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Old 10-23-2015, 08:50 AM   #11
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If I was going to put a new roof on, I would do some serious research towards a spray roof. A coworker did it about 1.5 years ago and he says it was a fabulous choice.

In reality, without seeing the damage, I cannot state if I would patch or replace is the best choice. I fully understand, not wanting to mess with the OEM caulking.

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Old 10-23-2015, 08:57 AM   #12
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snip.....My concern is, if I do the full roof repair, I feel that I am compromising the integrity of the original work on the coach......snip
Since you have a new 2015 model TT, I would tend to lean toward staying with the same OEM rubber roof product. Replacing the rubber roofing material on an RV will require removal of some outer trim, roof vents, A/C, etc., but doesn't involve any structural R&R. I would guess the application of a spray-on roof would involved the same product removal process.

RV rubber roof R&R is done frequently by most RV dealerships, but like any repair make sure the RV dealership has a reputable service staff.

I had a total roof replacement done on my TT a number of years ago (under warranty) which included the R&R of the plywood and trusses, and haven't had a single issue with it since then.



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Old 10-26-2015, 02:43 PM   #13
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On a 40' rv is $4,800.00 new rubber roof with a 20 year coating, also replacing the lap sealant with a 4" fiber backed seam tape that accepts a coating.
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Old 10-28-2015, 07:05 AM   #14
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OK, so I just went through this with my 2014 JayFlight. I had a couple places where something was protruding up through the rubber membrane. IMO it was somewhat of a minor issue but I took it in to have them look at it. Jayco authorized a full roof replacement under warranty. At first I felt like you do now and didn't want to get that invasive with a new camper. However, I had already patched one spot (my ooops) and was looking at two more. So I gave the go ahead.
I'll say this about the work done by my dealer. It's better than it was to start with. They found a small crack in the upper skylight and replaced it as well as the ladder on the back. There's twice as much Dicor around the seams than before as well. One master tech was assigned to the project so it wasn't done in an 'assembly line' manor. The only issue I've found is the TV antennae wouldn't spin because of the Dicor build up.
Now that's my experience with my dealer, but I did ask lot of questions. He told me that it's not as big of a job as we think.
I've got no regrets and if you insurance will pony up the funds I'd let them do it.
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Old 10-28-2015, 09:01 AM   #15
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State Farm Insurance paid for ours, less a 250.00 deductible. We got a price from the Jayco factory (1,800.00) to replace the roof and any other damage that they found. So we hauled it up to Middlebury, and they did the work in four days (while we played tourist).

They replaced the roof, ceiling, vents, fans, lights, skylight, wiring in the roof, the top foot or so of the aluminum all the way around the unit, and because that had some time left, they repainted the frame, bumper and steps. That's just how they are. They can do it faster and cheaper than anybody else because they have the parts, tools and expertise, and they don't have to get anything approved.

And yes, they stuck to the 1,800.00 quote... to the penny. The dealer wanted 7,000.00 to do the work.

I'm sure that prices have gone up in the 6 years since we had the work done, but Jayco sure did right by us!
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:47 AM   #16
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That sounds like a trip worth taking. I would never have considered going back to the factory for a roof replacement. Good research and thinking on your part.

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Old 10-30-2015, 03:50 AM   #17
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I really don't understand why somebody would want to put the same mess back on a roof, as in the rubber or TPO. Yes, I have the TPO, but if I were in the OP's situation, believe me, I wouldn't be putting the same paper thin membrane back up there. RV manf don't use the thin membranes because it's the best stuff out there. It's cheaper to install, faster to install, but it is by far inferior to other products. A sprayed roof slows production down a LOT, thus you won't see it much on the mass production level. Insurance can and will cover the cost of a sprayed roof, and would probably thank you as it's more economical, far better warranty, better durability (Try tearing the flex armor) and on the benefits go. No dicor to maintain, no cleaning several times a year.... I just don't get it. Why put something back up there that requires so much maintenance, will tear just as easy, again, when you have the opportunity to put something WAY better.

If someone insists on going back with TPO / EPDM, at least do yourself a favor and research the thicker / better industrial applications. At least you can't tear them with a twig. A lot of people have gone this route as well.

I have no affiliation with the sprayed roof people, I just know a good product when I see one.

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