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Old 11-11-2015, 09:48 AM   #1
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Is my Fleetwood EPDM roof made by Alpha?

I have a 2004 Fleetwood Wilderness Advantage AX6 5th wheel and am ready to recoat the roof with liquid rubber. If the existing roof was made by Alpha, I would need to prime the roof prior to coating with Liquid Rubber, which takes a lot of time and additional cost.
Does anyone know whether I have the Alpha rubber roof?


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Whether you use an Alpha or Dicor, or some other EDPM roof coating, it will last longer and bond better if you use the proper primer. The primer chemically cleans and allows the new coating to better bond to the old, weathered surface. If you don't use the primer to save money and time, it will end up costing more in a year or two when you have to do the whole thing over due to a failing roof coating.


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I emailed the company with my VIN and they told me that it was an Alpha roof. That primer is very expensive at $135 for the 2 part kit ;(, but you have to have it if you have an Alpha roof.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:01 AM   #4
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Is my Fleetwood EPDM roof made by Alpha?

I contacted both Fleetwood &Alpha Systems. Fleetwood said their motor homes would have been Alpha roofs but not sure about 5th wheels. They gave me Alpha's phone number and Alpha thought my roof would be an Alpha rubber.

I agree with Bflinn181 that it would be best to prime in any case.

Thanks for both answers to my thread!
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