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Old 09-05-2014, 11:40 PM   #1
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The Roof Job

Today I went and purchased some big things and some not so big things.

5 gal liquid roof
3 tubes Lap sealant
1 AC gasket
1 Fridge vent cover
1 tank vent cover
1 deep cycle batt
1 engine batt
2 pkgs cabinet hardware
1 squeegee w long pole
1 scrubbing brush
1 fridge burner w/ orifice
5 qts engine oil and 1 filter
3 qts Generator oil and 1 filter
4 Generator Spark Plugs

Anyone guess what Ill be doing next weekend ?

The local RV dealer looked at my roof and suggested that I go around the roof edges and other seems like the vents with a brush and a Gal of liquid roof. I just figured if the some of the roof needs a touch-up, I better just do it all

I have watched a few videos on the correct application of liquid roof, Anyone have any other tips or personal suggestions for a first timer?

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Old 09-06-2014, 12:11 AM   #2
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Rolls of Wide (3 inch) BLUE painters masking tape, rubber gloves, disposable coveralls, disposable shoe covers, paper dust masks, acetone for cleaning, clean rags, new screws and putty tape for installation of vent covers, baking soda to clean battery trays/compartment.

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Old 09-07-2014, 06:32 PM   #3
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I think a six pack of your favorite drink, mine is root beer, would be a good addition to your list. You are to be commended for tackling these maintenance issues because this will save you headaches in the future.
You may want to slowly set aside some money to replace the roof if you plan on keeping the rig long term. This type of repair is usually just postponing the inevitable roof job.
Good luck!
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:29 PM   #4
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Well, again, thank you for your replies and support.

There had been few small areas where the roof WAS leaking. The previous owner informed me that during the last winter, some water had found its way in to a few small sealant cracks. When it got cold, the water froze and spread the cracks open. When the winter had ended, the ice melted and continued its way into the MH. It has not leaked since then. What I am now assuming is that those cracks had closed back again ( not spread open from the ice ) and now that it is Sept and the temps are going to fall again, I want this fixed to prevent any further water penetration. The damage had been minor and it is an easy fix NOW, I want to stop it in its tracks to prevent additional damage.

The guy at the local RV shop climbed up and looked at the roof for me, he suggested that I get a gallon of liquid roof to seal the cracks around the edges. Being the way that I am, I wanted to do the whole roof for peace of mind ( do it once and do it right ). So I ordered the 5 gal of LR and the AC gasket. Since I am doing that much, I should just go all the way and replace the fridge vent and the plumbing vent covers too.

Its old but, its in great condition. Since I got a good deal on it, I figured I could throw a few dollars into it to preserve it.

Thanks again..

If your interested in seeing what Im working with, here is a link to the pictures and there is one picture of the roof

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Old 09-07-2014, 10:39 PM   #5
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by the way, Im drinking Root beer now

But good point, My Yeti cooler will be full of Water, Gatoraid and soft drinks
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