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Old 09-05-2016, 02:50 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by 6thcav View Post
x2!!! ?????
X2 = times two... I agree with your opinion on rubber roofs vs fiberglass

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Old 09-06-2016, 02:55 PM   #12
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I am on my second leprechaun motor home with a rubber roof , no issues besides regular maint. I Almost bought a sunseeker last year but I went with coachmen again. I liked the interior, storeage space, finish, and little extras better.

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Old 09-08-2016, 07:44 AM   #13
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I had the rubber roof on our previous TT for six years without any issues !
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:56 AM   #14
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Rubber Roof.

My 2010 Gtown had it 2 1/2 yrs, was on its third fiberglass roof when we got rid of it.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:36 AM   #15
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My neighbor has a 2004 Georgetown class A with a rubber roof and it is still original. My 2016 Forester has a fiberglass roof. He says fiberglass is easier to maintain but both will last a long time if you take care of it. I think it is a flip of the coin either way.

This is my first RV of any kind so I really don't have an opinion yet.
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:27 AM   #16
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I've had sheet alum, rubber and now fiberglass.
Fiberglass is my choice.
Easy to clean, maintain and cool to the touch.
With all three you have to check the seams anyway.
Aluminum sheet is the most durable though and will outlast the rig.
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:32 AM   #17
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I would have preferred a fiberglass roof on my current unit. My last unit had one. No issues and very little maintenance in 9 years. Looked perfect when I sold it.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:32 AM   #18
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Martin 73, I am aware that the fiberglass on some Forest River products are thin and can crack if someone heavy walks on it or if it was not applied correctly in the first place.
My last 5th wheel was a 1993 Kodiak. (Canadian) Peak Mfg. It was all fiberglass, even the interior ceiling was molded fiberglass. They just do make that kind of quality today.Bolder trailers, made in the 1960 s and 70 s which were all fiberglass are still out there going strong.
With either roofing system you must check and maintain the seams.
On the other hand I see rubber roofs which streaks
and disclolor the sides of the units. It is soft and easily rips from overhead trees, is subject to ultra violet degradation. It is a cheap material which only benefits the Mfgr imho.

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