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Old 01-09-2016, 12:51 PM   #101
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I like the way it laps over the seam between the roof and sidewall. That's always a concern for me.
Oh yeah, that looks great!
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:24 PM   #102
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It must look good, even nambarc approves.
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:58 PM   #103
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We finally got some pretty hard rain today. It is raining right now and all I can say about the reduction in rain noise on the roof is WOW! Yes I can hear it, but it doesn't come close to blocking out the TV audio. I would say the reduction in rain on the roof noise is at least 80%.

I know rain noise isn't a good enough reason to replace a roof, but it certainly is a great benefit.
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Old 01-09-2016, 08:05 PM   #104
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Here 'tis. I took this opportunity to get rid of the crank up broadcast TV antenna also. I never use it and it has leaked through it a couple of times. This replacement is a Winegard Road Star. The skylight is new also. I couldn't see leaving the old one.

It is supposed to rain here tomorrow and for the first time in a long time I'm not worried about a leak.
Wow!!! That looks fantastic and super strong! Congrats!
I don't know why they don't do RV roofs like this to begin with. Or at the least, offer it as a factory option. I honestly think the rv companies don't want the roofs to last forever and that's why they use that rubber crap. I think the major demise of most rv's start with a roof leak. Once you get heavy water damage the unit is trash. Roofing like yours would greatly extend the life of an RV, something the manufacturers don't really want!
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Old 01-09-2016, 08:21 PM   #105
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It slows production down, so we probably won't see it with Jayco. The price as an option on Excels wasn't that bad at all, considering there was no real prep since they were building the rig. All we can do is wish, or act as Ed did and go for it.
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:18 PM   #106
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... Roofing like yours would greatly extend the life of an RV, something the manufacturers don't really want!
At one time I wouldn't believe that to be. Then I encountered it in real life.

An R&D facility I worked in developed a proprietary process for applying a nickel finish. We worked with a manufacturer of chemical valves to apply the technology to the working parts of their valves which were exposed to harsh chemicals. The result was that it made the valves almost wear proof for most applications.

The other result was that the valve manufacturer decided that they weren't interested. There were a few excuses tossed about in writing as to why they didn't want it. An engineer confided in me that the real reason was that at least 75% of their business was selling parts and replacement valves. They would lose too much in revenue if their product lasted too long.

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Old 01-10-2016, 05:18 AM   #107
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Wow!!! That looks fantastic and super strong! Congrats!
I don't know why they don't do RV roofs like this to begin with. Or at the least, offer it as a factory option. I honestly think the rv companies don't want the roofs to last forever and that's why they use that rubber crap. I think the major demise of most rv's start with a roof leak. Once you get heavy water damage the unit is trash. Roofing like yours would greatly extend the life of an RV, something the manufacturers don't really want!
One my my earlier posts in this thread addresses your comment. I agree.

I think it is a combination of "planned obsolescence" and the need to hit a price point.
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:44 AM   #108
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Congrats Ed! That looks GREAT!
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It's NOT the roof material that causes the roof leaks, it's what seals the roof, the lap sealant, self leveling caulking, it splits and cracks lets water in, you need a 4" fiber backed seam tape that accepts a coating, never inspect your rv roof seams ever again.....
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It's NOT the roof material that causes the roof leaks, it's what seals the roof, the lap sealant, self leveling caulking, it splits and cracks lets water in, you need a 4" fiber backed seam tape that accepts a coating, never inspect your rv roof seams ever again.....
I will agree that most roof leaks are what you describe, but in my case I had failure of the rubber roof membrane. The leaks were coming through the EPDM material in several places right under where the a/c's drip condensation. Maybe over 2.5 years cumulative in Florida sun over 5 years was too much?

With my new RV Flex Armor roof I have zero lap sealant or self leveling caulk or the need for any fiber backed seam tape.

I do not work for or have any connection to the RV Flex Armor company or any of their authorized applicators. I am just a completely satisfied customer.
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