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Old 07-24-2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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We just bought our first motorhome and I guess like the rest of the new people here, we are full of questions.
We bought a 1995 Couchman Leprechaun 29 foot on on a Ford chassis. It seems to be in really good overall condition with no surprises. When we had gone to look at the motorhome before we purchased it, I looked at the roof, both inside and out. No stains on the inside and no signs of leaking. The out side other then a few pine needles was fairly clean.
After we got home I put a ladder up to the roof so I could really get a look and I found that the roof has like a canvas type covering.
Is that typical ? What is the best way to treat this or do I have to treat it ?
I am not sure if this is something that I want/can to do myself.
The Onan generator will run a short time and then quits, after you let it cool down it will run maybe 5 more minutes and shuts down. I belive that to be a carberater issue of non use. I have run SeaFoaam thru it and still same thing Can anyone recommend a service place in the Charleston SC area ?
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:27 AM   #2
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The roof is rubber roofing and I guess it's dirty from what your saying did your fingers turn white when touched you can wash it with rubber roof cleaner. I use dawn dish soap and a scrub brush. Check the oil level in the gennie and make sure there is air flow going through it might be overheating.
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Howdy, glad to have you with us and hope you enjoy the site. I'm sure you'll find an answer to your generator issue. Have a great rving season.
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Thanks for reply. If i rubbed my fingers on the roof, they came away with a little bit of white. If I wash it down as ou say do I need to do any more to if ?
As far as the generator, yes there it a ton of infor here. I think there is a build up (gum) in the carb. I just picked up a can of SeaFoam in spray can and I am going to try that route.
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Just wash it down really good and see what it looks like if it has some age on it you might see some spots on it just as long as you don't see the black rubber under the white layer showing it should be fine or any cracking or splitting, wash and spray some rubber roof treatment on it.
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I don't have a rubber roof, but welcome to RVing.

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