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Old 01-30-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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Fifth roof question

Hello.

We bought a 2005 Forrest River Flagstaff 8528bhss 5th wheel. I thought I had a rubber roof, but someone told me it is vinyl.

Which one is it?
What's the best way to care and maintain the roof?
Anyone ever Eternabond the seams on these roofs as a precaution?

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Old 01-30-2010, 08:39 PM   #2
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Hello.

We bought a 2005 Forrest River Flagstaff 8528bhss 5th wheel. I thought I had a rubber roof, but someone told me it is vinyl.

Which one is it?
What's the best way to care and maintain the roof?
Anyone ever Eternabond the seams on these roofs as a precaution?

Thanks
Never heard of vinyl on the roof, on the ceiling inside but not on the roof. Should be EPDM roof. If it doesn't have gutters install them imediately they have stick on ones. Rubber roof leaves black streaks down the side of a rig like you have never seen. Pain in the butt. Can't stand rubber roofs although they are durable.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:43 PM   #3
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You can in fact get a "TPO" roof (thermoplastic polyolefin). It is supposed to be black streak free... I almost bought a kz trailer that had this feature (kz.com - go to the travel trailer brochure and it will be listed near the end with a picture of the trailer construction). I did see a kz trailer last year similar to what I had considered. It too had those dreaded black marks . I could not say for sure that it had the tpo roof but it was the same spree trailer (different model) that I was considering. I have seen the TPO roofing listed for roof replacement. It is also supposed to be lighter and more durable. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:02 AM   #4
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We just purchased a 2006 5th wheel. ANY ADVICE FOR US? We plan to take a short trip to try her out. We've presently had a vr1 travel trailer.
Would appreciate any advice
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:59 AM   #5
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I can only speak for myself.But my flagstaff has a vinyl roof.Flagstaff's website shows all there models having vinyl on there roofs.
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I can only speak for myself.But my flagstaff has a vinyl roof.Flagstaff's website shows all there models having vinyl on there roofs.
So, how do I care for it and maintain it.
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Right or wrong the tech @ the dealer told me to just wash it like I would the rest of the trailer and that is what I have been doing.
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What should I use to protect it?
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Other than washing and keeping it covered in the winter months I do nothing.There may be something out there that you could put on it,but I was told the only thing I needed to do was to wash it.Like I said early Right or Wrong I'am not sure.
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I agree with washing it i use eagle one car wash soap and a scrub brush and just wash and rinse it really good also gives you a chance to check out the roof while you`re up there.
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