Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Out there, somewhere
When I did my little "boo-boo" while backing our motorhome into it's cave at our previous residence in San Diego, I took it to a reputable RV body repair establishment. They did a "bang-up" job, so to speak. Anyway, this company, San Diego RV Center, specializes in applying that "Truck bed" type coating on RV roofs.
While I was there checking on the repair status of ours, I was invited to look at some of the roof-top completed units. I've known about this process for years but, hadn't really had chance to view it close-up. All I can say is, "Wow". It by far, is superior to any rubber roof I'd ever seen. The company applies it in such a manor that, it basically is a ONE PIECE cap over the entire roof. And, it's reportedly quieter, (when rain etc. is pounding on its surface).
And by that I mean, it is applied onto the radius on all parts, the two ends and both sides. Now, it's normally applied in SILVER color because that color is known for repelling the suns rays and therefore, a large percentage of the heat associated with it, way more than even the white of a rubber roof.
You can, at a price, have the radius's painted or, color matched to the colors of the sides/front/back of your coach, for, if I recall, around an extra $1200-$1500. Now, it's been a while so, I cannot tell you at this minute, how the cost was calculated. But, something I do recall is, it's different for a coach over 35-36' as opposed to a coach under those numbers. But, you'd have to enquire prior to any commitment.
But, in any case, if I had a coach that I really, really liked and, was going to keep it for quite a long time and, it had a rubber roof that was maybe in need of replacement or repair or, was in generally bad shape, I'd do that Truck-bed coating in a heartbeat.
While I was there, there were some pretty higher end coaches with it being applied. And a few of them had fiberglass roofs prior to the bed-lining treatment. He (the head service writer) told me there was about a months wait to get one done due to the popularity and, immense response and overall general happiness with it from the folks who've had it done.
2004 ITASCA HORIZON 36GD, 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Toad '08 GL 1800 Gold Wing
Retired-29.5 yrs, SDFD, Ham - KI6OND
Me, Karla and the Sophie character, (mini Schnauzer)