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Old 06-29-2012, 06:58 AM   #1
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Rubber roof problemo

I was up on the roof about a week and half ago and all looked great. I climbed up again a couple days ago and found the Eternabond tape peeling up almost the entire width of the coach where the front cap meets the roof. Upon further inspection I could see where the rubber roof came loose from the piece of metal trim that is where the front cap meets the rubber roof and noticed I could see a little bit of wood. I called PI and they shipped me a 9 ft strip of Eternabond to replace. I sealed up the affected area with self leveling caulking until I get the Eternabond and can do the repair.

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I'm a little nervous about doing the repair myself and taking it somewhere is a no-go. I'm working on using a mobile repair service. PI has been awesome to work with on this issue! They are making sure we are taken care of.
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I was up on the roof about a week and half ago and all looked great. I climbed up again a couple days ago and found the Eternabond tape peeling up almost the entire width of the coach where the front cap meets the roof. Upon further inspection I could see where the rubber roof came loose from the piece of metal trim that is where the front cap meets the rubber roof and noticed I could see a little bit of wood. I called PI and they shipped me a 9 ft strip of Eternabond to replace. I sealed up the affected area with self leveling caulking until I get the Eternabond and can do the repair.

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I'm a little nervous about doing the repair myself and taking it somewhere is a no-go. I'm working on using a mobile repair service. PI has been awesome to work with on this issue! They are making sure we are taken care of.
Tim,

Sorry to hear of your situation. The secret to getting the new E-tape to stick permanently is prepping/cleaning of the area. On fiberglass a good product to use is Acetone. I don't know about the EPDM roof you have. There are lots of websites out there that should guide you through the process and materials. The Eternabond tape website is one for sure.

One thing for sure is to take your time. Once the area is properly prepped, you have one chance to lay it correctly! Let us know how it goes (with pix, of course)!! rockin'
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I have a mobile repair guy coming out to do an estimate for PI. I've been talking with Ralph and he has been guiding me thru the process if I choose to do it myself. Doesn't seem too bad just time consuming. However I am not all that confident in my skills to make it look pretty (sticky stuff and I don't get along!). I'll post updates as they come in.
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I decided to have a highly recommended mobile RV repair tech take care of the rubber roof. PI sent the new roll of E tape so we are good to go. Rick, the tech has so far removed the old tape and has cleaned up the area some. The rubber is stretched and secured under the metal strip again. He is about to lay the new tape.


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Glad to see you're getting the problem resolved. Hope it all turns out. Good luck!
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Here's the finished product. I'm really happy with Rick's work. It's nice to be water tight again!


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Forgot to add that I put self leveling caulk around the edges of the Etape to make it look prettier .

So now I'm going over all the caulking for the whole trailer touching up areas and replacing the rusted screws with stainless and touching up the frame with black Rustoleum.
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I just got a new roll of Eternabonf tape and several tubes of their caulk so that I can do some preventive care on the roof and seams myself. It always pays to stay ahead of the leaks.

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In 2001 tape wasn't applied to the roof seams on the Limited's fiberglass roof as they were on later models. When I applied it, I rounded the 'end corners' with a radius to reduce the risk of peel up or wear...I also applied Dicor lap sealant where the tape and trim met.






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In 2001 tape wasn't applied to the roof seams on the Limited's fiberglass roof as they were on later models. When I applied it, I rounded the 'end corners' with a radius to reduce the risk of peel up or wear...I also applied Dicor lap sealant where the tape and trim met.

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Great idea! Little late for me though .
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