Originally Posted by Kon
Hello and thanks again everyone for all the help .
I have an 04 Roadtrek 190 and was thinking of doing a simple mod.
I wanted to see if Iím able to drill some short screws up the interior ceiling to mount some brackets or hooks.
The idea it so I can hang some fishing poles up high there to save some space.
Does anyone know what material is up top? After the vinyl or leather surface.
Is it safe to drill short screws or if you know, how much space I have to work with up there?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again everyone!
The ceiling in my 09/10 Roadtrek C190P is primarily some very thin plywood, with the some padding and the vinyl liner applied. The exception is the very forward portion, which is thin plastic (ABS?) instead of the plywood; I assume this is because of the curvature of this area. There is a small area where there is both plywood and plastic, but it is fairly far forward. This entire ceiling is retained in position by the cabinets, and also by a number of screws. The screws have little round "snap cap" covers over them. The fiberglass top, which is fairly thick, has small wooden blocks glued on where these screws are, so that you are screwing into the wood rather than the fiberglass.
As for how much clearance there is between the ceiling and the roof, it is a small but variable amount, probably 1/4". If you are drilling a small pilot hole, you should be able to feel when you go through the plywood. Beware that your drill bit will probably start wrapping up some of the padding between the vinyl and plywood.
Bottom line is that what you want is doable, albeit you'll need to be careful of hitting your head on these hooks or your fishing poles. If you need more info, I can dig through my photos ...