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Old 09-11-2005, 05:00 PM   #1
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Folks I have a 2005 Four Winds 31P. The rubber roof has air pocket/bubble along one side and some in the field. I will take it back to dealer to fix but was wondering if anyone has had the same problem and if so what was the fix, repair/new roof/? What did the dealer/Mfg say? Would be interesting to hear before I go and see the dealer. Thanks.....Bill
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Folks I have a 2005 Four Winds 31P. The rubber roof has air pocket/bubble along one side and some in the field. I will take it back to dealer to fix but was wondering if anyone has had the same problem and if so what was the fix, repair/new roof/? What did the dealer/Mfg say? Would be interesting to hear before I go and see the dealer. Thanks.....Bill
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It is quite normal for there to be some fairly small bubbles in EDPM or rubber roofs. That is particularly true in areas where there has been caulking applied. It happens due to a slight reaction between the curing agents in the caulk and the roof material. A few small bubbles in other areas are not a serious problem. The key is, how big and how many? If they are no more than an inch or so, and mostly near areas with caulking, then it really is normal and not a lot that can be done to prevent it. On the other hand, if they are large and close together, then it does become an issue.

Repair is the problem. If the bubbles are near the edge, it isn't too hard to correct, but the new caulking will cause some new ones. If the bubbles are out in mid roof, far from any edges, about all that can be done is to remove the EDPM and re-roof.
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Kirk thanks for the info. The one bubble runs almost the entire length of the MH the others are a few inches in the field. My fear is when I take it in I'm afraid it is going to be nightmare getting them to take care of it.......Bill
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Bill, who is the mfg of your coach? You may be able to get them to repair or replace if it is still in warrranty. If they refuse then ask them to give to you in writing an extended warranty for the life of the unit. I have seen this done before. You can be the only judge as to how serious it may be as we cannot be theere to see it.
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I had a 2001 FOur Winds 31Z and I had the same problem, a two foot long bubble that only showed during the driving. As air swept up over the roof, it caused a slight vacum which allowed the bubble to come up, when stopped, everything laid flat. I took it to my dealer, Four Winds paid for the warranty repair no problem.The dealer opened up the edge of the roof and re-glued it, then laid it back down. It was a perfect repair and I never had any further problems with it. Four Winds stands behind their product, they will fix it right, you'll be satisfied, don't worry. I'd still have that MH if I didn't need more room. I would buy another Four Winds product without hesitation.

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