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Old 10-21-2015, 04:44 PM   #1
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Replacing my roof

Hello Campers:

Last weekend I pulled into a campground that was NOT suitable for a trailer my size. I wound up rubbing the roof of my trailer across a tree that hung over the road. I wound up scraping some of the rubber from the roof off, as well as damaging the rain gutter. There is some wood exposed now and some tape as well. The repair place is suggesting a full roof replacement, but he says the other option is to patch it up, which has no guarantee. My concern is, if I do the full roof repair, I feel that I am compromising the integrity of the original work on the coach. I have had no issues with my coach whatsoever and I'm afraid that once a shop starts pulling things apart to replace a roof, nothing will ever be the same. Has anybody else had any experience with replacing a roof? Good or bad? The repair shop has sworn up and down that they are only doing cosmetic work, but it seems to me that they're going to have to remove quite a few things from the roof in order to start removing the old one and laying the new one.

Am I being too paranoid?

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Old 10-21-2015, 05:01 PM   #2
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Have they quoted you a price? Ever consider getting a sprayed roof done? Check out www.rvroof.com. A lot of times cheaper than going back with the TPO, plus eliminates all of the sealer and maintenance. If I was ever needing to replace one, I'd go the sprayed route. Rhino has a product as well, but I've always leaned more towards the FlexArmor people.
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:03 PM   #3
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They're quoting me $7-8k, but my insurance is picking up the tab. I'm only out of pocket $100. Is the spray on something I should do after repairs are done, or something to do in lieu of repairs?
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:12 PM   #4
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In lieu of repairs. Check out their site. They'll be happy to give you a quote. I can tell you it will be well under the $7-8k price. Very nice people. I know one guy that's had one for a couple of years and loves it. Still inspects his roof, but zero maintenance. I almost had one done to our full time rig, but got out of full timing so didn't happen.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:46 AM   #5
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Go to any Line-X dealer and ask for a quote. Remove the rubber roof and have them spray on the line-X
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:05 AM   #6
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:25 AM   #7
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I'd opt more for the flex armor (rvroof.com) first, rv-armor second, and nothing else third. A lot of people have sprayed roofs with other products, but I'd rather somebody that only does RV's for a living, hence the rvroof being my first choice. Anybody will spray one, not everybody will warranty one like the first 2.
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:49 AM   #8
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Not that you asked this specifically ...

I agree with concerns of a full replacement possibly bringing new problems.

You know what caused your damage.

Complete roof replacement will need many things to be disturbed.

The damage described sounds fairly obvious and local.

Have you had any previous problems with roof leaks? If not, that indicates your roof system is basically sound.

Back in my building management days we had great success with sprayed on roofs, membrane roof repairs, etc. When properly applied repairs are 100%.

One thing to consider. Does a complete roof replacement put more money in the pocket of the repair business, or does the repair? Not that I have ever witnessed profit margin influence recommendations made by a contractor.

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Anybody have any idea of the approximate cost to put the RV Armor coating on a roof? I looked at the video and traipsed around the site but saw no costs, other than a cost of "pennies" per day for 20-30 years. I don't have 20-30 years left so does that become dollars per day for 10-15 years? Just an approximation would be quite helpful.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:33 AM   #10
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I had got a quote from www.rvroof.com for our 40' fifth wheel. Cost was $5700 plus tax for the main roof. To do the slide roofs also, it was around $15 per square foot. Lady I talked to was Jennifer Adair (904) 814-2104. The actual name of the business is David's Permanent Coatings, Inc.


That is WAY cheaper than getting a rubber / TPO replaced.
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