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There are alot of C's or campers out there with rubber roofs and most last longer than you think. Mine did, 26 years and I just re-coated it for the first time this year.
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Born Free was considered one of the best class C coaches but they are no longer in business. I purchased my 2005 24ft in 2010 and it has been great. If purchasing used, it is worth a look.

You may want to check Phoenix Cruiser. They have a one piece fiberglass roof which would diminish the chance for leaks.

https://www.phoenixusarv.com/


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When looking at used mh's quality at the build is a moot point. You want proof of how they were maintained. A lesser quality mh that was well maintained is far better than the best quality that wasn't.

As far as roof material - Bumpy has this thing that it has to be fiberglass - that's his criteria, it doesn't need to be yours. Plenty of TPO roofs out there for decades without issues. Nevermind the winnie fiberglass roofs have been known to peel back going down the road.

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As far as roof material - Bumpy has this thing that it has to be fiberglass - that's his criteria, it doesn't need to be yours. Plenty of TPO roofs out there for decades without issues. Nevermind the winnie fiberglass roofs have been known to peel back going down the road.


I would also consider TPO. just NOT rubber. and yes, those winnie roofs blow off at least once a week. [emoticon]
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way2roll wrote:

Nevermind the winnie fiberglass roofs have been known to peel back going down the road.


does that apply to the Class C roofs?
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I'm on my third Winnebago and never had the roof leak, let alone blow off.





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way2roll wrote:

When looking at used mh's quality at the build is a moot point. You want proof of how they were maintained. A lesser quality mh that was well maintained is far better than the best quality that wasn't.

As far as roof material - Bumpy has this thing that it has to be fiberglass - that's his criteria, it doesn't need to be yours. Plenty of TPO roofs out there for decades without issues. Nevermind the winnie fiberglass roofs have been known to peel back going down the road.


How can my (Winnebago) Itasca's Class C one piece fiberglass roof peel off when the vents, air conditioner, and TV antenna are mounted on the roof using bolts/screws that go all the way through to the coach ceiling and/or the aluminum framing inside the coach ceiling ... plus having roof caps on the front and rear of the one piece roof that are attached to the coach's vertical sidewalls?

IMHO, any RV roof construction method that does not consist of a single piece of fiberglass or consist of aircraft riveted aluminum panels - is used because it's cheaper for the RV builder.


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lets get real here folks. the OP was talking Thor vs. Winnie. a no brainer.
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Well I think the Laze Daze may put the Winnie to shame--so the OP should at least look.


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pianotuna wrote:

Well I think the Laze Daze may put the Winnie to shame--so the OP should at least look.


agreed, but the original choice did not include LD.
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