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Posted: 08/11/21 01:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes keep a close eye on it and take occasional photos with your cell phone to see if it is getting worse. See no need for drastic action at this point but make sure no gaps or teares around the roof edges and double check the edge caulking that it is still good condition. I had a few of those on my roof for years with no adverse effects but I also recoated by roof with fresh EDPM once a year. It was fun in early morning cool hours. Cheers

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Posted: 08/11/21 06:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have passed a few of these ballooning roofs traveling in opposite direction and glad I wasn't behind them going same way.

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Our 2001 Jayco has had a few of those since new. It hasn't caused any issue and hasn't gotten any worse.

I have seen RVs traveling down the road blown up like others have mentioned. I would guess they had some type of water damage to have the adhesive let go completely.

I would check to see if it is looser than the wrinkles in the picture and check for cracks in the caulk.

If it isn't any looser than what the picture shows, I wouldn't worry but would keep a check on it until sure it isn't a water leak.

It's in a place that can be re-glued. Just a lot of caulk and putty to remove.


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Posted: 08/28/21 08:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It should not balloon or have enough loose membrane to lift of flap. It's just a matter of time until repair or replacement is needed.

FWIW, I am a commercial/industrial roofing contractor. We do mostly EPDM rubber and some TPO roofs, I build them to last 30+ years. If I did my roofs to the same low standards as the RV industry, I'd be in jail or bankruptcy court.


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d3500ram wrote:

Has anyone else ever seen a TC going down the road where the roof material in the front is ballooning up as it travels?


On a TC no, in a giant 5th wheel, yes, at least every trip I take I see one.


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