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Old 04-09-2016, 01:00 PM   #1
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Roof 911

I was up in the roof replacing a vent with a fanatic air. I knocked the drill over and made app 1/8 three corner tear in the membrane. Help please all I have here is dicor self leveling caulk. Saturday and every placed is closed suppose to stArt raining tomorrow.
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:10 PM   #2
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A temporary fix is electrical tape. I used that on mine for about a month. Held very nicely, no issues going down the road, there was no leaking.

For the long term fix I would recommend eternabond. Fix it once and never deal with it again. I carry a small roll in my repair kit. If you use it, one tip you cannot stretch it, or it will not hold.

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If you bought your TT from a local dealer ask them to sell you just a foot of it, mine will. But it's best to carry a small roll with you at all times if you don't it's kinda like playing Russian Roulette.
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:12 PM   #4
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That is exactly what Dicor is meant for. Put a dab of it on the hole and it'll survive the rain. Best solution (short of replacing the entire roof) is eternabond tape. Clean it and apply properly, use a roller and apply appropriate pressure. It'll last longer than your trailer.
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Following up - I *think* I've seen Eternabond tape at Walmart.


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Old 04-09-2016, 05:01 PM   #6
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A little Dicor will be just fine. Just cover the hole with an oversized button of the Dicor, then just check it a few times a year for cracks (like you surely do with the rest of the seals on your roof already).

Dicor is the sealant of choice when RV's are manufactured, so why not use it to patch a small hole?
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:42 PM   #7
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I agree, I would make it watertight with the self leveling Dicor and if you want to double down on it, just add a 3-4 inch square of Eternabond later.
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Old 04-09-2016, 06:21 PM   #8
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Thanks for all of the help. I have it cover with electrical tape at the moment. Rain is starting to move in. Sprinkling and wind picking up. If there is a few hour break tomorrow I will run over and clean the area and put a little dicor on it. I a. Thinking size of a fifty can't piece.
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Old 04-10-2016, 07:58 AM   #9
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Bill get the eternabond tape.. it will patch the hole as good as new and never have to worry about it..
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:36 AM   #10
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Went over at noon yesterday. Removed the electrical tape. Lifted the little 3 corner tear and put a small dab under then laid down a dot the size of a quarter. I will go get eternabond tape this weekend
Thanks again. Been raining hard since about 9 pm dicor had 9 hours to dry

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