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Old 04-27-2015, 08:28 AM   #1
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Rubber Roof Repair

I have a few tears in my roof and never had to repair one before so I'm looking for any tips.

I'll upload some photos in a bit.

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Old 04-27-2015, 08:37 AM   #2
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Eternabond Tape will be a permanent and effective fix if you clean the area properly and apply as per the instructions. Many people have had great success with this product.
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WOW. Ok. You need a new rubber roof as well as new wood decking underneath. Eternabond will only be locking in the problem in this case.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:44 AM   #6
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Big tree branch dropped across it. I checked the wood underneath and it all seems to be good (other than the edge is crushed), nothing caved in, nothing broken and no damage to the inside of the camper.
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Is the wood rotten on the roof? It does not appear that way. You must find where the water is getting in (roof vent or air conditioner?) and start the repair there. There are roofing topping products out there that stay pliable. I repaired the roof on my Apache pop-up with a product that is made for roofing on buildings. It is good stuff but it is over 100.00 for a 5 gallon container (at Lowes).
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PS I think it was a Henry's product and it is white.
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Is the wood rotten on the roof? It does not appear that way. You must find where the water is getting in (roof vent or air conditioner?) and start the repair there. There are roofing topping products out there that stay pliable. I repaired the roof on my Apache pop-up with a product that is made for roofing on buildings. It is good stuff but it is over 100.00 for a 5 gallon container (at Lowes).

No rot. There is no water getting into the camper. This damage happened over the past week. We were up there last weekend and it was good and we went back up a few days ago and there was a tree branch on the ground. Fortunately there wasn't any rain during that time so the exposed wood was/is dry!
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No rot. There is no water getting into the camper. This damage happened over the past week. We were up there last weekend and it was good and we went back up a few days ago and there was a tree branch on the ground. Fortunately there wasn't any rain during that time so the exposed wood was/is dry!
No water is a very good thing.

It's tough to tell from pictures, but are you certain that is EDPM rubber? The tears don't look typical to EPDM membrane failure.

That's quite a bit of damage.

If you decide to go the repair route I would suggest that you need some sort of mechanical fastening before going with whatever sealing method you decide upon. It looks to me that the material will easily shift if not somehow stabilized.

I agree with Eternabond tape for most repairs. With this fairly extensive damage, assuming EPDM repair, I've had good results using Dicor self leveling or two part sealant with roofing mesh to help to add strength. I believe that Home Depot sells Henry brand roof repair mesh.

My opinion and worth everything you'll never pay for it.

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