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Old 09-05-2016, 01:41 PM   #1
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Now I have a roof problem

Just found this hole on rail of roof. Is there any easy fix or is this a big repair? We full time. This is on a 06 Winnebago Adventurer.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:49 PM   #2
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Is this a Fiberglass roof or EDPM? Either way, it can be repaired but the procedure for each is very different.
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Eteranbond tape for now just to keep water out. Winnebago is a fiberglass roof, and Eternabond might just work as a permanent fix.
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:31 PM   #4
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Eternabond tape will stop leaking

I had three 1" holes in my roof of an older Bounder from a mini Twisters. Pine branchs fell from the tree. I put 4" piece over each after cleaning with a good cleaner and never had water again..
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I have a similar hole in my rubber roof, though in a less noticeable spot - it can't be seen from the ground. Eternabond tape is doing a good job of keeping the water out. 24 hours in a tropical storm last week and it's dry as a bone inside. You may or may not want to use it as a permanent fix, but it's quick and easy and will keep things dry until you decide what you really want to do with it.
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I'd use fiberglass to fix it since you can see it from the ground,
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You have some choices for potentail fixes available.

1. Grind the gel coat and add more fiberglass feathering it in with some resin on top to finish it out

2. Fill in with resin only

3. Fill in with epoxy

4. Eternabpnd tape

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I would clean the area good with Acetone and put a patch of 4" EternaBond tape on it! You need to put a thin bead of Dicor sealant around the edges of the tape also!
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That looks more like not fiberglass.

If it is fiberglass some bond can be mixed up and spread into the hole then smoothed over.

It cures quickly and about the right color.

Smallest can would do this with 99 % left for other things.
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You have some choices for potentail fixes available.

1. Grind the gel coat and add more fiberglass feathering it in with some resin on top to finish it out


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Used to own a Winnie and my buddy just lost the roof off his driving in high winds. The fiberglass roof is extremely thin (think like thick paper) and at the edge crown there's not much supporting it. If you go after it with a grinder it will disappear in very short order. A good shop experienced in fiberglass roof repair can fix it although it probably will be expensive. It's not something I would attempt as a home repair. The cheap, reliable home fix would be Eternabond.
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Just found this hole on rail of roof. Is there any easy fix or is this a big repair? We full time. This is on a 06 Winnebago Adventurer.
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Eteranbond tape for now just to keep water out. Winnebago is a fiberglass roof, and Eternabond might just work as a permanent fix.
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Eternabond tape WILL work as a permanent fix.

EternaBond RoofSeal WHITE Repair Tape, 2 in. x 50 ft. Roll

(Some RV part stores sell it by the foot).

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Thanks for the info and shared knowledge. I temporarily put duck tape. I will put Eternabond tape on as soon as I get it. We are on Maine and it's not easy to get here.
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I would clean the area good with Acetone and put a patch of 4" EternaBond tape on it! You need to put a thin bead of Dicor sealant around the edges of the tape also!

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In addition to EternaBond, you may want to fill the hole with Dicor sealant, then apply tape. The sealant will help support the tape by bridging the gap. Not to mention it will double your protection from water intrusion.
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