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Whattawoman
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B190 Year: 1990

New to the B190

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Hi.

I bought a 1990 B190 shortly before Christmas as a camper and a learning experience/hobby/money pit. :D I could tell when I walked through it that it had some water damage, but I have some skills and I thought 'I got dis'. But as I started to peel the onion, I realized the water damage was throughout the vehicle, and I'm pretty sure it sat for a year without any winterizing. So what began as a project to renovate, has become a wholesale redesign of the interior. So here's my first question: Is it safe or advisable to walk on the fiberglass roof? I want to start by inspecting and sealing the roof, closing up as many access holes as possible and adding solar panels.

Thanks for any help or advice.

Whatta

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skater
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B190 Year: 1991
WBCCI: 13270
Location: Annapolis, MD

Re: New to the B190

Post by skater »

Plenty of people have walked on their roof, including me. But it's good to spread your weight out as much as possible.
1991 Airstream B190 - bought, 2005; sold, 2011; bought 2017
1995 Airstream Excella 30' trailer

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Reddeer
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B190 Year: 1993
WBCCI: 0
Location: Santa Fe, NM

Re: New to the B190

Post by Reddeer »

I agree with Skater. Spread your weight when working, painting, sealing. Sun damaged fiberglass can be more sensitive, so crawl around gingerly at first. Best of luck.

Abie Sea
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B190 Year: 1989
Location: Seattle

Re: New to the B190

Post by Abie Sea »

You might want to check the index. I recall a number of comments on dealing with water leaks and interior rebuild

Cowboy
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Re: New to the B190

Post by Cowboy »

I also just purchased a 1991 B190 Sept 10, 2020. Will get pictures soon and post. On topic of the fiberglass roof, who would one contact to reinforce the fiberglass roof if needed?

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