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Old 10-07-2019, 06:06 PM   #1
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Roof material

We have a 2000 SeaView. We thought because the roof was white is was rubber, but it is noisy in the wind like a metal roof. Were told it is not rubber so assume metal. On the front passenger side we thought we had torn the roof on a branch, which maybe we did. Had the RV tech repair it - after my husband had with rubber roof repair - but it has popped back up. He says it is fiberglass and he doesn't know how to keep it stuck down since the tape doesn't hold. Is there a chance the roof is a rare fiberglass roof?
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Fiberglass roof is not rare. My 2001 dolphin is fiberglass.

Look for eternabond roof repair tape it will stick with out a doubt.

available from amazon and others https://www.amazon.com/s?k=eternabond+tape
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Fiberglass roof is not rare. My 2001 dolphin is fiberglass.

Look for eternabond roof repair tape it will stick with out a doubt.

available from amazon and others https://www.amazon.com/s?k=eternabond+tape
Nice to know. I mentioned rare because when I did a search it said it was the rarer of the three.

I think part of the problem is the location - the bottom of the tape has very little space to stick on the bottom because of the little gutter. Maybe if he doesn't try to flatten it down it may stick.
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By the looks of the area, you might have to do some remove and repair. You might have to cut out the effected area and patch in some new material. I would not go with some kind of tape repair
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This has been going on since about 2006 when it happened. I would like to just fill it with something that would not run out then tape over it to seal.
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My 2004 Dolphin roof is fiberglass too. They're generally pretty good, but some Winnebagos with fiberglass roofs had a problem with water ingress at the front cap. Water would get in there and weaken the plywood underneath and then a strong wind could catch an edge and rip the whole fiberglass roof off like a sardine can. Ask me how I know! Given that experience with my Winnebago Brave, I'm very conscious of keeping the seams sealed on my Dolphin.
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On my 06 Dolphin it is filson, a type of fiberglass. The problem is the rolled edge is just fiberglass so you get the smooth radius. Nothing behind it. Eternabond requires pressure to activate and get all tiny air bubbles out. From the factory that edge meets the exterior wall behind the gutter. So to fix properly the gutter will have to be pulled back/removed and roof fastened down and sealed then gutter put back.
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