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Old 04-30-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
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HELP if any one can.

ok I got a 1997 23 foot Rockwood Camper.. I got a deal I am new to campers.. last camper I had was a pop-up camper and that was 20 years ago when I was a kid.. when I got it.. the guy told me that he just found a leak of an old Patch that was put by owner before Now after I paid for the camper I finally did a fill inspection of it.. and noticed that the roof from the AC unit to the front of the camper is rotted under the rubber roof. and one panel is rotten in the camper.. I am in need to figure out what the beams are made of and what to use for the out side under the rubber roof.. and next can I reuse the rubber roof.. I seen a YouTube video that one guy did.. with a contact cement. also what do I need to get the Job 100% done.. any help would be Great.. now looking at the roof.. it done look bad just where the patch is.. it is sunk in at the patch.. any ideas would be GREAT..

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Old 05-01-2014, 11:19 AM   #2
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Can you post some pictures? Sounds like you may need to enlarge the opening?
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:47 PM   #3
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ok finally got a warm day

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Can you post some pictures? Sounds like you may need to enlarge the opening?
Hey all ok I just got a warm day.. this is what I have was able to get up on a latter today and the patch was barely hanging on.. so I lifted it up and was able to see under it.. roof is rotted out 1/2 the way down the camper.. What size wood should I use for it? 5.00 4'x8' underlayment? or something else? also I see that my beams are aluminum so that is a plus for my.. that means no beams to replace.. also can I use the old rubber roof. with the patch till I get the funds to replace with a new one like next year? I hope that I can use the old one.. what I was thinking was this use the Old one and then adding a liquid rubber on top of the old one.. so I know it will be sealed 100%.. and one have any ideas on this if it will be ok or not... please let me know soon.
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one other question.. was can you use the liquid rubber on the Actual wood? or do you have to have it on the rubber rolled roof. that is the worst case if I cant save the rubber roof.. because if the rubber roof is not salvageable then I was try to see if I can put the EPDM liquid rubber on the Plywood its self...
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:00 PM   #5
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Hope it was a real good deal; water damage is never a cheap repair.

I would try to find a good carpenter who specializes in RV repair and get a quote. Best of luck.
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it was a good deal

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Hope it was a real good deal; water damage is never a cheap repair.

I would try to find a good carpenter who specializes in RV repair and get a quote. Best of luck.
Well it was a good Deal I got the camper.. for 800.00 did not know the water damage was that bad till I got it home.. but it is what it is now I just have to work on it to get it back to camping able.. other then that it is a really Nice camper.. our first also. so I am hoping I can fix it as for someone that can do camper work I don't know anyone other then a Camper store that does repairs and I know they are going to charge a Arm and leg.. so me being retired that is out of the question.. I have a couple people willing to help me out labor wise.. but just trying to figure everything out.. and how to do it cheap as possible..
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:29 PM   #7
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John,

This guy basically rebuilt a FEMA camper from scratch.

Water damage - 32ft bh FEMA trailer

Unfortunately he linked his photos from Photobucket and they were subsequently deleted. Maybe you can email him and he will send you the photos.
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