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Old 06-25-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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2004 MDDS Roof Radius Flexing-Delamination?


Is it normal for the roof radius to get "soft" and flex? I noticed on some other forums that other RVs have this and it is "normal" as it was designed that way to allow for expansion/contraction of the fiberglass roof. Also those brands ran wires through the radius! I try to avoid putting any weight on the soft areas and I don't see any cracks, but I am thinking EternaBond Tape is going on as precaution.

I am hoping that a water leak has not caused delamination. Does anyone know if the Alpines were designed to have these "soft" up areas on the radius.

P.S. I do have delamination underneath the refrigerator vents which I'm going to have to figure out how to fix.

Thanks for any info on whether I have to fix my roof!

2004 MDDS
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:03 AM   #2
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My 02 Alpine was and my 08 Alpine are like you described. Most Alpines that I have seen are also the same. Unless it grows into the flat part of the roof or starts to crack I think it will be ok. My 02 Alpine also had raised areas at the seams where the fiberglass panels butted together across the top of the coach. Never had any leaks or cracking.

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Old 06-25-2013, 08:45 AM   #3
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Thanks Jim, that takes away some anxiety. Now to find a replacement for the generator slide motor!

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