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Old 09-19-2011, 12:12 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:57 AM   #2
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to the forums. Congrats on the new to you Georgetown. Sorry to hear of the roof problems. I have a 2007 Georgetown 370. As you stated, love the layout. Our roof is fibreglass, not sure when the type of roof was changed. So far I've had no roof problems. I check it at least twice a year and clean it at those times as well. The Dicor they used has held up acceptionally. I use a scrub brush all around those areas and found no seperations to date.
You may want to contact Mike Burns about the build of your unit. He may be able to give you some insight to how they assembled the 2004 models.

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Old 09-20-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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Charlie,

Thanks for the info. I will email Mike to see what he says.

We enjoyed our first trip ever in the motorhome and will be back out soon. This is just a little bump in the road that we will get over and keep rolling down the road.

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Old 09-22-2011, 10:46 AM   #4
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:20 PM   #5
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I hope you didn't buy this 370 from a auction lately or the dealer did? Let me know I have some info for you. Does the coach have a flat screen tv up frount and a table and chairs in the dinnet?
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I hope you didn't buy this 370 from a auction lately or the dealer did? Let me know I have some info for you. Does the coach have a flat screen tv up frount and a table and chairs in the dinnet?
Sounds like this might get interesting.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:43 PM   #7
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No, we purchased this unit from an individual. I wished it had a flat screen up front, lol. It will eventually.

IMHO, I think the way the roof was installed was not the right way, but it is what it is. Myself and another individual are in the process of replacing the roof as we speak.

Just want to say Thanks to all and we will be back on the road soon!!!!
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:21 PM   #8
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I am glad that you didn't the one I had and hope know one gets it.
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