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Old 10-02-2018, 06:16 PM   #1
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Front cap to roof seal

Was checking the roof today and found this. What should I use to repair? I still have about two weeks of warranty so would this be covered?
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Old 10-03-2018, 05:50 AM   #2
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Looks like you need to reseal with lap sealant. If it is on a horizontal surface use self leveling.

Roof seams are a maintenance issue and not covered under any warranty I have ever heard of.

You may want to look into Eternabond Tape.
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:14 AM   #3
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I agree with Macrosill. This is a normal maintenance thing. The caulking on all the roof seams needs to be checked regularly throughout the year.

Your Rockwood will have a TPO roof membrane, not rubber. I recommend self-leveling sealant by Alpha Systems who make the roof membrane. It’s available at most RV dealers and on Amazon.

An alternative would be to apply Eternabond tape over all your roof caulking and you won’t have to maintain the caulk. You’ll find lots of threads here regarding Eternabond.

Whatever you use, you’ll still need to wash the roof at least once a year, preferably twice, and check for any damage to the TPO membrane. You do not need to apply a roof treatment/protectant on a TPO roof so don’t waste your money on it.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:19 AM   #4
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Had same issue, I used dicor self-leveling and then put 4" wide Eternabond tape on front and rear seam.
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:13 PM   #5
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I took the picture down to my dealer this morning and he informed not under warranty, I informed him being its not quite a year old I thought my warranty wasn't worth much. He asked if I needed to buy some dicor and I just left, went to another dealer and bought my dicor since they pissed me off. Trailer should be covered for a year from hitch to bumper in my opinion.
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:27 PM   #6
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Even bumper to bumper warranties don't cover normal maintenance items. Caulking is definitely a normal maintenance item.

All my RVs have been bought new. Usually you don't know how long it has been on their lot. I've had a few units that needed caulking maintenance within a few months of ownership.

Get used to checking your roof twice a year and repairing caulking cracks yourself. Especially front and rear cap seams.
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NMWildcat is exactly right. This is normal maintenance, not a warranty item. Ask anyone who has owned an RV for a few years. You'll need to check it at least twice a year. You said your Rockwood is about a year old - it maybe more if you bought it from the dealer's stock. Having to touch-up the roof sealant at least once a year is very common across the industry no matter which manufacturer built it. With all due respect, if this little one upsets you, you might not like what the future holds with TT ownership. They are far from maintenance free.

As I said in my previous post, the alternative is to use Eternabond tape to cover the seams and then you won't need to inspect and touch-up the sealant. Its definitely not a cheap alternative but its a one-time application and a good investment if you think you'll be keeping the TT for a while.
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:23 PM   #8
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I know they are maintenance hogs, I am a mechanic by trade. Already fixed several drawer slides, the toe board in bedroom, the furnace which they swore worked every time for them. Replaced igniter and overtemp switch last week, furnace has now worked ten times in a row,previously wouldn't do three times in a row, dealer just couldn't make it quit for them. Decided to just live with the warped outside kitchen door, figured it probably wasn't going to get any better as several people have the same problem. I sure don't have any compelling reasons to buy local again.
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As mentioned before, use Eternabond tape. Apply it right over the dicor. You will not be disappointed. Eternabond has a 10yr warranty.
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As mentioned before, use Eternabond tape. Apply it right over the dicor. You will not be disappointed. Eternabond has a 10yr warranty.
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