First Timer - Roof Issues
Hey everybody, I am a newbie to the camping world. My wife and I just purchased our first motorhome, a 2004 Georgetown 370TS. We have looked at motorhomes for about 2 years and finally decided to purchase this one. We really loved the floor plan of this unit.
Since I am a newcomer to this world and I considered myself somewhat precaustious on used items, we went ahead with this deal. Evidently, I did not inspect the unit like I should have or at least have a veteran camper help me.
We took our first trip Labor Day weekend to Enid Ms, just south of the Memphis, Tn area. We really enjoyed ourselves trying something different, camping. That Sunday, we experienced right at 4" of rain, which we found at a few days later that we had a MAJOR leak in the roof. After further examination, I am having to replace the entire roof and having to repair the back bathroom.
As I started removing everything off of the roof, I noticed that the roof on there now is not what i would call installed correctly. Not real sure if this is the way Forest River installed or if one of the previous owners did. Can someone help me? I do know that the EPDM membrane stopped at the top of the side molding, with NO sealant under the side molding and there was a metal strip run the entire length of the coach screwed down without much sealant to stop any water from getting under the side molding.
Sorry to be so winded here, just trying to understand.