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crgcamping

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Posted: 07/19/20 12:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Returned home from a campground and looks like I swiped a tree. The edge of the roof is peeled back/damaged about half the length of the camper. I think it was the narrow entrance/exit of the campground. Relatively new to the 5th wheel but frustrated with the mistake.

Should I consider RV Armor for the repair since they come to you?
Can I use EternaBond for temporary fix? We have another trip planned in 2 weeks.

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It would be a big help if you could provide a picture. Also what type of roof etc.

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Posted: 07/19/20 12:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hard to say without pictures but Eternabond might be able to be your permanant fix. That stuff works great in a many applications and lasts for many years.


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Had trouble attaching a pic to the post so I updated my profile with a pic of the roof.

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I don't know what year your RV is or your financial place in life but if it were me, I would get some contact cement and glue those pieces back down as flat as I could get them. Then go over each area with Dicor self leveling lap sealant to cover the seams. When that's all dry, i would then go over all of it with Eternabond tape and call it good. The alternative is going to be expensive. I just read online that the average cost to replace a roof is $300 per linear foot.

If you have areas where the roof material has completely ripped off, Use the widest Eternabond tape you can buy.

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Thanks. It’s a 2015 that we inherited from my father-in-law 2 years ago. He only used it a couple of times and we are just now starting to use it, maybe 3 times a year the last 2 years for long weekend trips. In my (rookie) opinion, it’s relatively new because the low usage. Is FlexSeal tape comparable to EternaBond?

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No. Eternabond will last 10 years or longer. There are many testimonials on this site of how good it is and how long it lasts. I've read stories about Flex Seal working for a year or two but then failing. If you're keeping the RV and enjoy using it, Fix it once and be done.

And don't beat yourself up over the mistake. I've yet to meet an RVer that hasn't done something. It's a right of passage [emoticon]

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Search Ebay for your Eternabond tape. Don't mess with the Flexseal. The Eternabond tape in my opinion is the best there is. If you have insurance you might consider filing a claim. I would bet they would replace the whole roof. Good luck.


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Here is where I purchase my Eternabond tape. I have used it for many years and it is the best there is. I did every seam and penetration on my trailers roof about 12 or 13 years ago and it is still holding up like new.

For your application, I think I would get a 50 ft roll of 4 or 6 inch wide tape. Clean the area well, glue down or cut off the loose stuff, and then put the Eternabond down starting from towards the center of the roof and work your way to and around the edge down to the gutter.
When done, go ever the exposed edges with Dicor self leveling sealant and you should be good to go.
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