Ceiling questions


Active member
Oct 7, 2019
Buffalo NY
I found a 1/8" thick fluted polypropylene sheet available at HomeDepot, starting to think about replacing the headliner in my 76 Eleganza. Not sure if it's tough enough to handle much abuse, was planning to cover it with this for the ceiling: https://www.sailrite.com/Seabrook-White-Foam-Backed-Headliner. If it's too thick I'm thinking of covering it with this: https://www.jjautofabrics.com/endur...remier-perforated-1181-white-54-sold-by-yard/

If it's not tough enough I'll have to go with the FRP panels but I'm hoping to save the weight and use the plastic cardboard.

How does this headliner go above the bathroom? Is it less than full width of the RV at that point? I read that people get a floor jack at that location and spring a roof rib upward to gain clearance for the panel to slip out and the new one in. Haven't done it yet so not quite sure what that means but right now just curious how far into the bathroom area that ceiling panel extends?

Any advice would be welcome, thank you.


Active member
Oct 3, 2019
Aumsville OR
That's good to know. I haven't gotten that far yet, but had been wondering if I'd have to pull the bathroom out to replace the ceiling. What about the closet? Same deal?