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Old 10-30-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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My 93 Winnebago Brave has a 1-piece rubberized (fiberglass) roof. It is not leaking presently. I know that nothing lasts forever, and I was wondering if anyone can tell me what I can do to extend its life, how I should go about repairing it when it finally does leak, and if anyone's successfully replaced one.

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My 93 Winnebago Brave has a 1-piece rubberized (fiberglass) roof. It is not leaking presently. I know that nothing lasts forever, and I was wondering if anyone can tell me what I can do to extend its life, how I should go about repairing it when it finally does leak, and if anyone's successfully replaced one.

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Old 10-30-2005, 05:36 PM   #3
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You either have a EPDM rubber roof , or a fibreglass -there is a difference. Don't confuse the two. Find ouit which you have, and go from there.
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:27 AM   #4
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The roof of a 93 Brave is almost certainly EDPM rubber rather than fiberglass. (EDPM is also called EPDM - its the same stuff.) There are numerous sources for rols of EDPM - it is used in commercial roofing as well as RVs. Any RV dealer should be able to get the EDPM and adhesives for you, but I suspect it would be much less expensive to find a source that does not have the term "RV" associated with it.

Try a Google search on EDPM and/or EPDM and you will find lots of sources. Here's one:

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Old 11-01-2005, 05:09 PM   #5
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Excellent, and thanks much for the info. Just trying to prepare for the inevitable. Sounds like adding RV to a product increases its price in the same way that "marine" increases the price of what should be (in some cases) common and automotive items. But I digress...

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In general if you can find the same product at a supplier other than an RV supply shop, it will cost less, similar to what you said about marine, although the word marine seems to add more to the cost than RV does.

A friend of mine went to the dealer to get a fresh water pump for his 28 foot boat. Was 145 bucks at the boat dealer, 59.95 at the RV shop for the same pump.

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Old 11-01-2005, 07:05 PM   #7
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I think your '93 Winnebago has a one piece fiberglass roof with a 10 year warranty. My old '94 did. If so you have no need to worry. Just inspect the caulked side, front and rear seams every 6 months and you'll be good to go.
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