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Old 07-26-2014, 09:24 PM   #1
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Roof Repair

I'm sure that this has been discussed before but here it is again. I'm 69 and somewhat limited in my abilities. I was on top of my Coachmen Santara doing a good cleaning and inspection last week. I noticed several air bubbles along the outer edge of the roof. Five years ago I had it sealed with a liquid sealant and new putty around the various appliances and vents. Since then I got a small 2 x 2 inch tear that i have been putting sealant non running clear material. If I undertake to repair the tear permanently, what about the air bubbles? If so do I cut them to release the air prior to sealing them?
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:28 PM   #2
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Do NOT cut the roof. I would leave the bubbles alone, unless the roof starts bubbling up during transit.

Also, don't just good sealant over the tear. Put roof patch tape, like Eternabond over it after a thorough cleaning, THEN seal the edges of the patch.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:59 AM   #3
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I have the same problem with my 1997 Coachmen Santara (see picture) on a roof that was replaced 2 years ago. I showed the picture to the guy at the dealership yesterday and he said it is just cosmetic and not to worry. The repair was paid for by the previous owner but he gave me all the history/maintenance records on the coach. I’m going to stop by again tonight or early tomorrow and show the dealership the invoice and see if they will stand behind their work.
Tom, did you ever get your roof fixed?
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I have the same problem with my 1997 Coachmen Santara (see picture) on a roof that was replaced 2 years ago. I showed the picture to the guy at the dealership yesterday and he said it is just cosmetic and not to worry. The repair was paid for by the previous owner but he gave me all the history/maintenance records on the coach. I’m going to stop by again tonight or early tomorrow and show the dealership the invoice and see if they will stand behind their work.
Tom, did you ever get your roof fixed?
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After two years? There is no telling what that roof has been through in two years.
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:42 PM   #5
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I am bothered by the OP's "Since then I got a small 2 x 2 inch tear that i have been putting sealant non running clear material."
I hope this is not silicon. Hard to get anything to stick after applying silicon. Got a name for this stuff?
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I am bothered by the OP's "Since then I got a small 2 x 2 inch tear that i have been putting sealant non running clear material."
I hope this is not silicon. Hard to get anything to stick after applying silicon. Got a name for this stuff?
Same thought I had.
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I went to the dealership again with the roof repair original invoice and he again said that this happens on a lot of rubber roofs when they are “replaced” and it is nothing to be concerned about. He said just do not try and cut them.
I did notice that now that the weather is cooler they are less noticeable.
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This FAQ from the Dicor website might help understand: https://www.dicorproducts.com/faq/#p...um-distillates
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