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Old 04-26-2011, 11:18 AM   #11
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We were told by dealer that this might void the roof warranty. Has anyone else been told this?

I was told by my dealer to go ahead and seal it as the caulking is not covered by the warranty anyway.

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Old 04-26-2011, 11:24 AM   #12
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We were told by dealer that this might void the roof warranty. Has anyone else been told this?
That's interesting they told you this. You'd think they would want to extend the warranty if you use Eternabond.

I have two issues with their statement:

1) I thought the roof warranty is only good if you regularly inspect, clean and seal your roof.

2) Don't some high end RVs come from the factory with Eternabond?

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Old 04-26-2011, 11:37 AM   #13
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Our fifth has Eternabond on the roofs of the slides, and that appears to be the same material as the rubber roof, so I don't take the claims very seriously that Eternabond would damage anything.
Just another dumbass dealer, it would seem.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:35 PM   #14
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I used one roll of 8" and two rolls of 4". I used the 8" on the end caps and the 4" elsewhere. I had one full unopened roll of 4" and about 1/5th of the 8" roll left over.

One thing I did was to install any tape overlap from back to front like shingles. That may not be really necessary, but I thought it would minimize the number of tape edges open to the wind/rain while moving. I installed the tape right over the Dicor compound which in some cases was already looking pretty rough even after less than 1 year between mfg, dealer, and my final possession. (It was new when I bought it but toward the end of that model year.)

I've posted some of these pics before, but for convenience I'll post them here again:
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:08 PM   #15
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My Flagstaff is done now as well. Finished this morning.
1 Eternabond Seam Kit (8 inch wide)
1 roll 4 inch wide
2 cans of Prep-primer. I could have gotten away with one, but really sprayed it on to ensure solid bonding. I also sprayed every layer when overlapping since the upper surface of every "lap" tends to be the weak spot if other posts are any indication.

Used ALL of the 4 inch roll and a bit over 3/4 of the 8 inch roll. I am keeping the remainder and the primer can (remember to flip it over and clear the nozzle) in my repair kit in case of a rip from a low hanging limb.

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Old 04-27-2011, 03:43 PM   #16
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Great information and thanks for the pictures Willis. I am planning on doing mine next week.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:09 PM   #17
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I know this is late but might help others that are as slow as I am. If you are just using your fingers to rub the tape down make sure to do so with a piece of cloth or something to keep the blisters down that the friction creates. Ask me how I know..... I did my front and rear seams this past weekend and think it sealed real well but won't be posting any Pictures..... Might get around to the other seams but have to wait for the sores to heal.


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