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Old 09-29-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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Fiberglass roof delamination

Upon cleaning the roof of my 07 Revolution I noticed there are a couple of spots where the fiberglass outer layer is slightly separated from the under structure. There are no leaks and the roof is otherwise in great shape. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this something that I need to act upon?
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Are you talking about Filon, Unless it is oil-caning/flapping in the breeze I would not be overly concerned. We have a problem with one of our side walls and I will not do anything unless there is a real problem.
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It's not delamination - the fiberglass roof sheeting was never fully glued down to start with. It's just the way Fleetwood/Amercian Coach does it. Give American Coach Customer Service a call and they will explain.
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Thanks, I will call American Coach.
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I should have added that my American Tradition is the same, as are all the other years and models of American coaches with fiberglass roofs. Even 2014's.
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I should have added that my American Tradition is the same, as are all the other years and models of American coaches with fiberglass roofs. Even 2014's.
is this done by Fleetwood for a reason?

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Upon cleaning the roof of my 07 Revolution I noticed there are a couple of spots where the fiberglass outer layer is slightly separated from the under structure. There are no leaks and the roof is otherwise in great shape. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this something that I need to act upon?
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my CC's is the same, the fiberglass is floating. I decor'ed it last month.
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The one piece fiberglass shell is fitted to the roof structure and secured with the for and aft end caps. There is some flex so not to worry! This is purposely done to allow some give. It it were bonded, glued, to a surface over a period of time crazing appears and possible damage to the glass fibers or worse case scenario water intrusion. Remember this is a moving object that bumps and jiggles down our rutted interstates.
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I was shocked when I found this on my roof. But, after many assurances by folks on the irv2 forum and from Winnebago I now realize that this is common. In my case the luan curled. The roof is sound and tight. If you have no crack and see no signs of leaks you are fine. Not to worry (any more). Just keep a watchful eye on it.

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My rev's fiberglass roof floats but does have one issue I am working on. Cracks in the gel coat on the radius. Inspect the top radius along the SIDES of your bus and ensure there are no fine cracks there. I am handy and can solve this, but I imagine if I weren't it would be spendy. Cracks caused clear to bubble and me to spend more time getting to know my toy ;-)

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