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Old 08-03-2012, 10:50 PM   #1
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Eternabond Questions

I am getting ready to pull the trigger using Eternabond to seal up the roof. How long is Eternabond expected to last before it needs attention? And when that time comes does it need to be removed and new installed or do you just put more on over the existing Eternabond?

I'm just looking for down the road. Hopefully the current TT will be replaced with a nice fifth wheel.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:54 AM   #2
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EB tape is supposed to be a permanent "fix."

However, I have found that if you are not extremely diligent in prepping the roof material or do not put it on when the camper's roof is new, it is possible for small wrinkles in the tape to pull loose after about a year.

These wrinkles are very easy to fix, but the EB will not make your roof "maintenance free" like I was hoping. It just makes them "almost" maintenance free.
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What type of "maintenance" is required? I was also considering sealing with Eternabond.
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What type of "maintenance" is required? I was also considering sealing with Eternabond.
Maintenance "before" EB or after?
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Before EB I had to walk the roof every 2 months with a tube of Dicor Lap sealant and touch up cracked sealant and exposed screw heads.
I used to use a tube a season.

After EB, I go up every 3 months and dab a bit when it "looks like it might need help" and I have not even used 1/8 tube in the 2 years since I EB'ed the roof.

I still travel with a partial roll of EB, a spray can of primer, and a fresh tube of Dicor in case of emergencies (like a tree branch strike that tears the roof material).
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Thank you. I have been RVing for years and had to the do the Dicor thing every several months. I have been thinking about the Eternabond for sometime. Will now give it a go. Thanks again.
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You are very welcome.

And welcome to the forum.
Feel free to contribute, your experience and personal modifications made to your camper will be a great help.
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Herk,

Thanks for the response. I would like to do the Eternabond now but there is no way I am messing with anything on the roof with the hot temperatures we are having now. It will have to be fall job.
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Thanks for the response. I would like to do the Eternabond now but there is no way I am messing with anything on the roof with the hot temperatures we are having now. It will have to be fall job.
I feel your pain. The EB will certainly adhere better when the roof material is hot though. Just Sayin'
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