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Old 12-13-2014, 06:10 PM   #1
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I am looking to buy a used motorhome. I saw one today and I had a question on the roof. It has a fiberglass one piece roof however it does not appear to be glued down completely across the roof. It appears that it is anchored where the AC, vents, etc are but not in other areas. The previous owner used eternobond around all seams including around the entire outside edge. Is this correct or should it be bonded completely?
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:12 PM   #2
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Mine is the same way - stuck down here and there, plus locked in where a vent or a/c covers it.
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I have no issues with my fiberglass roof and would prefer if I was to ever get another rig would like it to also be one piece fiberglass
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I have that issue, looks ok just not 100% attached
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:24 PM   #5
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I have put 10,000 miles on with it like that too.
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:11 PM   #6
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I am looking to buy a used motorhome. I saw one today and I had a question on the roof. It has a fiberglass one piece roof however it does not appear to be glued down completely across the roof. It appears that it is anchored where the AC, vents, etc are but not in other areas. The previous owner used eternobond around all seams including around the entire outside edge. Is this correct or should it be bonded completely?
I don't know what brand of motor coach you're looking at. My fiberglass roof is not glued down at all. In fact, it is actually separated from the plywood by a layer of polyethylene.

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Have had both fiberglass and now BriteTek. We actually prefer the BriteTek as it's quieter when raining and VERY resistant to damage. Having a rubber one WOULD be a deal breaker though.
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We put Eternabond on the front and back seams 4 years ago and it eliminated all issues relating to caulking those seams. We had no need to put it around the outside edge; I would be concerned about the visual look of such an installation.
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Mine is the same way - stuck down here and there, plus locked in where a vent or a/c covers it.
Same here. No issues, in fact probably less chance of crazing due to expansion and contraction.
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Thanks for the info. I feel much better. I'm looking at a 2000 Newmar Mountain Aire. Unfortunately, the prior owner used black eternobond rather than white. Don't ask me why. It looks terrible when you are on the roof, but from the ground you can't see it.
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Thanks for the info. I feel much better. I'm looking at a 2000 Newmar Mountain Aire. Unfortunately, the prior owner used black eternobond rather than white. Don't ask me why. It looks terrible when you are on the roof, but from the ground you can't see it.
Yuk eternabond is eternal!
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We had TPO and now have fiberglass. I think rain is quieter on the fiberglass. The TPO roof was like a drumhead. Fiberglass seems slipperier though when wet.
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