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Old 06-18-2015, 02:17 PM   #1
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Slide Tape rippled

We just purchased a used Jayco from a dealer who told us the roof had been checked out for leaks/problems but when we got the camper home the tape on the edge of the slide was rippled. Because we didn't trust the dealer to do a proper repair, we took the camper to a local repair shop who took off the old tape and replaced it with new tape. The problem is, the roof is loose on the edge and as soon as the tape was put on, the roof rippled again. This is a 2012 and the repair shop said this is common and we need to keep an eye on it. Has anyone else had this problem? The picture attached was taken before the repair was made.
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Old 06-18-2015, 02:44 PM   #2
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The slide tape should not let water through at all or you will have problems. If the roofing material is rippled, I think that would be okay. Just make sure water can't get under the tape. If the tape is coming up off of the roof material, it was not installed properly or maybe the roofing material was not cleaned properly before installation. Good luck.
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Old 06-18-2015, 03:11 PM   #3
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I would have a hard time sleeping thru a rain storm is my slide roof looked like that. Perhaps another visit to the repair shop would be in order, with instructions for them to attach it down. Send a line addressed to Bob (rustic eagle) and ask if there would be enough clearance to run a strip of eatherabond tape down that edge.
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Old 06-18-2015, 03:18 PM   #4
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I'm no fan of slide outs so maybe my input is off the mark.


As someone who is fond of fixing things properly, it looks to me as though the underlayer (roof) is moving (expanding and contracting) more than the top layer (tape) will tolerate.


Is the roof sheathing dry? Have there been wide temperature swings in the area?
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Old 06-18-2015, 03:36 PM   #5
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Does the repaired seam look like the seam in the picture, with un-glued gaps between the tape and the roof? Or is the tape glued down well, with just some ripples? Maybe a current picture would help.
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:33 PM   #6
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I have had this problem since I purchased my trailer. No water leaks through it and it looks identical. I live in Victoria BC and we get a lot of rain, so if it looks like it's stays to get worse over the years I will fix it. But it's looked the same for 2.5 years now. If it ain't "broke" don't fix it.??? But if it worries you, a little eterna bond should do the trick.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:19 PM   #7
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I ran a bead of dicor self leveling caulking on each side of the tape. Also I made sure I filled in where ripples were. However mine are not as serve as yours.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:34 PM   #8
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Could you post a picture of the roof seam after the repair?
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:21 PM   #9
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Slide Tape Rippled

The picture was taken before the repair! Have not seen the new repair but were told by the repair shop that the old tape was removed and the new tape was placed on the roof. The rubber roof is not tight, therefore once the new tape was put in place, it rippled somewhat. Hopefully I won't have to worry about repairing again for a few years but will have to keep an eye on it. We have never had a slide until now and we hope we have not made a mistake!
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:06 AM   #10
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I would inspect the repair and make sure they caulked the edge of the repair especially on the leading edges to keep them down while traveling.

ON EDIT, the slide will hopefully be in when traveling but the caulk will help prevent a gasket or something from snagging it when it's moving.
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