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Old 03-10-2016, 08:26 AM   #31
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I just repaired the roof on my neighbor's motorhome toyhauler with a 5 foot piece of leftover 6 inch wide EB from my install 5 years ago. It saved his butt big time.

Happy neighbors are happy campers!
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:33 AM   #32
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I do not have a Sunseeker.
Sorry, my mistake. Since the post was in Sunseeker and you mentioned fiberglass roof (most Class C and Class A Forest River units) I assumed you had one.
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:00 AM   #33
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It may come as a shock to some, but RV technicians work on all kinds of "homes on wheels" from pop ups to Diesel Pushers. In fact, many don't even own one.

Yet somehow your units eventually get fixed by these "not my kind of camper" folks. A few have even come here for advice on a particularly thorny problem.

I would not turn away from advice received on an open forum from anyone, especially if the only reason was "they did not have what I camp in".

Remember, in the end, it will still be Caveat Lector (Reader Beware) regardless. Just because someone has your model of camper, he may know even less than you do.



EB works on ALL kinds of roof materials from rubber to plastic to EPDM to fiberglass. It also sticks quite well to aluminum fastening and structural materials.
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:30 PM   #34
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Seems like there is a lot of deterioration with roof vents. Once you put Maxx Airs on them the protection is there and its much easier to replace a Maxx Air cover than a roof vent. They do a great job of protecting the roof vents plus you can leave them open in the weather and no rain will ever enter your unit. We placed them on all of our roof vents.


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Old 03-11-2016, 06:25 PM   #35
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Thanks so much for all the great info posted, I think I know what I need to do now. I always cover stuff and that really helps to protect stuff from the elements but wondering if I'd be doing more harm by walking on the roof. Let's see, being optimistic if I can get out once every 1-2 months I'd need to go up top 6-12 times per year to get the cover on.

In this area many days per year with hot, dry weather.

I guess I'm not clear on the extent of damage that can happen by going up there, even with bunny slippers on. Thoughts on using a cover or not?

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Cover or no cover

That is the question, who uses a cover on there Sunseeker?
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:06 PM   #37
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Personally, I would look at the dealer's lot.
How many covers do you see?
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:18 PM   #38
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covers

I definitely see what you're saying, however dealers are trying to sell and move product they're not hoping to be on the lot for too long in my opinion so why would they care about protecting the roof from the sun or rain?
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:41 PM   #39
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I definitely see what you're saying, however dealers are trying to sell and move product they're not hoping to be on the lot for too long in my opinion so why would they care about protecting the roof from the sun or rain?
Unsold campers can sit on a dealer's lot for years. They are not all 2016's

If I was storing my camper under a tree that generates sap, I would consider a cover. As it is, I just wash my roof every spring.

I do cover the air conditioner to keep bugs and debris out over the winter.

There are also folks who swear by their covers and take the wind flapping roof wear damage as the price you pay for protecting your vinyl decals.

Do what feels right to you.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:03 PM   #40
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Interesting about covers and maxx airs covers over the roof vents. We purchased an elements cover for our Sun Seeker from camping world. Tyvec on top covering the roof and very soft material on the sides. Thus over this past winter no damage at all from wind or rain. There is another one made by Adco and is almost the same. cost for our Sun Seeker 25 foot TS was 500.00 Canadian. Lots of very hot weather here in the Okanagan and some snow in the winter. so it protected the unit very
well. I would not have an RV without Maxx air covers over all the vents.
I know a lot of units are not covered when not in use but that is their problem. The size of the investment well covers the cost of the cover.


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