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Old 05-23-2018, 11:35 PM   #1
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About to install solar on my roof and I can tell the roof at the edge of the trailer is loose under the rubber roof. I can push the edge down around 1/2" along one section of around 3 feet on the trailer.

I know this would be covered under warranty but not really interested in dropping off at a repair place and have it sit for a couple months waiting.

How is this roof attached to the roof lumber. I know the roof joists are wood. Are they typically glued from the factory or screwed/nailed. I am almost tempted to just slit the rubber covering, add screws to the roof sheathing to the rafters and fix the slit with eternabond tape.

Any suggestions or any comments on how the roof is attached would be appreciated.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:55 PM   #2
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Don't know how the roof it attached.

However, I've read that there is some flexibility built into a roof to allow for expansion and contraction.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:59 PM   #3
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Don't know how the roof it attached.

However, I've read that there is some flexibility built into a roof to allow for expansion and contraction.
This is way more than normal expansion and contraction. 75% of the roof does not have this issue.
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:48 PM   #4
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I noticed a very similar issue on my 2017 Coachmen Prism today. The plywood at the very rear left side sticks up about 1/2". Like the OP mentioned, I can easily depress it. It seems like it isn't attached properly to the framing.
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:05 PM   #5
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I ended up kinda fixing this in the process of attaching my solar panels. I was able to locate the roof joists and screwed in my solar brackets into them. I located the brackets within a few inches of the side of the roof and that did the trick.
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