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Old 03-13-2015, 09:19 PM   #1
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Ideas about water proofing a camper

It truns out that the top half of my camper is rotten. Water damage. Everything is the whole camper is good and no interior damage resulted. Not sure why. I am gonna rebuild the whole frame, reuse all the exterior metal and everything else.

Now why did it leaK? I am thinking that is is because the gooy gray stuff got old and let water in. So if this is going to be the case no mater what i do then i need to think about how to manage any water penetration. i just replaced my roof on an out building and i bought a rubber membrane called a Ice and Water dam. it goes on the lowest part of the roof before the shingles.

What would be the down side of covering the whole camper frame sides and roof with the membrane and then siding it with the metal cladding. The membrane is designed to seal around screws etc. Would this not create a water proof skin over the whole camper? Can any one see a down side to doing this? to me this would make perfect sense to catch any possible water penetration.

\I would love to hear what people think about making these very expensive RV last longer than 6 years.



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Old 03-14-2015, 12:41 AM   #2
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You don't list your brand/style RV, but this post is under the Truck Camper Discussion Forum...please confirm that is the Forum you desire for this thread?

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This is what I did. Sealing Leaky Metal Roof
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I had this made for winter months and heavy rain. I was just putting the damper on the truck when I took the pic. Usually it's tied down and it works fantastic.
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