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Old 01-22-2014, 06:05 PM   #1
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What to do next..

Since I hadn't messed up anything this year; I got too close to a tree limb while parking the trailer last weekend (out of town) and skinned (for the lack of a better term) the coating off a section of the roof. I though the top was rubber, but it looked more like some kind of rubber-impregnated canvas; maybe not. Anyway, the spot measured about 10 inches long by about 1 inch wide. The good thing was the wood (particle board) underneath was not damaged at all. The fabric/coating was shredded and right at the edge of the radius where the roof meets the outside wall.
I went to a local RV dealer, explained my problem and they sent me back with a roll of Quick Roof instant self-adhesive roof repair and a tube of Dicor non-leveling caulk. The tape is supposed to lie flat on the roof, but as I did not have scissors or anything to really trim away shredded roofing material, the patch I applied has lumps underneath and air pockets. I just wanted to get a patch on as quick as possible and it was very cold out. I applied two separate beads of the caulking and I am confident the patch is watertight, but it is UGLY!!
Now, I don't know if I should leave it alone, take it off and try to redo it as I am home, or take it to a dealer and have them do it right. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:13 PM   #2
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Since I hadn't messed up anything this year; I got too close to a tree limb while parking the trailer last weekend (out of town) and skinned (for the lack of a better term) the coating off a section of the roof. I though the top was rubber, but it looked more like some kind of rubber-impregnated canvas; maybe not. Anyway, the spot measured about 10 inches long by about 1 inch wide. The good thing was the wood (particle board) underneath was not damaged at all. The fabric/coating was shredded and right at the edge of the radius where the roof meets the outside wall.
I went to a local RV dealer, explained my problem and they sent me back with a roll of Quick Roof instant self-adhesive roof repair and a tube of Dicor non-leveling caulk. The tape is supposed to lie flat on the roof, but as I did not have scissors or anything to really trim away shredded roofing material, the patch I applied has lumps underneath and air pockets. I just wanted to get a patch on as quick as possible and it was very cold out. I applied two separate beads of the caulking and I am confident the patch is watertight, but it is UGLY!!
Now, I don't know if I should leave it alone, take it off and try to redo it as I am home, or take it to a dealer and have them do it right. Any thoughts?
Well, I vote call your insurance company and have them do you right with a complete and professional repair which may mean the whole roof I assume.
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:23 PM   #3
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call your insurance, you are paying premiums....
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:43 PM   #4
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Well, I vote call your insurance company and have them do you right with a complete and professional repair which may mean the whole roof I assume.
Well there is that; I just never thought the whole top coat would have to be replaced for such a small damaged area. Thought the repair would be same or less than my deductible.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:52 PM   #5
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Yup - do the insurance thing. I dragged my Jayco TT along a stump (I zigged when I should have zagged and took a corner too tight) and tore a strip all along the lower plastic panel and wheel wells. Then the stump got hung up in my rear stairs, which were up of course, but damaged those too by the time I unhitched and re-hitched 3 times to angle the trailer to safety. Luckily, nothing that affected the towability (is that a word?) of the trailer.
Took it to Autopac (our governed Manitoba insurance) and $500 deductible later,had everything fixd like brand new. Needless to say, I watch my cornering a whole lot closer these days.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:04 AM   #6
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Personally, I'd wait for warm weather, pull all that stuff off, trim the damaged material, and cover it with a single four inch wide strip of Eternabond. Done.
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That's why they made Eternalbond it makes everything good again!
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:36 PM   #8
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That's why they made Eternalbond it makes everything good again!
Already called insurance; will be taking it in for repair. Actually I had already used a tape very similar to repair. If the damage had been on a flat area and not on the edge, I would probably have left it alone.
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I just went trough this with the insurance on our old trailer, we were waiting for spring to sell. Had 4 holes from branches, Insurance adjuster claimed it would cost $6000 because they would have to do a total re roof. Going to try to patch the 4 1 inch holes in spring and sell for a hunting camp. The insurance totaled it out and I bought it back had too many good trips to see it go for scrap its still got a few yrs left in it. Holes are covered for now till it gets nice enough to do a proper job patching. Looking at your pics I think I can patch it.
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