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Old 07-09-2015, 08:38 AM   #1
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Still Confused About Roof Construction

According to the label attached inside a cabinet of my Lexington 300SS I have a LEC300 GSSF model built on 5/12/2008. The only Lexington brochure I can get to download is for the 2012 model Lexingtons. That brochure says I have a rubber roof while the GTS model has a fiberglass roof.

MY roof has a pebbled or orange peeled surface. A BCLEMONS post said that FR does us a pebble fiberglass finish. When I took one of the ceiling fan trim rings off I DID NOT find any rubber roofing material brought down through the opening and stapled. A Dicor YouTube video said I would if I have a rubber roof.

I am confused. Do one of you Lexington owners know for certain? Should I call the factory.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:02 PM   #2
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If it's a pebbled finish, all one piece, than it's the fiberglass roof. I believe it's a composit of fiberglass and plastic, and is very thin. However, don't be afraid to walk on it, I do several times a month to dheck and clean. I just haul a bucket with some automotive car wash, bring up a hose, and fill it up top. Use a soft bristle brush and clean away.
One thing to be aware of is that it may develop small cracks that may get larger and let water intrude. By small, I mean several inches long and very thin. When / if you find a crack, best thing to do is drill a very small hole at the end of the crack. This will prevent it from getting larger. I then take a bit of Dicor self leveling caulk and smear it into the crack, let it set and then put another thin layer of caulk over it. After it sets up I take a small piece of Eternabond and place it over the entire repair. That will permenantly seal it. Trust me, it won't get any bigger and will never leak.
I have done this to 1/2 dozen cracks that developed on my Lexi, and it's a 2012. Once you seal it, don't worrry about it.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:45 PM   #3
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GRUMPY0374 Thanks for the info. I do have a fiberglass roof. I will examine the roof closely tomorrow. And, I will keep the caulk and Eternabond at the ready.
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No problem. Cracks I'm refering to might be called "hairline" cracks, and might develop anywhere on the roof. I clean the area with mineral spirits and finally with a swipe of acetone. And by a small hole, I'm talking about not much bigger than the crack. Clean it well and the patch will last as long as the rig itself.
Enjoy it!
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