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Old 12-05-2015, 08:27 AM   #15
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Even if it's a no walk roof, some plywood cut 2'x4' spread across the rafters will allow you to work there.
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Old 12-05-2015, 09:33 AM   #16
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@ic2 I'm not a very good carpenter but think I could handle that. Will check to see if it's a no walk then work on step 2.. Lol thanks for the input
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Old 12-05-2015, 09:33 AM   #17
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Rhino Liner would be for old roofs that need replaced. They take off the rubber roof and spray the bedliner material on plywood. Not for you and your new roof.

If you are really worried about roof seems, research Eternabond tape. (Flame suit on) (Some will flame for this.)

I researched and used Eternabond on an old TT as well as other wet repairs. I once had a sump pump pipe joint fail during a severe storm event. I used the tape to stick the joint back together. It worked, under water! It held a PVC pipe to a rubber Fernco fitting. It worked so well that I let it go for a couple of months until I could tear the whole system apart for updating.

My MH is two years old. Next spring, all the roof seals will be Eternabonded after a good scrubbing. These seals are fiberglass-to-fiberglass and fiberglass-to-PVC plastic joints.

A co-worker bought a 1969 truck camper that had been sitting in a garage for 30 years. (Looks show room by the way.) The first rain storm, it leaked. All the caulking had dried out over the years. Eternabond has held strong on the joints where he could use it. Some of the joints are aluminum angle that is screwed down on corners. He didn't want to use it there. He had to take these apart and re-caulk them all.

Don't worry about a brand new TT. Use it and inspect your seems regularly.
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@cj23andout, thanks for the advise. That sounds like some pretty strong and semi-dangerous stuff right there. But, if it gets the job done... Lol.
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Eternabond is not dangerous. I've used it on my old TT roof seems. It works fine if applied as directed. It is a sticky, thick tape. Probably not needed on your new TT for a long time.
For you just a check and cleaning couple times a year for a few years will suffice. Like all RVs, sitting in the sun 24/7 is what wears out the units. Neglect, leaves and trash sitting on the roof for months and years at a time will take their toll. The same goes for your tires and batteries. Keep them inflated properly all the time (check at least every 3 months if sitting) and keep your battery (ies) charged. Charge your battery at least every 3 months also if the RV is sitting. One more thing to check is to disconnect one batter lead when you park it for storage to stop "phantom" loads from draining it while you are away from it. Good luck and have fun with your new RV
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Looks like you should be good to walk on the roof. took this from the Avenger web site.
Walk-On Roof With 3/8″ Roof Decking
One-Piece Rubber Roof

Avenger Travel Trailers / Toy Haulers by Prime Time Manufacturing

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@cliffy thanks for the advise.
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@englishman thanks for the URL link. Internet has some much info, sometimes I forget to just Google my questions. Lol
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I am new to RV'ing and recently bought a new TT. I was told it would be best to put some kind of sealant on the roof.. Like rhino liner. What is the best product to use on the roof to keep the wear down?

Lol who told you to use rhino liner on the roof they shouldn't be around rvs


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@englishman thanks for the URL link. Internet has some much info, sometimes I forget to just Google my questions. Lol
Google is your best fried for just about everything you need to know about any subject.

To protect your trailer new roof warranty I wouldn't add anything up there that will void that warranty.

My present trailer has never leaked as I do a twice a year roof check on my '97 30' trailers roof. The first time I had to add a bit of Dicor was in '05 to a 6" long hairline crack in the lap sealant on the back where the rear cap ties to the roof membrane.
Since then about every 3-5 years I find another spot or two like that. I've never pulled the OEM sealant off unless it came loose.
I also check all the roof jacks and fixtures for cracks especially plastic types.
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@rbleau6885, lol, it was some Joe at the dealership. He seemed legit. Just glad I asked first.
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@JIMNLIN, thanks for the info.. Good stuff..
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So is it safe to say that a rhino liner of some sort is a bad idea to put on the roof?
Yes, bad idea.
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@rbleau6885, lol, it was some Joe at the dealership. He seemed legit. Just glad I asked first.


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To protect your trailer new roof warranty I wouldn't add anything up there that will void that warranty.



My present trailer has never leaked as I do a twice a year roof check on my '97 30' trailers roof. The first time I had to add a bit of Dicor was in '05 to a 6" long hairline crack in the lap sealant on the back where the rear cap ties to the roof membrane.

Since then about every 3-5 years I find another spot or two like that. I've never pulled the OEM sealant off unless it came loose.

I also check all the roof jacks and fixtures for cracks especially plastic types.


Lol. Wash roof with dicor rubber cleaner and when it drys use the dicor roof protectant and check all lap sealant for cracks I do mine roof once a month and like This guy who takes care of his things you'll have a 15 year old TT with no water damage and probably in great shape to. So many people with 3-5 year old units with water damage of bad up keep. Even when new u can get a cracks/gaps in sealants from flexing when I bought my TT new I went over all caulking and check frequently
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