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Old 03-10-2011, 11:06 AM   #1
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Roof replacement- what would you do?

I just bought a 94 Prowler 24' TT to use in my business (restoring old houses) and need some advice. The TT is in good shape with one major exception- the roof! The P.O. removed what I suppose was an EPDM rubber roof and the unit was reposessed before he could replace it! So I'm left with nothing but bare osb up there, currently covered by a tarp. I need to get this thing back into service asap, and am wondering how best to proceed. There is one corner of osb that is soft and will be replaced. The a/c unit and all of the caps, vents, etc are off of the unit. (I do have them.) Should I purchase a new roof "kit" and just roll new roofing on, since half the work has been done, or can I purchase something like a "liguid roof" product and use that? I don't care how it looks, or about resale, but I don't want leaks. Any advise you can provide, including reputable suppliers would really be appreciated.
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This depends entirely on how much more money you wish to invest in this trailer. Coating a flat wood roof so it is waterproof is difficult. If you are going to do the work yourself, which I assume you are; the cost to install a EPDM membrane will be around $700, I think. Then there is having the wood covered by "rhino-liner" or similar bed coating. I would assume covering the roof with aluminum would be costly today, as scrap aluminum is just over $2 a pound. That would make new sheet aluminum costly too.
I know nothing about this DOW Sprayed RV Roof compared to EPDM Roof Coatings. but it sounds good.
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Thanks for the reply. The answer is not much, and yes I will be doing the work myself. Has anyone tried the rhino-liner approach? If that can be applied directly to the wood sheathing, that sounds like the way to go.
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Since your in the construction business talk to some local commercial roofers, I got a scrap piece of EPDM 12x45 for free! Well case of beer anyway. It was leftover from a drive thru portico job. Looks like I'll end up spending a couple hundred more in supplies.
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