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Old 09-01-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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New Roof Maintenance

My 2011 392 QBBS was purchased new March , 2010-right off the assembly line to the dealer, then to my perm site. I want to make SURE I stay current on roof maintenance. The roof is rubber. I have been on it a few times. All of the vents, antenna etc appear to be sealed with a fairly heavy /thick sealant (assume DICOR). Does putting new sealant over all of the seams before the snow flies this year make sense? If so, with the Dicor Self Leveling Sealant? Same question re the Fiber glass end caps where the rubber meets (on each end), and the sides where the rubber is tucked into the body of the coach? So far no leaks and I plan to keep it that way! Any maintenance suggestions appreciated. I am somewhat limited with washing-my perm site is dry-no utilities!

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Old 09-01-2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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Arrggg, I hate rubber roofs, that said, I would look to cover it any way you can outside of putting a tarp on it. An Adco cover or similar will do wonders. I don't think you should need to put more sealant on it since it is so new. The problem with rubber roofs is the black streaks you will get running down the side of your rig if you don't have gutters that are a real PITA to clean. Keeping the direct weather off it would be my first choice.

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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Good deal. I did a couple of things anticipating the black streaks. 1. I optd for the Gel-Coat sides instead of aluminum siding-MUCH esier to Clean. 2. Completly waxed the Coach (sides) with Turtle Wax ICE-great stuff ! 3. I did put Gutter exts on the right side of the lodge-not too much streaking yet, and , I need to do the left side I plan to use the Lodge in the winter so if I do cover it, will need something I can pull off easily. Agree with all of your suggestions. Thank you
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