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Old 05-01-2014, 07:10 AM   #1
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Small roof tear, x18D

Looking for a good method to patch a small tear in the roof, about the size of a penny. Just noticed, probably a puncture from something falling from the trees. Little bit of water coming into the cabinets over the dinette, location matches up with the tear.

Suggestions for a quick patch? Leaving for 1st trip in 2 days. Thanks!!

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Old 05-01-2014, 07:24 AM   #2
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I just repaired a small tear on my roof. I called the dealer to find out what type of roof I had and it turned out to be the ALPHA system. Picked up some self-leveling caulk for ALPHA system roofs from our local dealer, trimmed the torn material away, clean the area, and globbed on the caulk. Oh, and I called the dealer and had them record that the tear was there from, what I believe was, the day of purchase. Another good reason to get up on the roof before you take delivery!

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Old 05-01-2014, 07:29 AM   #3
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Eternabond tape. Read up online on their web site on how to prep the area. For all practical purposes its a permanent patch.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:31 AM   #4
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I had a similar size tear two years ago, but from a ladder. I first used a piece of electrical tape, until I got the proper supplies. It stuck to the roof really nicely. I then bought a small amount of Etarnabond tape. It works really nice, and now I keep a small amount in the HTT for emergency repairs.
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