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Old 05-27-2010, 05:48 AM   #1
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Rubber Roof repair vs. replace

I have a 2006 30ft with a rubber roof that has some puckering in a couple of spots and just generally not in great shape. I bought it used. How should I treat this. I was wondering what it would cost to just have the whole roof re-done. Anyone got a rough estimate for a 30ft TT
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I had the roof replaced on our old 34 ft fiver and I think it was around $1500. It was three years ago and I got it done at the factory. They told me the roof material cost around $150. for the average fiver. It is the labor that hurts. Where we just bought our new fiver they are getting $160 a hour.
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You should not be to a point of needing replacement in 4 years unless something really bad has happened to it. A little puckering is normal. Try a good cleaning and see what it looks like.

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Perhaps someone used a product on the EPDM material that contained petroleum distillate. This is death to EPDM roof covering over time.
Before replacing the covering I would contact an RV service shop(or mfgr) and ask about redoing the present material.
These links may help:
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Thanks. What should I use to clean it? Also, should I even try to do anything with that little bit of puckering? How long should a roof last? We are in Texas so I would assume this sun will really have a nasty effect on these roofs.
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Cleaning is easily done with a medium brush and something like dish deterent. There are roof cleaning materials out at RV stores, but not really necessary. EPDM will normally last 8 to 12 years pending care and climate and if ever covered during storage. A few puckers on the roof are quite normal. And, a 2006 may not have an EPDM material, rather the newer vinyl which will last longer.

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Dicor - The Components RVs are Born With warranties their EPDM roof covering for 12 years I think. They used to recommend Spic N Span for cleaning until they began selling their own brand of products.
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