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Old 10-25-2014, 03:01 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by mustang652 View Post
I've had all three, aluminum, rubber membrane and fiberglass roofs over the years and definitely prefer the fiberglass. Have had to repair small tree branch damage to to both the aluminum and rubber. Fiberglass no so easily damaged. Wash it twice a year and wax it once a year.
Everything he said verbatim.


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Old 10-25-2014, 05:10 PM   #16
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Our 20 yr old fiberglass is holding up just fine..... Easy to walk on too when you are up there inspecting things....

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Old 10-25-2014, 05:41 PM   #17
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Our 1999 DS had the rubber roof. It spent some time outside and under trees. You couldn't get the tree, sap, leaf marks off and it just looked bad. I think the WBGO fiberglass roof will be easier to keep clean and last every bit as long or longer than the rubber.

I've been impressed with WBGO so far. We toured the factory and liked what we saw. At some point they switched to fiberglass so they must know what they are doing.

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Old 10-27-2014, 12:12 PM   #18
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thank you to all who responded. There is so much to consider when purchasing whether its new or used, you have helped me to understand the pricing of certain units a little better, and anything that assists with that picture become a little clearer is a great help.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:05 PM   #19
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Good luck in finding your Gem!

We bought an older (1996) Class C last year. The owner was proud of the RV and had done his best to make it nicer than he found it. It had a new roof, awning and maybe best of all a 600 dollar mattress on the queen bed. All that for $9500.

I recently scrubbed and cleaned the roof and then resealed with Dicor. It looks like it should last for quite a while. It's stored outside.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:31 AM   #20
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Another vote for fibreglass
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:42 AM   #21
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Owned a Class C with a rubber roof, it lasted the 12 years we owned the coach. I washed this ~2 times a year and applied Armour All as per manufacturers recommendation. Even doing that it did age and now doubt would need replacement eventually.

Currently own a Class A with fiberglass roof, which is much more robust although it does oxidize. I had been washing but not treating with anything. This year I washed and then applied Zep Commercial Floor Wax, really looks good.

Fiberglass is definitely the way to go.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:02 AM   #22
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Fiberglas for sure.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:19 AM   #23
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I just had an accident in May of this year, awning torn off by 60 mph gusts, flipped up and the arms punched holes in the rubber roof. 10,000 later (after replacing satellite and awning as well) I have a new rubber roof.

I don't have the choice since my coach is rubber, but I believe if I did have a choice I'd prefer a fiberglass roof. My dear friends have one and don't have to worry about it wearing out or down, they keep a coat of Mop N Glo on it once a year and don't have issues with all the streaks that seems to come from a rubber roof.

That being said, since I had CW install the roof, it has a lifetime warranty as long as I have the roof cleaned and conditioned annually at CW, which is about a 200.00 annual maintenance fee, well worth it!

I looked seriously into the rhino lining roof before I replaced the rubber roof, and would have loved to put that on, but couldn't find the time to investigate where to take it and not enough security I felt on the warranties out there. This rubber roof has a 12 year manufacturer's warranty and Camping World (CW) like I said guarantees it for life as long as the annual maintenance is performed....
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