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Old 03-26-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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2001 Dolphin roof material

We are looking at a 2001 Dolphin but are unsure what roofing material was used during that model year. The NRV Documentation I have states "Steel Framed Crowned Laminated Roof". Does that mean rubber or fiberglass? The 2001 Tropi-Cal (Per brochure) states "Steel Framed Crowned Fiberglass Laminated Roof". I haven't physically looked at this particular coach and the sellers don't know for sure.

Did NRV use both that year???

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Old 03-26-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
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By the 01 model year NRV went to all fiberglass covered roofs. However some of the prior year parts were used to depletion. I had a 01 surfside trimmed on the outside but the inside was trimmed out as a seaview with all the upgrades.
All the roofs are laminated construction just different top covering. If you take a look at the material you will be able to tell if it fiberglass or rubber.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:00 AM   #3
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My 01 Tradewinds has a "Bright Tec" roof. No laps or seams, hard surface not rubbery but I've been told it's not fiberglass.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:14 AM   #4
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Best to climb up and take a look for yourself. If it isn't fiberglass it will probably be Brite-Tek which is what we have on our coach. It's a much easier material to take care of over the EDPM rubber roofs of the past. Good Luck!
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