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Old 02-19-2013, 08:08 AM  
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Roof repair

I am new to this site so please bare with me. I have a 29ft 2006 wildcat 5th wheel. I have a rotten spot on roof about 1ft x 1 ft up against front cap. Trying to figure out the best way to repair it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:46 PM  
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What type of roof covering do you have?
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:53 PM  
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One thing is what caused it, next what is the condition of the roof is it time to replace showing black patches or spliting. If it is still in good shape then it could be peeled backed to replace the bad spot and reglued back down.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:36 PM  
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Just read today about eco Rhino roofing. It is being used to fix roofs but now is going to 'Revolutionize RV roofing' and be offered as a roofing option on new units.

Google Rhino RV roofing repair.

Sounds like you need to replace the wood 1st where the softspot is then hopefully reseal it...maybe eco Rhino will work.

Good luck
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:19 AM  
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Thanks. It is a rubber roof which i have learned is edpm. Roof does not look to be in bad shape. Still white. Source of leak was 2 small tears less than 1/4" poss. Tree limb or something. Im pretty handy i think i can handle repair and definatly want to recoat roof with something when repair is done, cant really afford new roof. Asking around some suggest going at it from inside but its over master bedroom and cabinets around bed and no sign of damage inside. Just serms easier from top. Appreciate any suggestions. Thanks
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The top is the way to do it that's where the sheeting is at you can patch the roof then reglue the EDPM back down reseal the damage spot then coat the whole unit it's 2 parts the primer/cleaner then the coating itself
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They make a roof repair tape that would work in this case. You could clean that section and use the tape. It is really sticky stuff.

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Old 02-22-2013, 10:30 PM  
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If it is against the front cap, can you remove molding? Cut your edpm down both sides of the rotten spot. Give yourself lots of room. Replace rotten spot. I would tye the new piece in with fiberglass. Sand smooth. Use 3-m 77 spray adhesive (lowes) as per label, to reattach the EDPM. Seal the cuts with 2in Eternabond repair tape. replace the molding. No recoating will be needed. Eternabond is a permanent repair. A must have in your RV tool box. Good Luck
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