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Hello Folks,
We are in the midst of replacing the roof on our 2011 37' Carriage Cameo. We believe the damage was sustained by the installer of the AC units, as it is a direct puncture (vertically) through the EPDM, wood decking, etc.

We have received a preliminary estimate from the shop of $12k for the roof replacement. This includes removing/reinstalling AC units, vents, skylights, etc. Also, the estimate is preliminary as they have provided this estimate without them seeing the rig at all.

Does 12k sound right to you guys? I was thinking $5-7k maybe, but 12k? Wow - that just seems like a ton of dough.

Thoughts?
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Insurance paid 5 years ago on a roof for our 33 foot after a ice storm it was about 7 grand.

We bought a new one in 2015 and 6 months in the dealership said we needed a new roof...bubbles on the top (long story and no we did not put one we pursued legal help) and in 2015 they quoted me around 8 grand on this one.

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How about something like RV armour or another form of coating


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Personally if the installer is denying the damage I would fill the hole with insulation as a backer and thoroughly clean the rubber and lay down eternabond followed by a generous amount of Dicor around the edges and move on.





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campinghut wrote:

How about something like RV armour or another form of coating


Good thought - we looked at that and spoke with a few folks. The biggest drawback we found was that any new product install (solar, wifi stuff, etc.) would require another trip to the roof vendor.

Also, we are probably 2-3 years away from swapping rigs anyway.

Again, good thought though.

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33' motorhome 3 years ago - insurance paid $6,000 for roof replacement


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tomthyme wrote:

Hello Folks,
We are in the midst of replacing the roof on our 2011 37' Carriage Cameo. We believe the damage was sustained by the installer of the AC units, as it is a direct puncture (vertically) through the EPDM, wood decking, etc.

We have received a preliminary estimate from the shop of $12k for the roof replacement. This includes removing/reinstalling AC units, vents, skylights, etc. Also, the estimate is preliminary as they have provided this estimate without them seeing the rig at all.

Does 12k sound right to you guys? I was thinking $5-7k maybe, but 12k? Wow - that just seems like a ton of dough.

Thoughts?
Thanks
Tom


Tom, is there only 1 place to get a roof quote from? Might want to check around and see. I agree that, if you choose to have this done, look at the options of a "hard" roof, like RV Armor, or the like, and pay the difference, if any. For me, I'd hammer the cr@p out of the installer, then simply patch the roof. Might fill the hole in the wood with liquid nails, then some dicor on top of that, then eternabond on top of the dicor.

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About 5 years ago... at a RV fix it place that is not a dealer and takes appointment to get in. 110 a running foot and 100 a hole (vent or any hole they have to make, skylights, a/c, even vents on tank, (only 2 inch hole) etc) Does not include any replacing of wood, that would be at shop hourly rate time and materials. Or any new vents, covers etc. That is what worried me. What if they stripped off old roof and there was lots of damage to wood. Price would be sky high to pay someone to rip off old wood and replace. Wife being a retired building manager called and talked with her old roofing contractor, EPDM and rubber roofs also used on regular buildings also for many years. He recommended checking out https://inlandcoatings.com/product/rc-2016/

I called inland coatings and they had sales rep contact me. Turns out he also has an RV and gave me lots of hints for applying and how to's. I ended up paying $48.00 per gallon at roofing supply house (instead of $110.00 at RV dealer for other roof coating stuff) Total I spent less than $200.00 about 5 years ago and couldn't be happier. I don't cover my rv in winter and I get lots of rain. Read their case history's. In my area they did big project https://inlandcoatings.com/case_studies/a-sound-solution/ But not sure about your area with lots of sun. At the time I figured the worst is I would be out $200.00 if it didn't work.
Use brush, not roller, apply second coat, then another coat following year. Can't over emphasize prep work, so you start with clean sub surface and removing a/c is a learning experaince first time. Takes long time to dry (days) because brush is applied thicker, but gets into tiny cracks better.

This was done on our small class C "Majestic" (old ex-rental). Next summer going to do our 30 Arctic Fox trailer. Our Majestic actually has thicker EPDM than our Arctic Fox. My Arctic Fox dealer does take off from trade in value because of a coated roof. But in his used rv side, lots of trade in's with out new roofs. So just a bargaining chip IMO.

Anyways...Just my opinion after doing my own 5 years ago. I'm very happy with end result. Neighbor did it also but used stuff he got from big box store and only used a roller. Didn't turn out as well IMO.

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I know a guy that got an estimate of $8k to RV armor roof his 42’ fifth wheel.. that was in the fall of last year, AND they come to you... ALL the work is done where ever you are parked..


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Waiting on Sept. 24th to get a new roof at the insurance company's expense due to a tree limb. 28' TT with one air conditioner, one bath fan, two plumbing vents and the TV antenna - $5,200.

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