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Old 04-09-2016, 09:20 AM   #1
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Smile RE: New Member / Metal Roof Install (any done this?)

Hello iRV2 Members!

What a ***Great*** forum & just joined up a few days ago and already working on my 1st RV project after purchasing my 1st RV, late last year!

I just drove the coach back from her original location in Miami, FL and she's an already customized (interior-wise) '96 Fleetwood Bounder 38ZW with a REAR-door!

I attached 2 x pics to this initial thread & will see if they attached correctly once this message posts.

I will also attach some pics of the roof which does need to be re-sealed (I knew this going into the purchase) and I'm considering using metal roof panels (installed, horizontally) in addition to re-sealing seams with Eternabond tape & paint it all, in the end, with the "rubber roof" material.

I've just read enough forum posts from experienced RV'ers who have made me think of the BEST way to do a full "roof re-seal" and using METAL ***in addition*** to rubber roof painted-on compounds seems like a BULLETPROOF combination.

Has anyone done this and, more specifically, how did you attach/affix the metal roofing panels to the existing roof to solidly secure them?

Thanks in advance for anyone's help & advice on this and I'll make sure to post several more pics of the roof & how I go about the re-seal project, over the next few weeks!


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Old 04-09-2016, 09:27 AM   #2
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Hi Russ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Sorry I can't help with your questions! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

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Old 04-09-2016, 09:29 AM   #3
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Sounds like a project. I have never seen this done, be sure to post some pictures as you progress. Good luck and safe travels.
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Old 04-10-2016, 01:44 PM   #5
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Exclamation RE: (2) Metal Roof Install (more pics) / Newbie Needs Help!!!

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!

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Oh, and, the "blue sections" you see in 2 x of the pictures were pieces of a blue tarp that were laid down & painted into the roof by the previous owner & his mechanic to prevent any further interior water damage due to the leaks mentioned, previously! Just wanted everyone to know that as I'm sure it would be a common question!

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