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Old 05-12-2020, 10:09 PM   #1
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So we recently got an older toyhauler that has some type of membrane roof with a couple of patches of what appears to be some thick rubber type material. One of the patches has come about a third of the way off and some of the fabric roof is torn. No visible issues inside to show leaking. I am wanting to repair the roof the best way possible but I am new to RVs and don't know which direction to go. Does anybody have any advice for me? Thanks
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Old 05-12-2020, 10:31 PM   #2
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Sounds like 'Eternabond Tape' was used to repair/seal roof

It can be removed..........but I would only remove the section that has come loose then re-do it with NEW Eternabond Tape AFTER throughly cleaning area

How to remove:
https://www.rvwithtito.com/articles/...ernabond-tape/




Comes in rolls.......different widths/lengths and is a bit pricey BUT when properly applied it SEALS
https://www.homedepot.com/b/Eternabond/N-5yc1vZoub






It would help if you would post Year/Model of toyhauler for better responses to issue
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Old 05-13-2020, 07:03 AM   #3
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What year is your toy hauler.


A rubber type roof does essentially age out but can be replaced. You can buy kits if you are a DIY'er or you can have it done. Doing it yourself can save $$$$.


I use to own a Class C and did annual cleaning and maintenance. The manufacturer recommended used spic and span to clean and then armour all to treat. Check to see what yours requires.
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It's not a huge tech challenge to patch or replace a section, using a roof tape like Eternabond, RV roof lap sealant, and/or new roof membrane. Even re-covering an entire roof isn't tough technically, though there is plenty of labor involved.


If only a small section is bad, you can glue down the edges of the tear and cover the gap with either self-leveling lap sealant (Dicor SW501 is almost the universal choice) or a rubber roof tape (Eternabond,DiSeal, etc). If a larger section, it's probably better to cut out the damaged section and glue down a new piece of membrane (EPDM or TPO) and seal the edges with lap sealant or tape.


If the roof membrane is getting toward end-of-life, say 20 years, it may be time to strip it all off and lay down new membrane. But if it's still sound, it can be coated with a liquid EPDM rubber that should give another 5-10 years of safe use. See roof coating products such as Liquid Roof, Kool Seal RV, or Henry's Tropi-Cool.
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The trailer is a 26' 2004 rampage by Skyline so it sounds like I should look into a new roof system. I will try to patch for now and see if I can figure out where to get the new membrane and if I am brave enough to tackle it myself.
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30ft kit for ~$550
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Yeah the wife found that this morning. My friend at the RV shop said it takes 2 guys 8 hours to do. I figure since I am totally inexperienced at it it should only take the wife and I about 40 hours.
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It's not a huge thing, but you should determine if the roof is TPO or EPDM. Some products are suitable for both, some are specific.

TPO is all one color top and bottom. EPDM will have a black bottom and white layer on top.

Easy repair, but figuring to replace it is probably a good choice. It's near the end of its life span at 16 years, more so if it wasn't cared for. The roof is the only thing between mold and wet rot of your trailer.

Grunt labor and good prep work are needed if replaced. The hard part is the molding along the drip edge has to be removed so you can over-lap the edges. Lots of videos show this process.

Good luck and enjoy the results when your done.
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Well I used what sounds like the EPDM and self leveling caulking to do the repair. It seems to be a good repair and should be water tight I would like to do a whole new roof but I am not sure how feasible it is to do or pay to do. Sounds very difficult and time consuming and very very expensive at the local shop. Since it doesn't rain here very often I am going to try a water test and see if I can find any leaks.
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When you say it's a rubber-like material it makes me think of liquid rubber like FlexSeal.
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So we recently got an older toyhauler that has some type of membrane roof with a couple of patches of what appears to be some thick rubber type material. One of the patches has come about a third of the way off and some of the fabric roof is torn. No visible issues inside to show leaking. I am wanting to repair the roof the best way possible but I am new to RVs and don't know which direction to go. Does anybody have any advice for me? Thanks
How old is the toy hauler?
How long do you plan on keeping it?
If you plan on keeping it for a looong time check this out:
https://denton.rvroof.com/
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