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Old 04-30-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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ok here is the 1st problem

these are pics of the roof top the inside does have some wood problems in sections in the back and above bed . what should I do first inside or out and what should I expect. Once again thank you for your help.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:18 PM   #2
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Naturally the first order of business is to stop all leaks so that probably means starting from the outside. Next if you are going to have to rebuild any wood framing you need to work from the outside removing siding, roofing and then the framing while you measure and copy each section replace and recover. Both from experience and from what I have read from others, working from the inside just does not work.

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Old 05-01-2010, 06:36 PM   #3
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Any ideas about how to take that rubber roof off with out to much damage, from the inside the walls feel sturdy just the roof has some dry rot.
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:12 AM   #4
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If the roof is leaking and there is inside damage you start by stopping the leak (Fix the roof) NOTE: you may have some serious "under the roof" work to do too (Think of it as "Sub Roof") Fixing this is part of fixing the roof..

Then once you are dry inside.. You fix the inside.

Exception: If you are working inside a garage which has a good roof of it's own.. Then you can start wherever you please. I'd open it up and find out where the damage is and then decide.
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:37 PM   #5
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Personally I would strip everything off the roof, peal all that crap off and throw it in the garbage. Then remove the underlaymeny, whether it is plywood or OSB and inspect for damage to the rafters. Once they are fixed lay new insulation, new plywood (marine grade) and install a new rubber membrane.
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Either do it your self or let Camping World get R Dun right the first time. Yes it's going to cost but it might be worth not having the headache. It looks as if someone painted it and that just ain't right. Maybe it's time to Upgrade
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:27 PM   #7
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I agree with Donn, strip the roof completely and start again. The pictures seem to show that the EPDM material has been coated with roofing cement/patch. If this is the case, the petroleum in the patching material will continue to destroy the EPDM material.
When the roof has been removed the roof stringers will be exposed so their condition may be assessed. If any require replacement, it should be done from the top anyway

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