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Old 10-01-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Hello

I joined today to try to get some advice on a roof repair I've got underway. This looks like a terrific forum and I look forward to participating in other ways.

I've got a 2005 19H Jayfeather which I pull with a Silverado 1500. As a long time Cub / Scout leader I've got a lot of experience camping but very little with the travel trailer.

We just bought it used last summer in August, and only had it out twice before bringing it to a dealer with a long list of needed repairs. They had it all winter, and the floor cracked due to the extreme cold. I was putting new flooring down in the spring when black stuff started dripping on me from the ceiling, which I learned had rotted out.

So it has been in my driveway all summer while I ripped out the old roof and rebuilt around the aluminum frame. I just got the EPDM membrane on this last weekend and I hope to have it all sealed and watertight for the winter. Hopefully we can get some trips in NEXT summer!

I'll see if I can post a photo album of the repair for anyone interested.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:25 PM   #2
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Welcome! Sounds like quite the project. Pics of projects always welcome IMO!
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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Thanks Howie. I've posted some pictures of the project here:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/members/34327-albums585.html
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:50 PM   #4
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Hi, Scouter Vic.

Welcome to JOF!

When you have some free time from your busy project you might want "check in" at the All Scouters past and present please report thread.

Enjoy the forums!
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:14 PM   #5
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I joined today to try to get some advice on a roof repair I've got underway. This looks like a terrific forum and I look forward to participating in other ways.

I've got a 2005 19H Jayfeather which I pull with a Silverado 1500. As a long time Cub / Scout leader I've got a lot of experience camping but very little with the travel trailer.

We just bought it used last summer in August, and only had it out twice before bringing it to a dealer with a long list of needed repairs. They had it all winter, and the floor cracked due to the extreme cold. I was putting new flooring down in the spring when black stuff started dripping on me from the ceiling, which I learned had rotted out.

So it has been in my driveway all summer while I ripped out the old roof and rebuilt around the aluminum frame. I just got the EPDM membrane on this last weekend and I hope to have it all sealed and watertight for the winter. Hopefully we can get some trips in NEXT summer!

I'll see if I can post a photo album of the repair for anyone interested.
Wow! Good for you for taking on such a project. I would never do it as I just do not have the skill. By the way, I can only assume that you got a great deal on this used 19H (I have a new one!). I can also assume that the re-roofing project is costing a bit of money. If you had to do it over again, would you still buy used? Is it worth the hassle and cost?
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:23 PM   #6
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Welcome and all the best with your project
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:28 PM   #8
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Thanks for the tip FPM III, I will do that.

docmarrin, this has really been pushing the edge of my capabilities but I like to learn, and I'm optimistic to the point of stupidity. We did get a decent deal on the trailer, but not good enough to justify the cost and effort of the roof replacement. Being new to the whole thing I just didn't realize the extent of the water damage when we bought it and didn't expect to need to replace the roof. I figure my cost has been $2,000 - $3,000 for the project so far. If I had to do it over again I wouldn't buy this particular trailer, but I would have a much better eye for water damage!
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Wow what a project good luck!
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