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Old 06-13-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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Roof bubbles

Just picked up a new 2014 freedom express 261se, I was checking out the roof and there are a lot of bubbles. Is this something I should be concerned about?

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Old 06-13-2014, 11:13 AM   #2
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Had my roof membrane replaced last year (under warranty) when I noticed bubbles. They rose 3-4 feet off the roof while I was pulling down the road, looked like I was pulling a mushroom.

We camped in 114 degrees for 4 days and suppose the adhesive liquified and failed.

In a nut shell the dealer told me that it would all have to come off and new put on. The new when we picked it up had some ripples in it too, but looking at it now those seem to have tightened out.

I would suggest that you have the dealer look at it and make a note in case you need to bring it in a year from now if things worsen. Our dealer told us that the factory uses a cheaper adhesive, and the one they use is a Gorilla Glue.
(Doubt it but it sounded good coming from him)

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Old 06-13-2014, 11:14 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!

A few questions to clarify about your roof:

What kind of roof is it - TPO or EPDM?
Do you have any pictures of the bubbles?
Are they larger than a quarter?

Pictures would help see the problem.
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:44 AM   #4
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Posts: 3 not sure what type of roof it is this is all new to me I had a 99 jayco lite hawk for a year and decided I wanted something a little bigger and newer, as to the bubbles some are about 2" x 10" or so when I press down on them they seem to flatten some but not sure if that is a good thing or not I noticed at least 10 or so
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