Originally Posted by super_rep
If the one you are looking at has a rubber roof, walk away and never look back. There are plenty of Newmar, Monaco, Americans, Tiffins and Foretravels out there that are outstanding coaches and great buys.
That's just a silly statement that is based on personal opinion without regard to fact. It seems to suggest that ALL rubber roofs are bad, and that ALL fiberglass roofs are good. Hogwash on both assumptions.
People read these forums in order to learn from the experts, and when newbies read something like that, they develop fast opinions without knowing why.
A fiberglass roof is a very thin boat hull that's had a bunch of holes cut and drilled in to accommodate installs. What's great about that?
It would be safer to say that ALL roofs need to be checked for caulking integrity, regardless of what they're made of. Following that, it might be accurate to suggest that the higher end coaches use a better grade of caulk, but we still need to be vigilant.