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Old 12-03-2014, 07:03 PM   #1
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Help! Tree branch ripped roof during snow storm

Basically as title states, came back from vacation and we had a bad snowstorm in NH. I checked my roof and found that a branch / limb had broke and landed on the ladder of my 3200BHT then proceeded to rub the other side and put two 1" slits on the edge of the roof right at the roof radius. I assume some water got in, but luckily it was over the rear bunk room slide where distance between the roof and the slide opening is not very large. I did call dealer and insurance. Dealer wants me to put an entire new roof on. My concern is that..and entire new roof. I would then be relying on the dealer to seal the two large skylights, the 4 roof vents and then the A/C opening properly as well as the other edges. Very concerning. My thought to fix the problem and how I temporarily fixed it was a piece of eternabond tape. My real fix I think would be to by a 75' x 6" roll and start from the front of the camper with the tape and start in the rain gutter and overlap onto the roof, thus completely sealing the roof to the gutter the entire length and further would probably be better off in the long run. I would do this to both sides and then the front and rear joints? Thoughts?

Or should I get a new roof? BTW....ladder needs to be replaced as it was crushed. There was no structural damage that I can see other than the bent top of the ladder.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:06 PM   #2
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If its the rubber roof, why not try LapSeal?
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:06 PM   #3
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Our old trailer was parked in our yard last winter and as a result of an ice storm we ended up with 3 holes in it. The insurance told me also you can't patch it and said it would cost $6000 for a new roof anyway they totaled my old trailer and I bought it back for very little patched the roof and sold it to a person I know letting them know what was told me.
Haven't heard of any problems or leaks. I patched it with Eternabond and Dicor caulk
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:12 PM   #4
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I temporarily packed the holes with a rag to prevent further water damage then replaced that put spray foam insulation into holes until I got the Eternabond and the dicor caulk. The spray foam overlapped the holes sealing it temporarily . When I got the Eternabond I just broke the excess foam off and cleaned the area then put the eternabond down.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:29 PM   #5
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Its a 2014 3200 BHT, and has only been used for two summers, so I doubt they will total it.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:31 PM   #6
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If its the rubber roof, why not try LapSeal?
Is the rubber roof, but it is on the radius near the drip edge.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:49 PM   #7
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I would wait for the insurance adjuster to come out and tell you what they are going to pay if they say new roof go for it the dealer has to back their work so if it leaks after they have to fix the damage. For now protect it somehow so more water doesn't get in. A picture will help to see how bad , if small some of the dicor caulk, if larger eternabond either way take pictures before covering for insurance.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:59 PM   #8
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A year ago I had a new roof on my 33' 5er installed because of wood pecker damage. Cost of a new roof was $4200 and I had a $1000 deductible that I was responsible for. I could have just patched it, but the trailer was only 1 year old and I wanted it to be back like new again. It was just the decision I decided to make, but hated to part with a grand.
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:17 PM   #9
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Here are the pictures. Each slit is about 1" long. I have covered the holes already with a piece of eternabond tape so no further damage occurs.
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I would cover the holes before you get any more water. This is a problem that could cause delamination of the siding. You could even use some duct take as a temporary fix.
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