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#546462 - March 08th 2012 9:30 am Mounting a storage box to a fiberglass campertop - also triangle window seal...
honkytime Offline
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Hi all...I'm moving into the next phase of my project and have found out that the roof vent placement on my new van is about 1ft different than my old van. This means that my storage up there needs to change. I have a cargo box and I need to now move it forward. I was hoping to mount it directly to the top with 3m super tape BUT there are very few contact points. I don't want to drill all the way into the camper to bolt through....

Sorry...no pics just yet

Also...anyone know if there is a cure for a leaky triangle window without replacing the weatherseal? the leak is so small...but it's there.
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#546472 - March 08th 2012 10:10 am Re: Mounting a storage box to a fiberglass campertop - also triangle window seal... [Re: honkytime]
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Tri-Angle window? Ummn vent window on the door? I have seen guys use 1/4 x 1/4 inch sticky foam weather stripping before with good results, No thicker than 1/4 inch or it will stress your mounting points too much and may break the frame work. . . .
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#546489 - March 08th 2012 11:46 am Re: Mounting a storage box to a fiberglass campertop - also triangle window seal... [Re: honkytime]
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3m VHB tape is good stuff, but I don't think I would trust it for a cargo carrier at highway speeds. If you don't have enough connection/contact points, it is out anyway.

You are stuck with mechanical fasteners.

Use Stainless steel nuts and bolts with large washers to spread the load. Put a large dab of Dicor sealant under the washers.

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#546508 - March 08th 2012 12:20 pm Re: Mounting a storage box to a fiberglass campertop - also triangle window seal... [Re: wrcsixeight]
honkytime Offline
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Originally Posted By: wrcsixeight


You are stuck with mechanical fasteners.

Use Stainless steel nuts and bolts with large washers to spread the load. Put a large dab of Dicor sealant under the washers.


yeah that was the tape I was thinking. Ok, what about a combo of the tape and limited fasteners that only penetrate the fiberglass top?

I know nothing of it's strength. Would a stud finder find the wood subframe? I don't have one but could get one.

Next thought..what about VHB'ing square tubing to the roof and then drilling into that? it would provide much more vhb contact (the width of the carrier

vhb marine board to the roof and then drill into it?

sorry for the barrage
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1982 Dodge B250 Okanagan Camper Van
360 - 600cfm edelbrock carb + intake
Sensa-Track front shocks
New coil springs
Sensa-Track, load adjuster rear shocks
Firestone airsprings
3core rad
tranny cooler
helman h4 low beam//Sylvannia nighthawk highbeam
Mint interior (original floral velvet seating)
Queen size upper birth
2 burner stove + oven
3 way fridge
16000btu/h furnace
-carries -
Yamaha Vino 50cc Scooter
9.5ft Mainstream Sound kayak
Sportrack Luggage box
====Shows=====
1st place - furthest from home - Super Somer 12 (2100+miles)
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#546509 - March 08th 2012 12:22 pm Re: Mounting a storage box to a fiberglass campertop - also triangle window seal... [Re: Uncle_Fester]
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Originally Posted By: Uncle_Fester
Tri-Angle window? Ummn vent window on the door?


yep..ok thanks for that. Do you know of a product that is good for rubber reconditioning?
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1982 Dodge B250 Okanagan Camper Van
360 - 600cfm edelbrock carb + intake
Sensa-Track front shocks
New coil springs
Sensa-Track, load adjuster rear shocks
Firestone airsprings
3core rad
tranny cooler
helman h4 low beam//Sylvannia nighthawk highbeam
Mint interior (original floral velvet seating)
Queen size upper birth
2 burner stove + oven
3 way fridge
16000btu/h furnace
-carries -
Yamaha Vino 50cc Scooter
9.5ft Mainstream Sound kayak
Sportrack Luggage box
====Shows=====
1st place - furthest from home - Super Somer 12 (2100+miles)
==========
www.my-time-my-way.blogspot.com

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#546526 - March 08th 2012 1:57 pm Re: Mounting a storage box to a fiberglass campertop - also triangle window seal... [Re: honkytime]
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Registered: May 26th 2007 10:41 pm
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Loc: On Route 66 in Bethany Oklahom...
believe it or not, I have use trans fluid or olive oil with some degree of luck. . . . . The ATF was by accident, but it turned out ok.
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#547100 - March 10th 2012 6:54 pm Re: Mounting a storage box to a fiberglass campertop - also triangle window seal... [Re: honkytime]
honkytime Offline
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Registered: January 31st 2012 7:50 pm
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Here is the space I am working with. On the back left in front of the rack bar. I think i am going to vhb and then screw it into the aluminum siderail.

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1982 Dodge B250 Okanagan Camper Van
360 - 600cfm edelbrock carb + intake
Sensa-Track front shocks
New coil springs
Sensa-Track, load adjuster rear shocks
Firestone airsprings
3core rad
tranny cooler
helman h4 low beam//Sylvannia nighthawk highbeam
Mint interior (original floral velvet seating)
Queen size upper birth
2 burner stove + oven
3 way fridge
16000btu/h furnace
-carries -
Yamaha Vino 50cc Scooter
9.5ft Mainstream Sound kayak
Sportrack Luggage box
====Shows=====
1st place - furthest from home - Super Somer 12 (2100+miles)
==========
www.my-time-my-way.blogspot.com

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#569543 - June 19th 2012 12:08 pm Re: Mounting a storage box to a fiberglass campertop - also triangle window seal... [Re: honkytime]
XQJ_37 Offline
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Registered: February 15th 2011 7:45 am
Posts: 99
Loc: Colorado Rocky Mtn High
Any luck with the trianle window seals??? I am stuck with the same problem, expect mine are totally rotted out. Having a hard time finding replacements

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#569547 - June 19th 2012 12:08 pm Re: Mounting a storage box to a fiberglass campertop - also triangle window seal... [Re: honkytime]
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Registered: May 09th 2006 12:00 pm
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Loc: Springfield, Illinois
Originally Posted By: honkytime
Originally Posted By: Uncle_Fester
Tri-Angle window? Ummn vent window on the door?


yep..ok thanks for that. Do you know of a product that is good for rubber reconditioning?


rubbing alcohol, and soak it overnight.
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#569551 - June 19th 2012 12:23 pm Re: Mounting a storage box to a fiberglass campertop - also triangle window seal... [Re: honkytime]
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I have gotten tri angle windows for others in the bone yard & mailed them off....need your yr & brand.....
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