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    Hi all, I have an old Romahome, same set up as Kernowjon, but a bit less tidy, anyway the interior lining has seen better days, it is shedding hair and fibres like a Wookie in a heatwave! Has anyone every stripped this lining out and replaced it with something less asthma inducing?

    Am I right in thinking it is held in place with screws that locate into blobs of resin on the inner skin?

    Any photos, advice, suggestions gratefully received.

    Cheers, Graham

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    Graham

    Are you talking about the ceiling lining?

    I think IP / Romahome used many different linings. My ceiling is a sort of fabric on board - the board stuck to big blobs of resin.

    When the weather changes 24 hours no rain (Not a problem for you) we are going to undo the rooflights - we have also taken down the pelmets (widening them to create a 4 inch wide shelf to get extra storage) - take down the ceiling - new glue . Make some pros to hold up the ceiling in the centre and both sides. ew glue "NO Nails" or similar to refasten to the resin blobs.

    Maybe you could fabricate new lining panels from very thin 3mm plywood - either go overboard and use Marine Ply or WSP exterior grade - use the old panels for templates.

    Jon

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    Here's a thread that Pamsicle wrote, which may be of some help. Pam recovered the inside of her Romini caravan (same thing, only towable) for the same reason.

    http://www.smallmotorhome.co.uk/foru...-Romini-refurb

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    Thanks guys, had the skylight cover down and yes, fir coat glued to thin ply with an air gap, lots of screws holding it up so very likely lots of resin blobs, I wonder what else I'll find under thee ��

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    Jayjay, thanks for the link to Pamsicle's thread, very very helpful, we are going to try an altogether different covering for our refurb but the basic principles of the fit will be pretty much along the same lines.

    I'll add pictures as we go

    Thanks, Graham.

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    We used the lining sold on ebay for campers to cover the window end and tops and bottoms of our seating area using spray adhesive (so its only the kitchen end with bare walls)

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    We also used this to complexly re-furb a pod on both the ceiling (put up first by two people) and walls .

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    Hi Graham
    We seem to be in tandem. I took the ceiling down to reglue - 30+ year old ply needs replacing - so we too are now looking at resin "BLOBS"
    Tomorrow we will go and get a sheet of ply - first question 3mm or 5mm
    We have decided to do the job properly - we wont get away before late June or early July.
    I have ordered some vehicle trim carpet for the ceiling and sides.
    Rooflight seals have shrunk and hardened so they are like biscuit or old dog chews. Obviously we will have to reseal the window rubbers too.

    Jon

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    Luckily the ceiling panels on the pod i refurbished were fine and just needed recovering.

    I would suggest using 3mm panels. Less weight and a bit more flexible.

    Easier to fit as two that struggle to get a full sheet in

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    Thanks for that The ceiling we took down was in 2 halves - divided down the centre - I was intending to do the same. I will use the 3mm - I need some fine teeth saw blades for the jig-saw as 3 mm has a tendency to splinter.
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    3mm can be cut using a stanley knife.

    use a new blade and make several passes (usually takes about 3) going a bit deeper each time

    that wiil give a smoother edge with no splintering

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    I am risking 6mm as a sheet of surplus marine ply fell into my hands for a tenner.
    I asked no questions but the bloke works in a boat yard - he said "Oh Ive got some thin ply."
    All cut and we are starting later today.
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