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#1 OFFLINE   U.F.O.

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 04:15 PM

Hey Bob a couple of questions, is there a advantage in the marine fabric headliner that bigfoot uses over the vinyl panalling most manu. use. And why dont manu. use pine door faces on their cupboards to keep weight down.

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 04:49 PM

Maybe for durability ? Pine is rather soft, dents easily.
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 06:05 PM

Dear UFO,
Many manufacturers have gone to the marine carpet on the ceilings, from class A's to truck campers. We have stayed with the vinyl ceiling panel as we feel it does not trap odors or condensation. Some units, after having been closed up for the winter develop a musty smell in the spring, this is from moisture in the fabric that has not properly dried. The vinyl is a little more difficult to use as it will not hide poorly fit cabinets but is a lot easier for the user to keep clean. I believe material cost is about the same but marine carpet may save time and labor. Depending on the type of build, some units are restricted to the marine carpet use because of the inside curvature of the roof. I don't think it should be a major factor in buying a unit, there are a lot more things to consider, overall quality, dealer and manufacturer service, center of gravity and overall weight will far more affect your comfort level after the purchase. Hope this helps.

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 04:05 AM

Thanks for the info. Bob ,its great toask a manufacturer for tech stuff.




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