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Houston Camping Guys

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Posted: 03/27/21 05:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’ve had my RV since new and just purchased Extreme White RV Roof repair tape for the roof seems. Really tired of the Dicore cracking all the time. The guy at camping world said it was the same as Eternabond and would be a permanent fix. The tape comes with a 15 year warranty too. So it must be good right? My questions are for the people that have used the roof tapes for permanent leak repairs (Eternabond or CoFair Extreme tapes).
1. How well has it held up on your rigs?
2. Was it difficult to apply aside from applying proper pressure and having a clean surface?
3. How happy are you with it?
I’ve had my RV parked for a few months and just found a leak that’s only effected a small part of the cabinet at the front cap. My hope is that I can use this stuff as a permanent seal over all the Dicore on the roof. Including vents, skylights, etc.

Thanks in advance for your input!


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Posted: 03/27/21 05:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have used Eternabond for several years. It stops leaks permanently.
It's easy to apply and holds up well.
I have never heard of the tape you purchased. Let us know how it works.

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Posted: 03/27/21 05:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can't speak for Extreme White RV Roof tape, but I've used Eternabond on all my RVs and been very happy. Good preparation and planning is key, as you mentioned making sure all surfaces are clean and having the right tools (one of those rollers for laying down lineoleum is very useful for getting enough pressure). Start slowly and make sure you correct your line as you go, once the tape is down it is down, and I've had plenty of creases. It doesn't need to look pretty (but nice if it does), as long as it covers all the seams. Don't forget to do any slides too.


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Posted: 03/27/21 09:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've used Eternabond for years and swear by it. Never had a leak on any of the motorhomes I've owned after applying Eternabond.

I clean the surface with BrakeClean. It dries in seconds and leaves no residue. I also use a hard roller on the tape after applying it.


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Houston Camping Guys wrote:

The guy at camping world said it was the same as Eternabond and would be a permanent fix. The tape comes with a 15 year warranty too.

"I'm from Missouri. Show me !"

I have yet to see ANY tape/caulk/sealant that is truly waterproof "forever" ! (Read the fine print on that warranty !) I am not saying that product is bad, but it is probably no better than other comparable products.

To start with, I am NOT a fan of EPDM roof, especially the way lap joints and roof penetrations are done and the heavy reliance on tape and sealants. TPO, especially commercial grade, using is "heat welding" on all joints. Roof penetration should be mounted on a "curb", above the actual roof. These curbs can use pre-formed corners that are welded to the rest of the roof surface.

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Posted: 03/28/21 11:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the input @theoldwizard1, but can you please clarify... Have you used the products I’ve mentioned?

* This post was edited 03/28/21 12:00pm by Houston Camping Guys *

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Eternabond is a good product, think I have seen the other you mentioned and believe it is made by one of the larger suppliers. As mentioned get all other residue off then clean with naptha or other good comparable cleaner. When it is down it is very hard to move, using a roller to press down is helpful to get a good adhesion. I have some that has been in place over 5 years that is starting to crack on top but it is still doing the job.

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Posted: 03/28/21 01:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I put Eternabond on all the seams and roof penetrations on my trailer shortly after I purchased it new in 2004. The tape is still holding up well today and has never leaked in 17 years.

I did paint over the tape several years ago with a liquid rubber product to protect my rubber roof for a few more years. It has held up well under that product also.
I purchase the tape from Best Materials who had the cheapest price at the time. Probably still does! [emoticon]
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gbopp wrote:

I have used Eternabond for several years. It stops leaks permanently.
It's easy to apply and holds up well.
I have never heard of the tape you purchased. Let us know how it works.


Ditto on "never heard of the tape you (OP) purchased" either!!

*Eternabond*- is my success story, no reason to try any other or know how -or if- it works.

Try a search last 12 months and archives (over 1 yr old) for Eternabond.
(The name kinda says it all !!).

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