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Old 07-26-2013, 09:55 PM   #11
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My 2012 2300 was built in Sept 2011 and has no sign of cracking or bubbles.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:18 PM   #12
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I've noted along the edge of my fiberglass roof there are a number of spots where the non-skid fiberglass is not sticking to the roof. It has bubbled and has a little play. Is this something that I should worry about or common with the fiberglass roofs?

If it's not cracked or showing signs of distress it should be okay. I would walk on that area or flex it un-necessarily. It is installed by one person pushing down and horizontally on the roof fiber glass panel edge and a second person hitting the now vertical edge with a screw gun. If the first person doesn't keep the bend tight with the top of the roof structure it would be easy to get a bubbled area.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:01 AM   #13
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ATVer's theory sounds spot on. I didn't get to see the roof being put on while I was there, but there was snow on the ground and it wasn't really cold inside. I did see a bunch of roofs ready to be installed, and they had that overlap that you referred to that is wrapped over the edge and secured. I can definitely see how that stress could cause the roof to lift / bubble a little at the edge. This is what mine's done in a few spots on the edge. Mine was built in the winter months.

Does the roof in fact overlap the side wall? I thought they told me it did. Wish I could've seen that part.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:13 AM   #14
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ATVer's theory sounds spot on. I didn't get to see the roof being put on while I was there, but there was snow on the ground and it wasn't really cold inside. I did see a bunch of roofs ready to be installed, and they had that overlap that you referred to that is wrapped over the edge and secured. I can definitely see how that stress could cause the roof to lift / bubble a little at the edge. This is what mine's done in a few spots on the edge. Mine was built in the winter months.

Does the roof in fact overlap the side wall? I thought they told me it did. Wish I could've seen that part.

Yes from what I recall. I wish I had felt the edges of the roofs on the floor to see how flexible they are.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:26 AM   #15
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When in sheet form not attached to a backer and at room temperature it's very pliable and able to bend. It's the same material used on popup roofs and those typical have a front and rear bend at the roof to side slope.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #16
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Are you sure this is the same material used on hard top campers? That stuff is pretty durable, and would certainly give me more confidence when walking on it.
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