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Old 11-21-2020, 03:05 PM   #1
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Was told this is the must-have RV site especially for new RV owners like us. We've been houseboat owners for 15 years and have always told everyone a houseboat is like an RV on pontoons. Well, now we can also say an RV is like a houseboat on wheels...many similarities from the floor up.

Having just acquired the 'family' RV from an Uncle, we are on a massive upward learning curve. Happy to see the various threads and am quite sure I'll be asking and posting as we get into this new chapter in life.
One initial question: I may need to have the roof re-done due to a few 'soft' spots and what appears to be 20 years of patching. No interior or headliner leaks are visible but still..... Has anyone undertaken this effort? Would be interested to understand what I may be getting into and what to watch for. I'll search the forums also but additionally, will be in contact with Newmar next week to get acquainted.
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Old 11-21-2020, 03:20 PM   #2
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Welcome to iRV2

Good to have you here with us.

Repairing a roof will depend on your skills. Browse the forums and you’ll find what others have done with roofing work

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Old 11-21-2020, 05:48 PM   #3
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! Go to the dark green search box in the upper right that says "Powered by Google" and type in "RV roof repairs". You'll find lots of information. Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

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Old 11-21-2020, 05:48 PM   #4
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You are correct is beginning with the roof repairs, nothing else matters if the roof structure is deteriorating. Next would be the walls, looking for bulges and soft spots.

I agree with Tony, use the google search box at the top of the page to search irv2.com for your subject matter or select the Google search button to search the entire internet.

My opinion, if I know the roof has soft spots I would remove the roof covering and closely inspect the plywood decking, replacing sections as necessary, IF I had a covered work area.
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Old 11-21-2020, 06:05 PM   #5
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:36 PM   #6
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Welcome to IRV2. Yup the two are pretty similar.
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:07 PM   #7
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There are different types of materials used on RV roofs. The first thing to find out is what type of roof you have. Once you know what type of roof you have you can do a search for repair methods and products.
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