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View Poll Results: How Often do you inspect the roof of your TT or 5th Wheel?
I inspect my roof after every trip. 11 12.64%
I inspect my roof once a week. 4 4.60%
I inspect my roof once a month. 19 21.84%
I inspect my roof once a season. 25 28.74%
I could careless about my roof so I don't inspect it. 3 3.45%
I'd go up but I'm not in physical condition to do it. 1 1.15%
I inspect my roof twice a year 31 35.63%
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:35 AM   #1
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How Often Do Inspect your Roof? POLL

How many folks here actually go up on the roof of their trailer to clean and inspect it? I maybe over doing it but I go up and inspect my roof once a week and clean it once a month.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:51 AM   #2
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Have Solar - Once a week

Since I clean my Solar panel once a week, I take a walk around the roof to to clean off the tree droppings (twigs...) and see how everything is.
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:05 PM   #3
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At least once a month for me and after every trip. After a storm and heavy rain I will also walk around the inside to inspect for standing water or ceiling stains. During the winter months I will get inside the TT to inspect for leaks at least once a month.
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:08 PM   #4
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I also de-mount my tires once a week and inspect the valve stem seals from the inside and crawl under my truck and re-torque the muffler clamps every other day...Just kidding.

I put eternabond tape on all seams, that's it for me, done with looking at the roof.
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:09 PM   #5
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I generally go up after every trip, especially if the campsite was tree covered. Heard all kinds of twigs, acorns, etc. hitting the roof last weekend and you never know what may cause damage
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:16 PM   #6
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I inspect mine everyday.

It is right under a window in my house
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:25 PM   #7
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I go up on the roof and closely inspect it twice a year. Once in the spring when I uncover it and again when I put the cover back on in the fall. The trailer is parked directly below my bedroom window, so I can inspect the roof from about 10 feet every morning.
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:03 PM   #8
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I'm on the 2x a year schedule for dedicated inspection. I get down on my hands and knees and closely inspect every inch of lap sealant from the cap to the back and everywhere in between. DW gets VERY nervous when I'm up there, so she monitors from the ground. It's handy because she can hand me stuff and call the ambulance if I fall!

However, if I'm camping in a spot with trees, I go up and sweep off the slide before we retract it and will do a quick inspection at that time. Not on my hands and knees or anything, just a quick once-over.

I also go over my entire interior with a flashlight when I do a storage check or when I drop something off or pick something up from the TT in between trips. And I'll make a special trip after a particularly bad thunderstorm (they're rare these days, but it happens). I open every cabinet and storage nook I have access to checking for ANY sign of water. Really it only takes a few minutes, and it helps me sleep at night.
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The only reason I started this poll was to get a general idea on how much people do preventive maintenance on their trailer starting with the roof since that's where most leaks start.Personally I'd rather catch a problem before it creates additional problems and in this case water damage from leaks. But then again that's just my practice and opinion.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:01 PM   #10
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X2 with what Camper Bob said. I inspect once in Spring before we start the season and again as I get ready to winterize. I think if I had solar I'd be inclined to be up there more often.
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