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Old 04-12-2015, 03:58 PM   #1
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Roof Repairs

Well, yesterday I had to patch a small hold in the rubber roof on my trailer. I bought a repair kit from Camping World and fixed it. I guess I must have had a tree limb nick it on one of my trips. I was kind of surprised to see it because I am fairly careful where I put it under trees, but the rubber roof layer is extremely thin. It really takes very little to damage it. I just put on about a 1"x1" patch with self adhering gray adhesive. Is finding small punctures in the rubber layer something fairly common?
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:40 PM   #2
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They happen often to me. A broken twig sticking down can cause a rip. No way to find them without regular inspection.

I read where the patch should overlap the damaged area by 2 inches. Sometimes that is hard to do. I always seal the patch edges with the caulk they send in the patch kit.
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Thanks Norty, my kit only came with the patch but I thought I would get the seal caulk and cover it.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:11 PM   #4
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Hope it doesn't happen again but if so look for Eternabond tape it seals really good. Also look for self leveling lap sealant to go over the edges and you shouldn't have any problems.
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I bought my Eternabond online and can't remember where but it was a 6 inch x 50', a 4 inch x 50 ' roll, a couple small tubes of edge sealer and a spray can of cleaner.
I have sealed my front and rear caps, repaired several small tears, one large tear and will eventually cover my roof vent seams too and still have some left over. It really does the trick.
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How is the Eternabond tape holding up?
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If your lucky you won't have to buy a full roll. I went with my neighbor ( he had a short rip in his roof) to the small local RV dealer here in Bellingham and they sold him just 1' of Eternabond and he bought a tube of caulk. He was out the door for around $15.00.
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How is the Eternabond tape holding up?

After several years it looks like new. I still have some left and am planning to do the roof vents next.
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I nicked the roof the first time I went up, the ladder put a little tear in it. The Eternabond is holding up very nicely. I did have to do the repair twice. The first time I stretched the Eternabond and it came loose within a few days. Second time, I was more careful about not stretching it, and it has held up very well.
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