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Old 03-07-2014, 06:27 AM   #1
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Roof Material

Can anyone tell me what type of roof the Alpines have? Is it considered rubber? More specific 1999


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Old 03-07-2014, 06:34 AM   #2
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The roof is entirely fiberglass and utilizes no coatings unless someone other than WRV coated it.

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Old 03-07-2014, 06:37 AM   #3
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There were two types of rubber roofs for rv's. One is EPDM which has a little texture to it and the other is Brite Tek which actually looks like a smooth vinyl. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:41 AM   #4
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Ditto Bob. Alpines have all fiberglass (uncoated) roofs. An occasional waxing is all that is needed for maintenance. That is, unless someone has applied some kind of a coating over the fiberglass since the coach was originally manufactured.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:42 AM   #5
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WRV used fiberglass roofs for all years. It was just painted with no clear coat.
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Thanks. So it looks like someone put a rubber patch on this. Is that okay or should have something else been used
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:08 PM   #7
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Avalanche models had some form of "rubber" roof.
All other Alpine products utilized fiberglass sheet. Mine isn't painted, its just native gel coat. Wouldn't hurt to put a coat of linear polyurethane on for longevity.

Hartk1- as long as there is a good seal I don't see a problem. The roof is naturally full of penetrations (vents, skylight, cables, etc.) that are sealed w/caulking. If yours is an Avalanche then a vulcanized patch would be the perfect thing; if its a Limited, Apex or SE then whatever sticks & seals well is fine. The ultimate would be an epoxy patch of some sort w/a spot of paint for UV protection.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:19 PM   #8
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I believe that in 1999 WRV only made one coach, which was the Alpine Coach Limited. Thus it had a fiberglass roof. Talk of Avalanches, Apex's is irrelevant. Maybe you had a satellite dish which was removed or some other item and the opening was repaired and patched. As long as it is not leaking leave it alone.
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While DW was shopping in the mall I saw a display for Nano Perm roof coating. It looked fairly interesting if you wanted to go the whole roof coating way. I have no idea what the coast would be. Here is a link to their website.
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I have been pondering applying Ultimate roof coating. At the 10 year mark the gel coat on my roof is showing its age. I wax it 2 times a year but It is still showing its age


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