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Old 12-06-2021, 09:30 PM   #1
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ISO of Roof Raise help in Portland, Oregon

Hey -- anyone know a fabricator or someone with good solid experience that can raise a roof and fabricate the shell for a 40 foot skoolie? I had a builder that was going to do it, but they lost the staffing to do it so now I'm on the hunt for someone in the PNW. I already have the 18" hat channels in hand I ordered from Skoolie.com.

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Old 12-06-2021, 09:50 PM   #2
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Hey -- anyone know a fabricator or someone with good solid experience that can raise a roof and fabricate the shell for a 40 foot skoolie? I had a builder that was going to do it, but they lost the staffing to do it so now I'm on the hunt for someone in the PNW. I already have the 18" hat channels in hand I ordered from Skoolie.com.
I can ask around, I know of one place down in Monmouth that might, but that's a wee bit South of Portland, and it's a place of business, that helped with my van...
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Old 12-06-2021, 10:24 PM   #3
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Thanks! That's fine. As mentioned, anywhere in the PNW at this juncture is fine. I'm prepared to drive somewhere since it's a unique skillset.
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Old 12-06-2021, 10:52 PM   #4
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PNW roof raise

I am currently working with an awesome metal shop here in the Snoqualmie valley. We are raising my 28 foot bus 12 inches. He is allowing me to work along with him also, which I think is great. Pm me if anyone wants details
See our work here:

https://youtube.com/channel/UCjbyYO5GGdt2qiyxdReeK5Q
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Old 12-07-2021, 12:29 AM   #5
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If it helps...or you find it interesting...I put together a playlist documenting a 14-inch roof raise. We're too far to be of help to you (we're in Arizona) but this will at least show you the process and some things to look for:

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...9pxqxRelSBl7uW
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Thanks! That's fine. As mentioned, anywhere in the PNW at this juncture is fine. I'm prepared to drive somewhere since it's a unique skillset.
I texted the owner and if/when I hear back from him, I'll PM you his answer and contact information if he's keen...
Wish I were still down south of you, I don't have the skills, but I have the willingness to learn and to help!
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Old 12-18-2021, 05:32 PM   #7
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Try contacting ďThat Trailer GuyĒ located just west of Dundee OR on Hwy 99W. His website is https://thattrailerguy.com/

Hey is a good welder/fabrication person and also has experience working on RVís.
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Old 12-19-2021, 09:08 PM   #8
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I texted the owner and if/when I hear back from him, I'll PM you his answer and contact information if he's keen...
Wish I were still down south of you, I don't have the skills, but I have the willingness to learn and to help!
Thank you so much!
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