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Old 05-25-2015, 07:45 PM   #1
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Rubber roof air bubble

I'm looking at buying a 2012 jayco flight and while inspecting the roof I noticed an air bubble about 4" rounds and 1" in height toward the front of the roof. i was able to move the bubble a bit from side to side and it appeared to not be punctured as the air stayed inside the bubble and I wasn't able to flatten it. I'm just wondering if this is some sort of manufacturer air? or somehow moisture of air has gotten in somewhere and caused this bubble? any ideas on what would cause this? The roof seems fine around the bubble inside and out and does not feel soft
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:29 PM   #2
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While having an air bubble is not necessarily problematic, it isn't desirable. When I was redoing my roof, I saw that I had several air bubbles a short time after installation. Fearing I had done something wrong I sought out help at a local rv dealer. What i was told is that it is quite normal for the adhesive to out gas, but that I shouldn't worry as it would be repairable by waiting a few days and re-rolling the surface. That worked well in my case, but there is probably a short time window where it will stick again be re-rolling. Now if it was a large area then I would be concerned.
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:58 PM   #3
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You can passup the MH or have the owner fix the bubbles. Most ar not a big problem, puncture them, let the air out, inject some glue, put weight on it so it adheres to the roof and then paint over with some rubber sealer
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Dicor FAQ page: Please do not puncture the air bubbles
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.... puncture them, let the air out, inject some glue, put weight on it so it adheres to the roof and then paint over with some rubber sealer
Nooooooo! Never puncture a good roof because of a bubble!

Just leave it alone if found years after manufacture.

More stress is created to the roof membrane by performing the puncture and glue procedure. That is precisely where the next crack will appear, right over the glued area because of the lack of flexibility introduced!
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oh come on!! i had to open my roof 3 years ago to repair something. Just put it back down with glue, taped the cut with eternal and put 3 coats of dicor on it. It has been fine. Lea e the bubble there and you may tear it while wlking and never see it then water gets in
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I personally would just leave the bubble alone and not worry about it. The only concern I'd have is being sure not to step on it while I'm on the roof.
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oh come on!! i had to open my roof 3 years ago to repair something. Just put it back down with glue, taped the cut with eternal and put 3 coats of dicor on it. It has been fine. Lea e the bubble there and you may tear it while wlking and never see it then water gets in
You are describing an entirely different scenario than puncturing a normal bubble.
To the OP, it's up to you to decide who knows best.
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