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RE: Roof leak and damage. Fix or forget?

congrats on selling. So, $16,000 to fix!!!? wow! Assume $60/hour shop rates, and $1,000 in parts. $15,000 divided by 60/hour is 250 man hours of labor that they quoted you to fix it. That's a little over 6 weeks of one guy working all day, every day (5 days/week full time) for the repair. I need to get into the RV repair business. I would fix in less than a week.... Shop rates, at least at that dealer are well beyond $60/hr. In fact I don’t know of any garage - auto, truck or RV that has rates that low. Everyone I have dealt with are $99/hr+. High end near $150/hr. The repair estimate from another dealer in 2013 or so was over $4000. Even that price today is greater than the trailer’s value. My plans now, as I emailed a dealer yesterday, is to wait. Clovid restrictions will relax more and eventually be gone. The current whirlwind of RV buying will mean plenty of used trailers for sale once people go back to their normal vacationing. Sales will drop and dealer inventories rise. There will be some good deals in the not to distant future for the patient. And without the often month’s wait to take delivery of today.
afinepoint 07/18/21 06:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Roof leak and damage. Fix or forget?

SOLD - cash
afinepoint 07/16/21 08:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Roof leak and damage. Fix or forget?

Don’t have the space. Listed it in Craigslist. Lots of interest.
afinepoint 07/12/21 02:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roof leak and damage. Fix or forget?

Sage thank you. Some of the screws that pin the metal strips to the membrane edge are rusted. I’ve read this is signs of water intrusion via those screws. Camping World supposedly walked the roof and sealed what was needed. Maybe not. PA I appreciate the thoughts.
afinepoint 07/10/21 08:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Roof leak and damage. Fix or forget?

Sagebrush the leak has been addressed by two RV dealerships. I had the top repaired years ago by one and Camping World in Ashland a couple of years ago. The damage continued to grow after each "repair ". I keep a cover on it replacing as the wind destroys the current. I agree with GDE that it's likely worst than it seems and I would expect a splintered mess once the membrane is peeled back. Wa8 thanks but there's no way I'd pull this halfway across the country if you did it for free. It's a local repair or not at all. When I listed it in the bike forum I did say reasonable offer. Track forums are great places to sell a toy hauler FYI. I also did a full disclosure. I'll give Craigslist a chance. I'm not prepared to buy at the moment as I'd want another much newer TH and am not ready to shell out $$$$$. Thanks for all of the great input. Reg
afinepoint 07/09/21 03:09pm General RVing Issues
Roof leak and damage. Fix or forget?

I’ve looked around the forums but can’t seem to find exactly what I need. We have a 2008 Adventure Manufacturing toy hauler with a roof soft spot of about 1’x1’ in a rear corner and corresponding swelling of garage vertical members directly below. A sunken soft spot has appeared in the floor. This leak was there when we bought it several years ago as I had the dealership replace the very same vertical member not knowing why it was so. Over the years the cancer has grown. A Camping World in Ashland, Va wanted $16k+ for repairs. In reality I think they didn’t want to deal with it and priced the job accordingly. This far above the trailer’s worth. Other than a tear in the linoleum and black tank level sensors everything else works. She looks nice inside and out. Question for the group is this trailer worth a DIY repair? Or let it go. I’ve had it for sell in a motorcycle track forum but no takers. We had hoped to find a Diyer but seems it’s not something people want to deal with. I consider myself an advanced handyman. I have done roof work, framing, major electrical household wiring - inspected and passed, gas water heater replacement, all manner of floor installation, plumbing, woodworking and major automotive repairs. I know mostly what I’d be getting into - rotted roof plywood, rotted rafters, possible wall structural member replacement, flooring repairs. Removal of all roof fixtures, membrane replacement, unplanned “surprises “. What do you guys think? And yes If she was 100% we would definitely be camping. Reg
afinepoint 07/08/21 01:53pm General RVing Issues
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