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Old 11-26-2007, 09:04 PM   #1
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anyone know what causes air bubbles under a rubber roof.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:22 AM   #2
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I've found this LINK helpful for information.

Without knowing the age or condition of the roof material, where the bubbles are located, quanity or size it would be hard to say if its a problem or normal age. On my prior unit it's rubber was loose a little at the edges near the trim and outside edges, someplaces 'bout an inch. Never had a problem further, just monitored.

Hope somethig helped.
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:15 PM   #3
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Trailer is a 2005 Cougar. Air bubbles are poping up everywhere. About 2x2" to 3x4".
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:29 PM   #4
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The use of petroleum distillates for cleaning a roof can soak into the rubber material and cause the adhesive to loosen and the membrane to balloon. Then, when the ballooning goes down, it may never again adhere properly or completely. I'm not saying this is the cause of yours but it's one possibility if such products were used.
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I've only cleaned the roof twice. Both times with an approved cleaner.
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Te roof has been cleaned twice using an approved cleaned.
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:02 PM   #7
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Here's another site to Look at. Has there been any enviromental issues, hail? With the unit an 2005 have you contacted the selling dealer to see if it's under a warranty for the roof material.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:03 PM   #8
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anyone know what causes air bubbles under a rubber roof.
I've read that if the roofing mateial is applied to soon after glue is applied; gassing occurs causing the bubbles but most will disappear with hotter weather.
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:48 AM   #9
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Some roof cleaners/treatments contain a tiny percentage of petroleum product, any is not acceptable according to Dicor.
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I noticed a loose area of my rubber roof when I bought the rig. It didn't worry me to much then but now I have read these links offered on this thread & I feel so much wiser. The RV Reporter link says not to worry so my first instinct was on target!! Now I know how to clean it... or not rather... No petroleum products.

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It is always best to inspect your roof once a month or more .
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It is always best to inspect your roof once a month or more .
Good advice! Thanks George ;-)
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