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Old 11-19-2019, 06:06 PM   #1
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Roof Material

What is the roof material on my Ď05 Dolphin? Iím assuming it is some sort of fiberglass material not TPO.
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:20 PM   #2
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It is fiberglass


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Made by Dicor. Good stuff.
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:50 PM   #4
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Climb up and look.....
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Filon is the brand name I think. Thin stuff so be careful when you walk on it. It's fiberglass of course, but very thin as to make it light.
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:48 AM   #6
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Funny. Iím quite capable of doing more than most with my coach. Looking at it doesnít give me the answer I was looking for, and neither did you. So at least I got some informative answers from others.
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Roof Material

Thanks Jim and Chuck for your replies. Seems like good material just didnít know what it was all these yrs. Yes the roll downs are delicate.
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It is fiberglass


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I have that file Iíll look at it again to see if it is mentioned. Thanks.
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If you do walk around on the roof....the front cap is very thin and may or may not be reinforced. Tread lightly or better yet...not at all.
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If you do walk around on the roof....the front cap is very thin and may or may not be reinforced. Tread lightly or better yet...not at all.


I painted the front cap this yr. just on my hands and knees didnít seem too bad, thanks.
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Be very careful along the sides of the roof. That fiberglass is just rolled over the sides and is very thin. If you put much weight on it you may go through, may lose your balance and fall. Mine was very oxidized and I was trying to get it cleaned up almost went through.
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I can add a couple of things nobody else has mentioned.. The roof cover is a purpose built part designed to handle contraction and expansion in temperature variations. Those full length "bubbles" on both sides are for contraction in cold weather and to absorb expansion when it gets hot. Climb up there on a day where it is 100 degrees or better and you will be amazed at the amount of expansion that occurs. I do not walk on my roof on hot days to avoid stressing the ridges that occur.
The cover is not glued to the roof of the coach. It is screwed down on the perimeter and trapped by everything that is mounted on the roof, but there is no adhesive to allow for this expansion and contraction.
Further, in my opinion some of the leaks we all find, especially around vents and the shower skylite, are the result of this expansion/contraction working against the self leveling adhesive that seems to get issued to every employee in 50 gallon drums! Installing the component dry and then flooding the flange perimeter and screw heads with that stuff is not an enduring seal when the roof membrane is constantly flexing..
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