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Old 04-23-2015, 09:43 AM   #15
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I get a day laborer to wash/wax the coach annually, including cleaning the roof. About $100 plus lunch and materials. A local RV shop does an annual roof inspection, depending on what is needed the cost is zero to a few hundred dollars (total strip of sealant and reseal). Only once in many years was the total strip and reseal deemed needed.

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Old 04-23-2015, 09:21 PM   #16
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Well, first of all, let's agree CW is a giant rip-off outfit. But, a lot of other so-called RV specialist stores are equally bad. I've had the misfortune of encountering several.

As to EPDM (rubber) roofs - this stuff is virtually industructable. We used it to line five miles of a water supply canal north of Tucson 25 years ago and it hasn't leaked a drop in the last 25 years.

Yes, it needs to be cleaned and the edges need to be sealed as part of normal maintenance, but it isn't so delicate that a certified technician has to do it. This stuff is tuff and it will last the life of your coach unless you leave your coach out in the desert sun for twenty years.

As others have said, the RV "specialists" like to climb up on your roof and look for loose change.

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Old 04-24-2015, 06:54 AM   #17
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I wouldn't pay $120 per hour for someone to was my roof. I can find plenty of people that will do it for $10 per hour if I didn't want to do it myself.

And I sure wouldn't let CW touch it.

It doesn't take a mechanic to wash a roof and re-seal any areas that need it.

But I always do it myself, easy job.
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I'm not a fan of taking my coach to a dealer for anything. But, with that said, I'm not sure I would want just anyone up on the roof of my motor home either.

Unsupervised day labor sounds like an accident looking for a place to happen. One missed step and you'll be replacing broken plastic, or calling 911 for an ambulance....
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Kent has not been back CW replaced his roof he is concerned about the warrentee I'll contact him I work on his rig

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