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Old 09-20-2006, 08:25 PM   #1
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Last week going to Colorado we went through some very strong cross winds in excess of 50mph gust in the open fields of Minnesota. We have a foot Hi-LO so we we were ok, but did slow down. The only other fellow rvs we saw were fifth wheels and not once but 3 times we saw rubber roofs seperating from these units. One was almost like a sail extending 3 -5 feet above the unit. I wanted some how let them know but they were in the opposing lane.

I notice our Hi-Lo has a metal roof. Is this that much more for such large rigs? Is this a common problem for this type of roof?
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Last week going to Colorado we went through some very strong cross winds in excess of 50mph gust in the open fields of Minnesota. We have a foot Hi-LO so we we were ok, but did slow down. The only other fellow rvs we saw were fifth wheels and not once but 3 times we saw rubber roofs seperating from these units. One was almost like a sail extending 3 -5 feet above the unit. I wanted some how let them know but they were in the opposing lane.

I notice our Hi-Lo has a metal roof. Is this that much more for such large rigs? Is this a common problem for this type of roof?
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Could it be possible it was their awning? High winds combined with road speed has been known to cause one to unroll and flop about. I've never heard of a rubber roof coming loose but I suppose it could happen.

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If the rubber roof is not glued down properly they can bellow up; similar to a convertible from the air pressure entureing the coach. Usually it is not the whole roof but a section that this has happend to. A better roof is fiberglass.
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