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Old 05-07-2016, 07:33 AM   #1
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Potential Roof issues with older Jaycos

We are buying a 2011 Jayfeather which has the bonded roof with a Rubber covering.

On another Forum there have been some dissusions about some older Jaycos having pouris roofs which need to be coated. The trailer has been resealed were needed including the roof by the dealer, and I know that the seals should be checked on a regular bases. There is also no signs anywhere of water issues.

Is this something that I need to concerned a out or has all the doom and gloom on the Internet got some worrying about nothing?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:47 AM   #2
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It is the caulking you have to worry about .. as long as there are no punctures on the rubber roof you have no worries about that... just get up there and inspect the caulking on a regular basis.
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:19 AM   #3
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snip........ On another Forum there have been some dissusions about some older Jaycos having pouris roofs which need to be coated........snip
There was a specific timeframe (2004-2007 I believe) that Jayco utilized a TPO roofing material (tough stuff) on some models that unfortunately had a "fleece" backing that laid over the roof wood sheathing. In some cases "if" moisture was able to get to the fleece backing material it would 'wick' the moisture over the wood roofing materials and could cause damage over a larger area. I had this problem with my 2005 Eagle and Jayco took care of the repair.

To the best of my knowledge Jayco hasn't used any TPO or EPDM roofing materials with a fleece backing since 2007.

IMO if the 2011 Jayco (or any other brand) your are looking at passes a complete inspection (roof, joints, ceiling, exterior/interior walls, etc.) you should be fine. Like any brand RV..., the roof, seams, and associated mounted products require a careful visual inspection at least twice a year.

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Thanks for the informatrion. I feel better now.
The Internet while being a great informatrion resource can also scare the heck out of you with some of the issues posted.
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It is the caulking you have to worry about .. as long as there are no punctures on the rubber roof you have no worries about that... just get up there and inspect the caulking on a regular basis.
I may be the exception here, but my 2010 rubber roof had no punctures and it was a problem. The membrane was deteriorating and water was leaking through it. It wasn't obvious at all except to my dealer service manager who thought he saw a problem. He was right as it turned out.

I full time and my rig is outside all the time so my solution was: rvroof.com

No more roof worries and NO MORE CAULKING EVER! And it was no more expensive than a new rubber roof.
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