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Old 05-11-2020, 04:32 PM   #1
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Rubber roof useful life

I'm going to pick up a 2000 Newmar tomorrow. I think it was stored inside most of its life, but I know rubber doesn't last forever.


I know there are many variables, but if there's a rule of thumb on rubber-roof life I'd be interested. I think replacement on a 40' runs about $5,000. I used gel-gloss regularly on my other rubber-roof rigs, and they were always in great shape.
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Pretty much answered your on question. Crawl up on the rig in question and take a look. Mine is 20 year old and in good shape. Inside storage and regular maintenance.
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There is a product I have used called Liquid Roof, it is a 2-part EPDM rubber. It can be used stand-alone as a roofing product (that's how I used it on my RV) or as a coating for existing EPDM rubber that is beginning to deteriorate.
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That Newmar probably has a BriteTEK roof.
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Old 05-12-2020, 09:42 AM   #5
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That Newmar probably has a BriteTEK roof.
Not on a 2000 model year. The gas models and most of the diesels, e.g. Dutch Star & Mountainaire, all had EPDM rubber roofs. Only the Londonaire luxury model had a fiberglass roof and none were Britek in that year (this per the 2000 Newmar brochures)




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I know there are many variables, but if there's a rule of thumb on rubber-roof life I'd be interested.
Too much depends on the environment is has been exposed to (sun, dirt, acid rain, etc) and the care. Not necessarily any roof treatments - just periodic washing and attention to the caulking. I'd guess that most last 18-20 years and 20-30 is not at all unusual. Most roof issues the sealing (caulking) of seams and openings, not the roof membrane itself.
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