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Old 07-23-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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Need opinions on roof "issue"

Hey all... the reason I put the word "issue" in quotes is that, well I'm not really sure if it IS quite an issue. I know you've probably all seen thousands of posts on roof leaks and whatnot, so I'll try to give a quick rundown. My lady and I are moving into our 25' 1979 Itasca Sundancer in one week. We are moving into an RV park for several months to pack money away before we hit the road. This is my first RV, but I am very mechanically adept. I was removing a hornets nest in my range hood vent today and realized that on the roof, the sheet metal had lifted above the joists causing sort of a risen grid pattern. However, aside from above the bathroom where the vent had lost its lid, the roof, cabinets, and all that seem to be very solid. I peeled out all of the wallpaper when we first bought it to look for water stains. None. I also discovered that we have foam board type insulation which might be a good thing. The roof has been 'resealed' in the form of blobs of silicone, and i have purchased some Eternabond, but it says (like everything else) that its doesnt stick to silicone. What do I do here? Do i peel up all of the silicone and reseal with rubber then Eternabond? Peel silicone then only Eternabond?? Eternabond over the silicone and hope it works?? Or just leave it? Also, is performing maintenance in an RV park frowned upon? Thanks.

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Old 07-23-2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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With the metal roof it will rise up some even like a wave pattern and seem loose when walked on, if it's not leaking thats great. The silcone that something I don't like and will not use it, if mine I would clean it off and put some RV proflex it sticks to anything and will not fall off. As for doing work in he park if your living there just ask the owners a lot of people do work on there units in the park what do they expect you to do go outside the gate and work on it

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Old 07-26-2012, 02:54 AM   #3
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Yeah haha that kind of what I was thinking. I agree about silicone from everything I'm reading there's nothing that will even really stick to it. I finished scraping all of the silicone this morning, tomorrow I'm going to try a narrow strip of rubberized roof sealant, then when that dries I'm going to use a wider strip of Eternabond tape to finish it off.. we'll see how that does i guess..
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