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Old 01-06-2015, 03:38 PM   #1
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Question Roof-Fiberglass or Rubber

What is the best material for roofs? Iím sure there are pros and cons on both. If you have a choice, which one would you choose?
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Fiberglass. A little more durable than EPDM.
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We just picked up an Excel fifth wheel a couple of weeks ago. Part of my reasoning, is due to the fiberglass roof. We will be living in it for a while and I would rather have the fiberglass. Just my humble and personal opinion..
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You want a roof that is firm to walk on and in good shape. I prefer the fiberglass roof that was on my Sightseer. However, my new Palazzo came with a TPO rubber roof. It is also firm to walk on and probably will last many years trouble free. Don't limit your selection on fiberglass or rubber. Instead, inspect the roof to make sure it is solid.
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my son has a rubber roof and nothing but trouble. I have a FG roof and no problems.
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I know you can put a coating on rubber roof, do you do the same on fiberglass?
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Fiberglass. A little more durable than EPDM.
I'm happy to hear that 'cause my Filon fiberglass roof is 18 years old.
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I'm happy to hear that 'cause my Filon fiberglass roof is 18 years old.
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well there you go. your all set. only thing is that fiberglass gets old too. It will get dirty and porous causing it to grow black mold like on a house roof. use good detergents to clean. I also used bleach to kill the mold which will cause lots of black streaks down the sides.

Afterward I sealed the roof with pledge floor was. other here use different types of wax or paint sealers. all you choice. there are several thread on the roof sealers available so just do some searches on google and include the irv2 to find them easily.
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Fiberglass.
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TPO, FTW!

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My fiver had a EPDM roof & it did not play well with tree branches.
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My '01 gasser had an aluminum roof and sides. My '03 diesel has a fiberglass roof and sides.

I need help with crack repair on both the roof and one side. I think the minor sidewall delamination will just have to remain as it is.
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Fiberglas has much less maintenance and lasts longer.
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My 2005 Monaco has a peaked aluminum roof and fiberglass sides. Go figure!

Roof feel very rigid, even with my 285 lbs.
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