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Old 03-27-2011, 10:43 AM   #1
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Which type of roof do you prefer?

I currently have a 2008 Dutchstar 4320 with a one piece fibreglass roof,I am looking to buy a 2011 Dutchstar 4086+ it doesn't have a one piece fibreglass roof,would like to know from those that have had both types on their coaches over the years,which type they prefer+ for what reasons?
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Having owned more than one of each, I would take the fiberglass over the rubber any day.

Don't have to be as careful with it and is much easier to keep clean and reseal if you do have a problem.
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Hi Bruexx,
Worry not. The roof is not rubber. Newmar hasn't used a rubber roof on the DS in many, many years. The roof is BriteTEK™. It is the same roof as on my 05 coach. This roof is one piece BriteTEK™. The roof is as tough as nails. My roof has been through hail storms and a tornado. Hail large enough to smash both heat pump covers. No problems at all. The bottom line if a coach came with a fiberglass roof, I'd take it. If it come with a BriteTEK™ roof I'd take it. I would not pay extra for a fiberglass roof. This would not even be on my list of things to worry about.

I clean the roof 2 times a year with 303. That is all the maintenance it needs.
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We have had rubber, Fiberglass, And metal, When asked which Roof i prefer . It's the one that don't leak.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:14 PM   #5
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I have had both on Dutch Stars and I prefer fiberglass.
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Fiberglass.
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Take a trip up to the factory and see how they build them. It's an eye opener. They are great what they do. Only thing is, I was never comfortable having something built with piece work pay until I watched them. They do it rite. I'm in the market for a new or slightly used Essex with a full slide(no dark cabinets or I would of had one last year. ) --ANYONE????
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Our 03 KSCA had the BriteTek roof and we never had a problem with it. Now this signature coach has a fiberglass roof and I can't believe how much noiser it is. Ed
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It's the one that don't leak.
Agreed. Besides not leaking I'd take a fiberglass one piece painted with Imron or Awlgrip. Most are not painted which leads to the white gel coat oxidation streaking the sides of the coach.
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