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Old 02-01-2021, 11:07 AM   #1
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1998 American Dream roof

Hello folks. I am looking for any information regarding resealing the roof on my recently acquired American Dream. I have begun ordering new roof top caps and ac shrouds so that when I am done with roof I will put all new caps on and covers on.
I am researching a variety of "rubber roof" products and was hoping someone has done this job on this type of coach before.
Thank you for any and all information that you might provide.
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:29 PM   #2
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Is it a fiberglass roof? My 1999 Eagle is.....all thats ever been done to mine is add some sealent around fans, TV antenna, shower skylight, well as a good cleaning with soap and water using a car wash brush
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:00 PM   #3
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My 97 Eagle is fiberglass also. I thought the dream's were as well.
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:01 PM   #4
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Thanks. If I’m reading correctly it is a epdm roof. I am looking at a few different brands, all of which claim to be “the best “.. however I have spent some time researching the “liquid roof” brand and it appears to be a worthy system. Pricey, but if it does what it says it will then I’m willing to spend the money and do the work.
Hoping someone may have had experience using it
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:49 AM   #5
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I'm in the process of doing my roof now. It was so bad that the edpm rubber was splitting from age.

Using a product call Rexoseal. It's a elastomeric coating that you can do yourself with a lifetime warranty.

"RV-Armor" wanted $6300 to do my roof, and it's basically the same product. Granted they do it for you but $$$.

I bought the Rexoseal DIY kit from Amazon for under $600. Really easy to apply and fast, 2-3 days time would do the job. Check them out
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Old 02-03-2021, 05:28 PM   #6
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The Dream had an EPDM rubber roof in those years. I couldn't find a 1998 Dream brochure to document that, but the 1999 Dream brochure shows a rubber roof on both text and a roof layer diagram. The Dream went to a fiberglass roof in the 2000 model year.

Fleetwood used EPDM membranes from Alpha Systems rather than Dicor, so make sure whatever you use is compatible with Alpha products. Several of the most popular products require a primer if coated over an Alpha membrane.

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Old 02-09-2021, 08:49 PM   #7
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We bit the bullet and had RV Armor redo our rubber roof 3 years ago and we couldn't be happier. Lifetime transferable warranty and I only have to get up there once a year to wash to roof off. It's a bit pricey but well worth it.
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