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Old 04-17-2007, 12:21 PM   #1
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we purchased a new 27ft prowler in 2000.
we were never told it neede to be sealed. due to illness, we havn't used the trailer in 5 years. this year i went to clean the roof and discovered a soft spot about 2ft square in one corner. on the inside a small square of floor is discolered.
any self-help options befor i take to the dealer?
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:21 PM   #2
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hi
we purchased a new 27ft prowler in 2000.
we were never told it neede to be sealed. due to illness, we havn't used the trailer in 5 years. this year i went to clean the roof and discovered a soft spot about 2ft square in one corner. on the inside a small square of floor is discolered.
any self-help options befor i take to the dealer?
thanks
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:24 PM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2, we're really glad to have you here as a new member and are looking forward to reading your posts about your RVing experiences and adventures. You'll find a great bunch of folks on this site who are very knowledgeable of RVing, the rigs we use, and the places we go in them.

As you'll see, they're eager to help and share their knowledge and experiences with others.

A soft spot in the roof may be dry rot or plywood delamination. It'd be difficult to tell without taking off the roofing and inspecting it it. If you have a dealer do it hang on to your wallet, it could be expensive.

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Old 04-17-2007, 01:44 PM   #4
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thanks for the welcome.
we do need help on how to peel back the roof.
really don't have the money for the dealer and i don't think my insurance is going to cover it.
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Old 04-20-2007, 04:42 PM   #5
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Welcome to the family!
There is a resident RV technician at irv2.com, and he is great. Hopefully he will see your post and jump in with some suggestions. Your description of the water damage sounds serious. It will likely involve removing the roof coating material, the inside wall covering in the area, and floor covering. This is a major project, but managable. Indoor storage/work area is a must when you open the roof for such a project.
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Man, sorry to hear about that problem.

If you go over to www.dicor.com, then click on Roofing, and then Installation Information it will give you a bit of an idea of what is involved in removing or installing an EDPM roof.

I'd guess there isn't much of a way to tell how much water damage there might be until the vents, trim, roofing and underlayment are removed.

Here where I live there is an independent RV repair shop that has a good reputation for quality repairs at reasonable rates, and they are also willing to give advice. Maybe there is something like that where you live? Any way you go, though, I'm afraid it isn't going to be cheap.

Welcome to the forum, and be sure to keep us posted.
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