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Loren Ross

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Trying to fix up a 2002 Keystone 5th wheel with major water damage in the front bedroom. Found the leak on the roof and repaired it, but had to open the interior wall to replace it. Found that the insulation was wet and moldy, and the interior paneling had completely de-laminated all the way across the front. Pulled out the paneling and insulation, installed new fiberglass insulation, and then attempted to replace the paneling.

Problem I'm having is the wall is curved inward, matching the curve of the front cap. The old paneling was stapled to the aluminum studs, but for some reason I can't get the new paneling installed with the same curve. The panel is too stiff to bend to the curve. I did push (force) it in against the studs and hit it with my crown stapler, but the staples just go right through the paneling and won't hold it in place. I've set the air pressure on my stapler to 50 psi (supposed to be between 70 and 120) and the staples just keep going through the wood paneling.

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to apply the paneling and follow the curve of the studs? Thanks in advance!!

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I was thinking, did you try calling Keystone, to see what they suggest > Perhaps find out where they get their pannel or by from them ?? Goodluck and Happy Camping !!


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Use thinner paneling. Or add scribe lines to the back of the paneling you have.


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Use a thin and flexible material like Luan, stain it and put on a polyurethane finish. But even still, you are probably going to want to use colored screws and washers to fasten it to the curve. I've used screws with caps on them also in similar applications. You can use narrow shallow cuts in the back also to make it more bendable like someone mentioned above.

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Google "bendable plywood". Several options available. My biggest question is stapling to aluminum studs. It seems as if you have enough power to staple into the aluminum the staple would naturally penetrate the plywood. Might be worth a call to Keystone.

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Thanks for the replies!! I'm heading to the store for a new piece of paneling, I'll try first to find something thinner. I really didn't want screws, but maybe that's best.

Thanks!!
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Loren Ross wrote:

Thanks for the replies!! I'm heading to the store for a new piece of paneling, I'll try first to find something thinner. I really didn't want screws, but maybe that's best.

Thanks!!
LR


Might want to think about some Liquid Nails, or similar.

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Brace the paneling into the curve, then fasten.


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I would fasten the panel to the studs and then use a couple 2x3s to make a brace,to hold the edge in place, the make another T brace and move it along the curve in small increments, stapling as you go. When it gets hard to bend, leave the brace against the panel for a time so tht the panel takes a set, it may take a couple of days to get it to bend to the curve of the studs but the panel will slowly bend into place.

Because you can't see what is happening and if the panel it conforming to the bend before you start attaching the panel make a template that matches the curve to check the bend as you go.


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