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Cajun Bill

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Did a forum search and found some info, but I am looking for more current info. Have finally decided that I need to provide some type of cover for my fiver. I've had it for about four years (bought it used) and love it, but the rubber roof is starting to chalk and turn black and, worst of all, starting to leak around the skylights, vents, etc. I park it on concrete, but with no cover. I had a couple of leaks fixed last year and that was okay, but now I have more leaks and I'm starting to find soft spots in different areas. I've found a reputable RV place that will coat the roof area, after fixing the soft spots with plywood replacement, with an liquid roofing material that appears to be really good stuff, but if I do that, I want to protect it further. I looked into the possibility of having a structure built but that was cost prohibitive so I'm looking into buying a "universal" cover that I know will probably only last 2=3 years. Any recommendations as to manufacturer?

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All you need is a cover that "breaths" and fits.
Tie it down so it will not stroke the trailer when it is windy.


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Bill, if you are going to have your roof coated with EPDM material, you should end up with a "like new" roof. FWIW, our trailer is 14 years old, we fulltime, so no cover and roof appears to be ok for another couple of years.
I will do the coating routine later this year, but not because of leaks, etc.

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Found this at Wallyworld. Looks like a good one and has a four year warranty. Anyone have experience with this brand?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Classic-Accessories-PermaPro-5th-Wheel-Cover/21295392?findingMethod=RecommendationmecentlyViewedItems

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We had a cover built last april.Cost 3.000 dollars,best money we have spent on the rv.


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I googled RV cover 2 years ago. I bought the cheapest one I could
with the 5 year warranty. Most come with a 3 or 5 year. Ours came from California and I am very happy with it. Don't remember the name of
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Had the dealer through in the Adco RV Designer Cover and like it's performance so far. Has weathered New England snow, rain, ice and wind with no problems and the strap system works well. We have the zippers at the door so we can still go in/out of the rig as needed.




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Just put my fiver in the "hospital" to get the roof resurfaced. Not a new rubber roof, but a coating with what appears to be a very good product from what I can tell. Hoping that with that and a cover to keep the sun off it, this will last a few more years until I have to get a new rubber roof. The repair shop will also repair a few soft spots, lift the ac off the roof and coat under it and put a new gasket. Here's my question, does anyone know what the factory uses to seal vents, skylights,, etc. The Dicor, which I have been told is the best to use, eventually contracts and expands and eventually develops cracks, but the "gray stuff" that comes from the factory appears to be very sturdy even after all these years. Even the repair shop doesn't know what that product is? I've tried Eternabond, Dicor, etc., but nothing seems to last. Just wondering if the factory product can be purchased at retail somewhere?

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