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Old 10-04-2015, 07:39 PM   #1
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Fiberglass Roof

While driving down the highway, gust of wind hit the side of the RV while driving 55mph. The drivers side lifted up from front to back bump, real scary for me and the wife.

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Old 10-04-2015, 07:47 PM   #2
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Here are a couple of pictures!
Has anyone had something like this to happen?

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Old 10-04-2015, 09:20 PM   #3
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Hi this is a problem with the sealent let loose that holds the roof where it tucks under the j chanel. I found info on the winnebago forum. I tryed to attach a picture or cut away view.
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:30 AM   #4
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Yes, happened to us in June this year while passing through Arkansas. First stop we got some duct tape, got ladder out, cleaned and dried the edge of roof, popped it back in and taped it down to finish our trip.
Once home took to local Mack's Camper in Waco, Tx for proper repair.
Lesson learned. Fiberglass roofs require inspection and maintenance. All I have done is wash the roof and check sealants at around holes and caps. Didn't know about needing to clean and redo edges.😢
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:14 AM   #5
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It's a known Winnebago issue. Do a search in the Winnebago forum for the Eternabond fix.
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:26 AM   #6
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Some design, huh?

Here is the Winnebago link to the inspection procedure >> http://www.winnebagoind.com/resource...%20Sealing.pdf

I inspected my '06 Winnebago this spring. Of the 30' or so of roof joint on each side, only 6' on one side and 10' on the other side was still good. We bought our MH used last spring. The selling salesman was proud to announce that his dealership (Lichtsinn RV) had performed all of the maintenance on this MH since new.

It took about a tube of caulk for each side. I bought the caulk from Winnebagooutdoor.com >>> Manus-Bond Urethane Sealant with Nozzle : Adhesives & Sealants

A sharpened paint scraper works well to remove the old caulk.

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