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Old 08-14-2015, 05:54 PM   #11
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I apologize if you feel like I am "spun up", I am not at all. I was simply trying to provide the facts you were looking for.

There were other responses above that were "guesses" as to the roof material. I just wanted to clarify, not only what we use but why we use it and that it is pretty much industry standard.
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:03 PM   #12
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There are many posts here that complain about AC not cooling off the interior as much as people want. A painted roof would make that situation worse.

IMO you got what you needed and not what you thought you wanted...
I WANTED the salesman and the dude who did the walk-through to tell me the whole story. I seriously doubt if a painted, textured roof in the predominant beige color of the unit would be substantially warmer than white, and, since we camp in Wisconsin on mostly treed sites, it's not really that much of an issue. Haven't had a 90-degree day where we are in over 700 days. The caulking is another story and is fairly consistent with what I've run across in other parts of the unit as far as workmanship goes.
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:04 PM   #13
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I apologize if you feel like I am "spun up", I am not at all. I was simply trying to provide the facts you were looking for.

There were other responses above that were "guesses" as to the roof material. I just wanted to clarify, not only what we use but why we use it and that it is pretty much industry standard.
I'm glad I didn't upset you; thank you very much for providing the information.
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:06 PM   #14
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I WANTED the salesman and the dude who did the walk-through to tell me the whole story. I seriously doubt if a painted, textured roof in the predominant beige color of the unit would be substantially warmer than white, and, since we camp in Wisconsin on mostly treed sites, it's not really that much of an issue. Haven't had a 90-degree day where we are in over 700 days. The caulking is another story and is fairly consistent with what I've run across in other parts of the unit as far as workmanship goes.
Sounds like your expectations are not lining up with reality. RV dealers, car dealers, lawyers... All have the same internal quest for commission. There are some good ones out there, but just as many bad ones too.

As far as your messy over-the-top caulking, better than a water leak.
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:37 PM   #15
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As far as your messy over-the-top caulking, better than a water leak.
RV roof caulking done right looks like crap. They did a good job. Really. If it was neat it would probably leak.

In a thread about heat reduction in RVs, one poster commented he felt his 5th wheel was noticeably cooler after he had cleaned his roof, taking it from a grayish back to full white again. Perhaps he was right.

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Old 08-15-2015, 07:47 AM   #16
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Fiberglass?

I know you are disappointed but the reality is that caulking whether it's done perfectly neat by a computer operated machine or the Jr guy at the factory with his trusty caulk gun,is going to need attention year after year
Again,whether you do it or pay an RV shop to do it the reapplication of self leveling Dicor over the old is not only not "pretty" but builds up year after year and sorry to say is gonna look down right messy
I do my own so it's as quality as can be
You want coverage and no leaks.

You are the only one going up there but if you are still uncomfortable ask an owner of a million dollar Class A
If you can climb up and see what they have going on up top and things aren't going to look much different
Hell they might be worse cause most people that have that kind of scratch,pay people to do this kind of work and chances are, It's gonna be a little sloppy
Mine is a '14 that sat on the lot for 8 months (I looked at it the day it came in Nov '13 and then bought it Jul'14)
So I've had it over a year and the caulk on mine is still in great shape with no leaks
You can bet Ill be up there with my gun before winter though. ;-)
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:58 AM   #17
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Regarding the roof material,that no slip texture is a must.
I've camped under one of those trees that dropped purple berries and Im here to tell you when I got home that roof had full body paint!!Only problem? The coach ain't purple
It cleaned up Bright White with soap and water with the help of my handy long handle brush (hose attach to the end of pole)
After seeing that and other times when it's down right grimy and gray (almost black) going back to a nice cool bright white?
It's rather beautiful ;-)
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I WANTED the salesman and the dude who did the walk-through to tell me the whole story. I seriously doubt if a painted, textured roof in the predominant beige color of the unit would be substantially warmer than white, and, since we camp in Wisconsin on mostly treed sites, it's not really that much of an issue. Haven't had a 90-degree day where we are in over 700 days. The caulking is another story and is fairly consistent with what I've run across in other parts of the unit as far as workmanship goes.
"I WANTED the slaesman and the dude" "to tell me the whole story" ~~~not going to happen & they may not know the whole story.

Best to educate yourself as best as possible, relying on sales-people will get you in trouble many times.

Your non-painted bathroom looking roof is actually one of the selling points of why I purchasd a Sunseeker.

A high % of RV's actually have a rubber roof glued down, in my opinion not as durable. Have seen several rubber roofs coming up, catching wind, ballooning up, tearing, bubbles under rubber memebrane, etc...

Now, with that in mind, Sunseeker Roofs still need maintenance (keeping clean and maintaining all those seals). Inspecting for roof cracks --few reports of this (should be few).

Get to know your RIG, inside & out, use it a lot th first year, to work out bugs and utilize the warranty period.

This forum is good place to gain knowledge.

Good luck and get out there making lasting adventures!

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Old 08-17-2015, 03:16 PM   #19
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I totally agree with Markiemark. the fiberglass roof of the Sunseeker is more durable than a rubber roof in my estimation. I've had both. Much easier to keep clean also. The only negative I see so far is that it's probably a tad more noisy during a rain.
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