Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-01-2014, 08:55 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 195
Rubber Roof ?

Need to repair a leak in the rubber roof above the drivers seat about 2 square feet. The caulking where the roof meets the fiberglass cap is shot. How hard is it to pull back the roof without damaging it?


Rich 1997 35' Dutch Star
jettyjock is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-01-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
GaryKD's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 11,772
Hi jettyjock,
I can not answer the question you ask. However, consider using the EternaBond product. It works as advertised. Once applied, forget about leaks for 10 years. Go to RV Leak Repair Tapes & Sealants | EternaBond and check it out.

2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 02:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
mwwade's Avatar
Freightliner Owners Club
Jayco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Elk City, Ok.
Posts: 278
Roof repair

Originally Posted by jettyjock View Post
Need to repair a leak in the rubber roof above the drivers seat about 2 square feet. The caulking where the roof meets the fiberglass cap is shot. How hard is it to pull back the roof without damaging it?

It's hard to guess what you are trying to fix without seeing it first hand. I just finished working on my rubber roof. I used Dicor sealent where the roof connects to the fiberglass cap. The sealent worked great. After putting it on it flows out to a smooth seal. I put it on using a back and forth pattern like running a bead welding, left to right.. I made the seal about 2 to 2 1/2 inches. It flows out to a nice seal. I also had a bubble in the corner of the roof. I wad told not to worry about it, but it knew it was there! I didn't want to cut the rubber roof to repair it, so I used a 60cc syringe and large needle to inject the water base sealent. This worked great. Be sure to remove all the old caulking, and clean area. Dicor also makes a tape that is good for roof repair..
mwwade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 03:42 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 16,432
The EPDM rubber sheet is (or should be) firmly glued down, so it is difficult to pull back. Just fix the leak spot and reseal the edge by the cap. Eternabond works well, but so does plain old Dicor lap sealant.
Gary Brinck
2004 American Tradition; 2014 Buick LaCRosse
Homebase in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Rubber Roof in DFW Area Lincolnboy2 Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 90 06-19-2015 10:42 AM
Rubber roof bland Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 2 04-20-2014 10:02 AM
Rubber roof covered with a white paint - should I do UV maintenance? Dave1194 Class A Motorhome Discussions 4 03-08-2014 06:33 AM
Rubber Roof Crazing ? RetiredHoser Class A Motorhome Discussions 1 01-07-2014 08:23 PM
Oh no Bubble in rubber roof rocky34 Class A Motorhome Discussions 5 08-06-2013 10:16 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.