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Old 07-04-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Roof Replacement or Resealed?

Hi, I just bought a 2005 trailer. I had an electrical problem and the repair person said that I needed to have my entire roof resealed and that it would cost $1800.00. He showed me that some black was showing through the roof. Any experience or advice?
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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Do you have a rubber roof or not? If you are handy at all you can redo your roof yourself. Just google this site on roofs and you can follow someone else's process. If it's just one spot you can also repair that spot and seal that area with product you can get from any RV dealer or on line. I redid the seams on my roof last summer in about 10 hours and $150. He wants $1800 to make a nice profit.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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I will second the "It depends on how bad it is" nature of the above reply.

I will add.. I recently saw a trailer where had the owner re-sealed a few years back.. Rachael Nordstrom (Nordstrom's mobile RV service) would not, be sweeting like, a person in 100 degree in the shade direct sunlight, putting on an entire new roof right down the the plywood underneath!!!!.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:16 PM   #4
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If your roof is starting to show black it time to reroof it, next thing that going to happen it's going to start splitting open rubber is getting weak and dried out and brittle you can coat it but it will still split again.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:13 AM   #5
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A 2005 is way to early for a new roof. Is the black just dirt and mold?

You can always use Eternabond to cover the suspect areas and get a few more years.

It is not hard to get some sealant and etrnabond and do the work yourself.

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That is way early most of the time you get 10 or 12 yrs out of them. Might be mold or dirty but if the white layer is coming off then it could but the black showing
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:25 AM   #7
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Thank you for all the answers. Yes I have a rubber roof and no it doesn't leak. It appears that some areas have been resealed but there is no evidence of water damage internally. It is mostly white with a few black spots showing through. Has anyone had experience with doing something to get me by another year? I don't want to be cheep but after just putting out the money to buy the trailer it would be hard to put out $1800. right now. Also for a 27' trailer does that sound reasonable?
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I don't know what he is doing to reseal a roof for $1800.00. You can get a roll of Eternabond and cover the suspect areaas and it is a permanent repear. 4" x 50' roll is about $65.00. You can also get 6" or 2" and 25' rolls.

Just clean the area and dry it and stick the stuff on.

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I agree with Ken. I tore a section of my rubber roof on a Pace years ago. Cleaned it up nice and put down some EPDM patch (same principle as using Eternabond, only EB is probably better.) I masked off the area and rattlecanned it with a matching primer. Looked good and never had a problem with it. The guy is trying to rip you off....
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I bought a 30' 01 five years ago the roof was starting to show a few little black and grey spots. I washed it with TSP substitute and rinsed it good when dry I rolled 2 coats of Elastek Solar Tek Exstreme roof coating still looks like the day I finished 5 years ago. $110. for 5 gal. still have about 2 gal. left. Their web is www.elastek.com and there located in Tucsn, Az.
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Wow, it is great to get so many people helping. Something just didn't ring true with the estimate. It felt like when you go into a quick-lube place and they insist that your head gasket is shot and needs to be replaced. I am going to use the Elastec and keep an eye on it. Thanks again to everyone.
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