indian Restoration - roof replacement
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2020, 10:01 AM »
Wow awesome job.....! Can you walk on it .....?
If you don’t mind me asking what did you spend on the roof....??
Oh how long did it take....??
Thank you
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