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Old 10-15-2017, 10:21 AM   #1
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New EPDM roof replacement issues.

I recently had an insurance claim that required a new EPDM roof put on our 3450RL.
When I went to pick it up yesterday, I found several areas where bubbles occurred.

What happened? I suspect they did not allow the glue to flash properly due to time constraints and off-gassing has occurred.

Sad part is I had to take it and put it into our Resort yesterday as they lock the gates for the winter. Storage was already paid and it would have cost me another $600 for added storage somewhere else.

My RV dealer says they will deal with it in the spring. They guarantee the roof is 100% waterproof as is. I trust them as I have been dealing with them for over 10 years.

It was definitely a surprise though! Definitely not what I expected to see.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:47 AM   #2
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It might also be a case of not rolling out the material properly. I would think it could be easily fixed.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:49 PM   #3
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I watched a you tube video about roofs the bubbles you see are usually associated with re roofs and are common. Go on you tube and watch it.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:05 AM   #4
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I watched a you tube video about roofs the bubbles you see are usually associated with re roofs and are common. Go on you tube and watch it.
Thanks @jacknife.
They gave me a "letter of intent" today stating that in the spring, they will do any repairs necessary to my satisfaction and that if they couldn't, that they would replace the complete roof.

I'm fine with that.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:12 AM   #5
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Wow! Not many dealers would do that!
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:22 AM   #6
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That Looks like a Very Poor Install job
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:09 AM   #7
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That Looks like a Very Poor Install job
It wasn't installed with bubbles. The bubbles occurred over night. They showed up next day when I went to pick it up.

5er is sleeping now. We'll see what it looks like once she's awake in the spring. Will still be going back.
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That looks like a half-donkey install. When you get a new roof, you should get all new plumbing vents and air vents. One pic looks like they put the new roof over old Dicor around a vent and that is simply unacceptable.

I had a re-roof done on my 9 year old Wildcat this Spring and my roof is bubble free!

Good luck remedying your roof.
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:37 AM   #9
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I want your dealer! Not typical of RV dealers to be so forthright and focused on customer satisfaction, from my experience.
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:19 AM   #10
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I found a very small (less than 1/2") tear in my roof early this fall on my 3450RL. The roof right behind the shower skylight is soft or rotted totally. Can I ask what your new roof ran? Also, how did it get claimed to insurance? I was told that hail was a claim, otherwise, no luck.....
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