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Old 05-17-2022, 10:51 AM   #1
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We have a 2009 35H Bounder that we have now owned for 2 years. It became apparent last year that there was a soft spot on the drivers side of the forward AC. The first thing I noticed was that the membrane was separated from the roof itself. As fall approached I began to look at what could be done. A couple local RV techs were somewhat willing to do the job for what seemed like a phenominal amount of money. I pondered since even a new roof was going to require semi annual maintenance that I was used to doing. Through a friend who had a roof replacement I was introduced to a different method that has a lifetime warranty and requires no semi annual sealing of cracks, edges and around all of the equipment on the roof.

Last fall I contacted a company that does Flex Armor. Yesterday we finally brought it in to the closest facility and the fun begins. I won't quote a price since each job can be different. I believe there is a minimum charge of $3950 but don't quote me on that. I can't find that info again.

I will post picture as I receive them from the company. First three pics are looking forward. As you can see the front AC either leaked within or rain water found its way in. More to come.
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:23 PM   #2
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If memory serves me right, I remember someone got a Flexarmor roof and the cost was $175 dollars a foot, but that's been a few years back. It seems people are really happy with them and I think the warranty is really good.
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I think it depends on how much work is required to repair the roof structure prior to actually putting on the roof. They also replace all vents including the shower sun roof. I do know of one with a fifth wheel that had it done and the cost was much lower than $175/ft. It did not have any damage under the old roof. They did say it help a lot with the Texas summer heat.
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Old 05-18-2022, 09:17 AM   #4
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Day two and this is what the company had to say about the progress.

"Almost finished prepping this Fleetwood Bounder for its new FlexArmor roof. Found some hidden damage in the middle of the roof as well as around the skylight dome. The old skylight was cracked in many places and could not be salvaged even though we were spraying over the dome. Since we are pack rats and save anything that can be repurposed, we had an exact replacement to use so as to save this customer some money."
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We were initially told that it could be next week before it would be completed. Just got notice that it'll be done tomorrow morning. Far ahead of the schedule we had thought.
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Haven't seen it in person yet but from the photos it looks like everything we expected but done sooner. Will be picking it up tomorrow and heading home with it.
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Looks great. We had our fifth wheel roof done recently at the Green Cove Springs location and are very happy with the job they did.
I especially like the idea of not having to check seams and recaulk a couple times per year.
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Ours was done in Plainville Mass. I knew I had a soft spot near the front AC and I wanted to get it taken care of before it intruded the interior. Our initial quote was done via email. I knew then that we would need 2 sheets of the wood underlayment. When we got it down there for a true visual inspection Jim determined that it was gonna need at least 4 and maybe a 5th. They did find more bad material so we ended up replacing 5 sections of the roofing. Like everyone else that has had this process done, I am totally looking forward to never having to do any caulking again. Maybe I'll never go on the roof again !!
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I do like how its basically a sealed roof now down to the gutters. Is white the only color? Tan would have been nice as it extends down the sides a little.

If they would build a simple 3/4" thick frame where the A/C gasket sits (as well as for rear supports) and sprayed the roofing over it (in a sense raising the A/C up off the roof) that would be the icing on the cake. I could see that almost making the foam gasket area leaks a thing of the past, and so simple and cheap to do.

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What my dealer offered was to color the edges. He also suggested that my particular color would be a tough match so we elected to pass on it. When we picked it up I discussed with him some questions I had. Because you had mentioned the color I asked about doing it myself with some rattle cans. In the past I have had good luck having a local parts place mix up perfect matches of different paints. Jim said no and told me what to use instead of the rattle cans. At some point this summer I will likely do it. I have found a color swatch that appears to match but I want to have a few people look at it and see what they think.

Beyond that the roof looks vey nice. Rain is expected today and tomorrow so it'll get the ultimate test, not that Iím worried. Iím quite satisfied with all the communications that I had with them over the previous 6-7 months. The crew did a fine job and to this point If you need a roof replacement I highly recommend this process. To install a new rubber/EDPM roof was going to cost about $3000 more as quoted by a local mobile tech. FlexArmor has a lifetime warranty. Pretty sure no mobile RV tech is gonna offer that.

There are several location throughout the country so if youíre in need of roof repair .... check them out.
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I do like how its basically a sealed roof now down to the gutters. Is white the only color? Tan would have been nice as it extends down the sides a little.

If they would build a simple 3/4" thick frame where the A/C gasket sits (as well as for rear supports) and sprayed the roofing over it (in a sense raising the A/C up off the roof) that would be the icing on the cake. I could see that almost making the foam gasket area leaks a thing of the past, and so simple and cheap to do.

Good job
In regard to the color, we had the option of a custom color on the sides which we decided to do. For our 36í it was $250 extra.
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In regard to the color, we had the option of a custom color on the sides which we decided to do. For our 36í it was $250 extra.
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