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Old 03-17-2017, 06:44 AM   #1
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Seabreeze LX roof

I have a 2007 Seabreeze LX 8367 and the fiberglass roof has a bubble that runs almost the length of the motorhome on both sides. A dealer told me it was caused from water getting under the fiberglass. But, after reading some past post on this forum, I've learned it was probally left loose at the factory to compensate expansion of the roof due to changing temperature. Most of you have owned Nationals longer than I have, What are your thoughts, please.

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Old 03-17-2017, 07:30 AM   #2
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On both sides front to back under the fiberglass you have contoured block foam. The fiberglass was not bonded to the block foam when the roof and sides were installed.
Your condition is normal.

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Old 03-19-2017, 05:05 PM   #3
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I believe you have a "tpo" roof ..not fiberglass. My tradewids had the same thing it almost felt like it would give a bit under your feet along the edges all the way along the length of the coach...not to worry I. Believe it's. Normal! I would only worry if deep cracks turn up o n the surface..mine hade very small surface type cracks that were never an issue along the radius edges. Hope this helps!
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:45 AM   #4
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David, you have a fiberglass roof and no, the condition you talk about is not normal. My roof started doing the same thing several years ago. I bought my MH new and the fiberglass was securely attached to the underlying sub-roof. The condition you are experiencing is delamination. The fiberglass has pulled away from the sub-roof material. Many of the National products on the road now are experiencing this condition. My guess is the bonding agent National used was inferior. Unfortunately, National went out of business just before this started happening to the many coaches produced. The fiberglass on my roof has also pulled loose in many other sections, not just along the edge. All I'm doing right now is keeping a close eye on it to make sure there is no tearing of the fiberglass. The correct way to fix this is to have the entire roof replaced. I can't even guess how much that would cost.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:34 AM   #5
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Seabreeze Roof

Thanks for the comments. I had the MH in for chassis service when this was pointed out to me by the dealer. They suggested to do a complete reseal job at the cost of about $1500,00. There are a couple of places where the fiberglass is chipped, but not holes, and the sealant is cracking at two of the roof vents. Still undecided if I want to do the complete reseal or just fix problem spots. Any other suggestions are welcome.
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