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Old 03-06-2014, 07:59 AM   #1
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roof soft spot

Is there a way to tell how much of a roof would need to be replaced if I found a soft spot while inspecting a potential RV to purchase?
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You'd probably have to remove the rubber/ TPO / fiberglass or whatever it's covered with to see what's going on. It might be helpful to post make , model , year and roof material. Good luck.
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Its a rubber roof on a 2000 model class A.
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More than likely only the spot where it is soft unless it is on a seam then both panels will need replacing. You may even be able to just repair the soft spot area by cutting it out and replacing the wood panel underneath since it is a rubber roof.
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Here's a link to some previous threads that relate to rubber roof repair/ replacement.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Rubb...earch=irv2.com
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Thanks for the reply and the links. Time to read.
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Is there a way to tell how much of a roof would need to be replaced if I found a soft spot while inspecting a potential RV to purchase?
You MUST peel and put eyes on it! When we were shopping 2 years ago, my inspector found a smallish soft spot on the 10 y/o roof. He said at the very least we'd have to peel back the rubber to look. I negotiated a whole new roof off the price. When we started peeling, we found the entire perimeter of the plywood substrate delaminated for about 18 inches in from the edge. = total replacement. Glad we looked.
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Can anyone recommend a certified master to replace a section or 2 of this roof in the Tampa area? Feel free to message me if its against the rules to post a business link. Thanks everyone.
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