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Old 09-19-2014, 06:07 PM   #1
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Roof tear

Being over confident on where a TT will fit can cause problems.
I recently pulled my 2013 Tracer TT under a low hanging tree. The tree branches looked very small... Unfortunately it punctured the leading edge where the rubber roof meets the side wall.

I went to an RV store and purchased a very expensive roll of sticky rubber patching and some sealant. I spent a couple of hours cleaning and applying the repair patch and then sealing it with the goop.
I think I did a good job but wonder if I should replace the whole roof rubber??? And how much would that cost???
Either way I'm going to avoid trees...

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Old 09-19-2014, 09:08 PM   #2
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That tape and lap sealant is as good as gold, it will hold up for a very long time. No need to be in a rush to teplace the entire membrane

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Tape is fine, but insurance would possibly replace the entire roof, if you went that route.

You can replace the roof yourself for $1000 or so, but a shop doing it right would be $4000 or so since you have to replace/cover the existing decking for a good substrate to adhere the new membrane to.
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:05 PM   #4
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Thanks I think I will leave it as it is. I'll check it throughout the winter to make sure...
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:59 PM   #5
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A tear in the roof, while a pain, is not as bad as some "accidents" I've seen. Branch take AC unit off the roof. Punctured skylights etc.
Talk to your insurer and see what they offer.
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