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Posted: 10/18/20 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These costings are just a temporary bandaid that needs to be replaced again and again. Fine if you are getting rid of the rig in 2-3 years. Bite the bullet and get the RV Armour roof. One and done. Throw out the caulk gun, dicor, paint pans and rollers. Another benefit, it keeps us old guys off the roof and out of intensive care.

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I used Henry’s, the one with life time warranty. It covers very well. I saw no way to put on the amount they said with out building a dam around the roof. Didn’t clean the roller pan and it’s so stuck on I see no way it can peel off. Very satisfied



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The problem with the "rubber" roof on RVs is the owner. They are obsessed with cleaning the roof annually, or usually more often. They wash away the protective layer thus exposing the roof to more UV rays and another protective layer develops until it, too, is washed away. Soon the entire protective layer is gone, exposing the black base, which requires roof replacement. Commercial applications on buildings last 30+ years because the building owner doesn't wash the building's roof all the time!

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DownTheAvenue wrote:

The problem with the "rubber" roof on RVs is the owner. They are obsessed with cleaning the roof annually, or usually more often. They wash away the protective layer thus exposing the roof to more UV rays and another protective layer develops until it, too, is washed away. Soon the entire protective layer is gone, exposing the black base, which requires roof replacement. Commercial applications on buildings last 30+ years because the building owner doesn't wash the building's roof all the time!


My rule Inspect but do not wash


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a) Most fifth wheel trailers are open to exposer to dirt, moisture and UV rays. This leads to leaks and damages. Regular maintenance of your 5th wheel trailer can keep these things from happening. Liquid RV Roof is the ultimate maintenance tool which protects your trailer form UV rays and harsh weather conditions.
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beemerphile1 wrote:

I wonder why you need to coat an EPDM roof membrane. They last 30+ years on a building without doing anything to them.

The RV EPDM membrane itself is typically warrantied against failure for 12 years. What would be the effect on the warranty if you slather on some other product?


My 12 year warranty EPDM roof membrane failed (yes the membrane) at 5 years service. The total amount the membrane manufacturer would offer me was $225.00 and only then if I used their material. I had https://rvroof.com/ installed instead. Virtually no difference in price. 5 years later the FlexArmor roof looks just like it did 5 years ago and zero caulking to have to replace, check, or caulk.


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