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Old 10-09-2019, 05:41 PM   #1
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TPO Roof Replacement --- Fleece-backed vs Smooth

Hey Everyone,

I am about to replace the roof on my 1997 Bounder 34J. I have decided to go with 60 mil white TPO because I like the heat-welding and durability.

I have a question though... smooth-backed vs. fleece-backed?

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Old 11-09-2019, 08:56 PM   #2
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Roof

If I had to replace my tpo roof. It would never be with another tpo. There is a spray on rubber roof that is guaranteed for the life of the coach. And its transferable as its
Stays with the coach.
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Crazy Expensive...

Thanks for the reply...

I have really run this dog into the dirt... I am choosing TPO because I can save thousands of dollars by doing it myself. I used to be a mechanic, carpenter, roofer, and even a 6-G-R certified welder.

I am pretty handy and figure I can reroof my 1997 Bounder for about $1000 in materials, doing the work myself. I already have the tools I need, even a pneumatic riveter.

I can't logically pay someone 3-4K to do what I can do, just a little more slowly.

I like how TPO can be 'welded' and have already played with the stuff. It is amazing and I already have ideas for upgrades and plywood-footed solar panel mounts.

I was just looking for tech advice on the backing. My gut tells me to go with fleeced-back for adhesion.
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I never knew there was a fleece backed TPO. At least not for RVs. I found the link below to be helpful understanding why to use a fleece backed product. Not sure I'd bother with it if totally removing the old roof covering and all the things mounted on it. Let us know how things go when you put the new roof on.
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I think the fleece backed may be more problematic to glue. I replaced our TPO with EPDM and the contact cement had to be placed on both surfaces. Rolling it on the fleece???
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Thanks for the reply...

I have really run this dog into the dirt... I am choosing TPO because I can save thousands of dollars by doing it myself. I used to be a mechanic, carpenter, roofer, and even a 6-G-R certified welder.

I am pretty handy and figure I can reroof my 1997 Bounder for about $1000 in materials, doing the work myself. I already have the tools I need, even a pneumatic riveter.

I can't logically pay someone 3-4K to do what I can do, just a little more slowly.

I like how TPO can be 'welded' and have already played with the stuff. It is amazing and I already have ideas for upgrades and plywood-footed solar panel mounts.

I was just looking for tech advice on the backing. My gut tells me to go with fleeced-back for adhesion.
I unfortunately tore a small section of my roof on my '08 Fleetwood Class A. It is fleece backed TPO FYI. I didn't know about the welding of TPO. I'll have to look into that.
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