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Old 11-03-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Question Need advice on Roof Repairs

Hi all, NEWbie here... an older woman who is NOT handy... very tight finances, which is why I bought and am living in this 98 Travel Supreme... now know the roof has/had some leaks so I'm looking at either re-doing with Liquid Roof, or figuring if DiCor's 2 step resealing process would do it..

I will try to hook some pics to this and see what you all think...
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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OK, good, pics worked. The one showing the vent and corner (pic #2), its actually THAT corner that I know has the worst leak. The corner closest to the camera, though that caulk/seal looks terrible, is actually ok.

My big question(s) I guess is this... can I just clean and apply Liquid Roof, or the DiCor two step re-sealing process ?

The original paperwork shows this is/has had the Dicor Brite-Ply
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:13 PM   #3
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You need to clean the roof very well. No sealer adheres to dirt or water. Plain and simple, don't try to skirt around it.
You might be able to just clean and dicor it, but you mighty need to coat the seems a few times instead.
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Other pic

This is most of the roof, should have been on the first post, sorry...

Any thoughts, suggestions, concerns, anything ???
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You need to clean the roof very well. No sealer adheres to dirt or water. Plain and simple, don't try to skirt around it.
You might be able to just clean and dicor it, but you mighty need to coat the seems a few times instead.
Definitely will clean first, regardless of which route i then take... what would you recommend ? Redoing just the seams and Dicor'ing, or Liquid Rubber over the whole thing ?
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Can't be 100% sure from the pictures , but I think that the roof has already been sprayed or treated with a product other than Dicor, and that may limit your options as far as re-doing the roof. What's up there may not clean off or may have dried out the rubber to the point that the Dicor 2 step may not work. If you can peal off a small section then maybe someone at an RV patrs/Repair place will know for sure.
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I would also recommend removing the railing, unless you feel it is required for safety. It just creates more 'holes' in the roof in and wind resistance. It would be simpler to seal and repair without it also.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:11 PM   #8
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You can try this:

Get some mineral spirits and a rag and scrub the area with the crack (working in 12" segments - give or take) and then apply some Dicor Self Leveling Lap Sealant and see if that doesn't help. This would be the path of least resistance. If this doesn't work, then think about scraping off the old stuff, etc etc.

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My brother who used to be a Property Manager and applied/repaired rubber roofs at one time, tells me to use Kool Seal, which is WAY less expensive than Liquid Roof, BUT I've seen one site that say don't use it, contradicted by the Kool Seal site that says the RV Roof stuff IS for use on EPDM.... ??

Or is this a difference between "regular" Kool Seal, and the one labelled for RV TopCoats

Do y'all use or recommend Kool Seal's RV product, or do I stay away from it ?

The more I research, the more confused I get : /
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I see no one has suggested Eternabond tape for the cracks or tears in the roof. You'll need to clean and remove all the old caulking, but E tape really does a nice, permanent repair on seams and joints.
Saving money by using Kool Seal might do the job for now, but in the future you'll have to replace the whole rubber roof instead of just repair, a very expensive fix. Skip426 suggests an alternate coating has already been applied, and I believe he is correct since the texture on your roof looks different than typical EDPM. If so, putting the more expensive Dicor coating on won't bring the EDPM back so go ahead, clean, caulk and tape, then coat with Cool Coat.
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What about Liquid Rubber ? They promo it as good for going over anything, and it's supposed to be good for sealing any little leaks... ?
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Liquid Rubber is an EPDM coating, so it's probably better than Cool Coat. It won't bring back a badly damaged or neglected rubber membrane the roof was covered with initially. The EPDM coating is supposed to be applied when the original coating starts to wear. Neglecting for a long time, as yours looks, won't be magically fixed by ANY coating, except as a temporary measure. You also need to make sure the plywood roof is not rotted. Wood that starts to rot continues to spread, even under a newly sealed roof.
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