Hello My Fellow Rv'ers,
Thanks so much for all the "Welcome" messages from each of the moderators and I'm very lucky to have found this forum & to become a Member!
I've used multiple forums, in the past, for several of my other life activities and I'm a committed ***contributor*** not just a consumer!
I'm looking forward to beginning the roof re-seal project on my "new but used" 1996 Fleetwood Bounder Motorhome that I drove home to Kansas City from Miami, FL a little more than 2 x weeks ago.
As per my original post, I've gone ahead and attached four (4) additional pictures of the roof after I had it power-washed/cleaned at an Truck Wash just south of the St. Louis area (on the drive home).
So, as a starting point, at least it's been professionally cleaned and all of the gunk/dirt/etc of the last many years has been cleaned off to start the project.
And, at this point in my research on how best to approach & do this project and after watching MANY "roof re-seal" videos on YouTube, I'm posting this question to the iRV2 forum for ***anyone*** who has re-sealed their "older RV" roof and has approached it with the thought process of making it the LAST time you have to do it!
I've found & read a couple posts from experienced RV'ers who have utilized METAL roofing sheets to eliminate having to re-seal a roof, every 3 to 5 years, with another layer of "Liquid Roof" (whatever elastometric roof coating product you choose to use).
At this stage, I've gone ahead and already purchased the primer & elastometric roof coating to simply re-seal the roof, in that basic fashion, but I'm trying to reach out to the iRV2 community for anyone who's approached it in a ***more*** robust fashion - i.e. metal roof sheets or similar.
And, on that note, after watching several additional videos on YouTube about "metal roof installation", I actually came across another metal-esque product that I think might be even BETTER & EASIER to install......aka Peel & Seal Aluminum Roofing Adhesive Membrane.
Here's a direct link to what appears to be one of main sellers of this product, online:
MFM Peel & SealŪ - Aluminum - Roofing Membranes 50036 : MFM Cart
So, again, to anyone who comes across this post within the next week or so, ANY experiences, opinions, etc on this question would be GREATLY appreciated and thanks in advance for any help provided!
Lastly, as a final added question & piece of information, while the coach's roof was being power-washed at the Truck Wash, I stayed inside of it to SEE where any water might be coming into the interior of the coach and I am VERY glad I did!
I can confirm that there are two (2) fairly major leaks in the mid-driver's side of the coach and, in the rear, inbetween the skylight at the mid-roof vent.....so, I ***know*** I need to re-seal the roof in a robust way (first) and will probably need to pull back some of the EPDM roof sheeting to identify what roof/wood rot has occurred.....which, if found, I'm considering just hardening using PENETRATING EPOXY sealer (too expensive to replace all the wood, up there....it's a 37-ft long coach!).
I'm researching the penetrating epoxy stuff, now, and here's a link to one of the most well-known manufacturers of this product:
Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer
Thanks to everyone for any help you can provide and I'll be taking pictures for the forum on the final installation after I've decided how best to approach it with the best results in the most cost-effective method!!!
Thanks Everybody & Back to You Soon!