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Old 03-15-2016, 08:33 AM   #31
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I have no idea how these rubber roofs are installed,,, but I know years ago there was a vinyl flooring material that when we installed it we only glued around the out side,,, the material would then shrink and become tight !!!
Remember if you cut our poke a hole in the rubber roof,,, You Own It !!!
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:09 AM   #32
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Well it's been just about 2.5 months. I wonder what the OP ended up doing?
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:14 AM   #33
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Well it's been just about 2.5 months. I wonder what the OP ended up doing?
Probably nothing. It probably warmed up where he was and it went away! Like they usually do.
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:26 AM   #34
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I have no idea how these rubber roofs are installed,,, but I know years ago there was a vinyl flooring material that when we installed it we only glued around the out side,,, the material would then shrink and become tight !!!
Remember if you cut our poke a hole in the rubber roof,,, You Own It !!!
Depending on the specific manufacturer's requirements and the materials being used there are two methods. One is to coat the substrate aka plywood on the trailer with adhesive and lay the roof material on it. Method two is to coat both the membrane backside and the trailer substrate with adhesive, allow it flash off then mate the two of them. I strongly suspect method one is what is used. I have redone the roofs on several trailers over the years using a better grade of membrane an adhesive, we use method two and I can promise you there weren't any bubbles when we got done and never will be. FWIW I am an industrial roofer by trade.

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Old 03-15-2016, 10:45 AM   #35
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Depending on the specific manufacturer's requirements and the materials being used there are two methods. One is to coat the substrate aka plywood on the trailer with adhesive and lay the roof material on it. Method two is to coat both the membrane backside and the trailer substrate with adhesive, allow it flash off then mate the two of them. I strongly suspect method one is what is used. I have redone the roofs on several trailers over the years using a better grade of membrane an adhesive, we use method two and I can promise you there weren't any bubbles when we got done and never will be. FWIW I am an industrial roofer by trade.

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You probably hit the nail on the head,,, with a better quality adhesive !!!
I used to know Many Many floorcovering installers that always bought the cheapest adhesive they could find !!!
Some of us learned the hard way,,, that spending a couple of bucks more was well worth the money !!!
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You probably hit the nail on the head,,, with a better quality adhesive !!!
I used to know Many Many floorcovering installers that always bought the cheapest adhesive they could find !!!
Some of us learned the hard way,,, that spending a couple of bucks more was well worth the money !!!
Quality of materials and quality of installation both go a long ways towards a better product. I am willing to bet dollars to donuts that the factory uses the cheapest, quickest method it can.

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Old 03-23-2016, 07:50 AM   #37
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I thought it was more than 7 years, whatever it is its essentially worthless if you read it. First it only covers labor for two years but only for replacing the membrane itself. They do not pay for labor required for any moldings, vents, antennas, or anything else nor any materials such as sealants for around those items, and that is what takes all the time from a labor perspective. After two years the membrane material warranty is prorated aggressively. What it all adds up to is the Alpha Systems roof warranty sucks.
Yep, FL is eat up with poor quality/ workmanship issues and the the lack of proper roof sealant application is the cause of bubbles.




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I just sold my 2007 Chalet trailer.
Over the last few years I met numerous Chalet owners who are struggling to repair delamination of their roof panels.
I also experienced some delamination on my unit.
I love the Aframe concept, I got really good gas mileage pulling the It with my Tacoma.
I am considering buying a Rockwood Aframe and was wondering if there are also majors issues with delaminaion.






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Quality of materials and quality of installation both go a long ways towards a better product. I am willing to bet dollars to donuts that the factory uses the cheapest, quickest method it can.

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