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Old 04-15-2021, 11:26 AM   #1
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2004 Bounder - TPO Roof Toast?

Hey guys

I have a 2004 Fleetwood Bounder 36S on a Workhorse W22 with what I believe is a TPO roof because it has texture and felt backing.

After cleaning the roof this week, I noticed I have many tiny tears in the roof exposing what appears to be a black layer? Each tear about the size of a grain of sand. Wondering if this is all the way through the membrane or if there is another layer. Is this just how these roofs age?

If so, what do you think would be the best solution? Trying to keep the motorhome as it has been almost completely trouble free.

Guessing my 2 options are recoat or replace the membrane. Anyone gone through this with their Fleetwood roof?

Here are some pictures of what I am talking about. These are definitely not mold spots (I am hopelessly nearsighted and looked at them without my glasses) Last pic is a section near the front cap where there are no tears - weird.

Thanks so much!!!
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Old 04-15-2021, 01:11 PM   #2
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With the roof now 17 years old, it is pretty normal for it to be aging as most of those are warrantied for 10 - 14 years. I can't really tell much from the pictures, but suspect that it is time to consider either a roof coating or a replacement. I think that if it were me I ould look into one of the coatings that are supposed to last the life of the RV.
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Old 04-15-2021, 02:57 PM   #3
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Old 05-13-2021, 08:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses guys! I coated the roof with 3 coats of rust oleum elastomeric roof coating - what a great product for the price. Filled all my little microtears and looks excellent. Would definitely recommend the product. I used 3 gallons at 20 dollars each.

Here is what it looks like! Glad I did not have to replace the membrane (for now)
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If and when the time comes, in Florida and Texas you can get a spray on FlexArmorroof with a life time warranty.
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