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Old 09-17-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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Question Roof Bubbles

I just noticed that there are bubbles forming on the edge of the roof. I'm not sure of the cause, but I suspect the direct sun here at the beach might be a factor. There doesn't appear to be caused by water. Here's the pic.
Any ideas on what caused it and how to correct it?

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Old 09-17-2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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Looks normal. Can you push on the bubbles? Does it feel empty under the bubble? If so, I suspect it just an air bubble.
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:42 PM   #3
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Looks normal. Can you push on the bubbles? Does it feel empty under the bubble? If so, I suspect it just an air bubble.
You can push on the bubbles and it does feel empty. Does the problem originate with FR and lack of quality control in gluing the rubber roof? It does seem possible that the bubbles could grow larger over time.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:13 PM   #4
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The rubber roofs are attached on the edges only so they can expand and contract in the heat and cold. This is normal....wouldnt worry about it. My brand new camper (2011) has small ones....have noticed they come and go with tempature changes.
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It's not a Rubber roof, it's Vinyl(TPO, thermoplastic polyolefin). It's manufactured by Alpha Systems.

I don't think you have anything to worry about.
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Looks completely normal. So long as it ain't making squishy sounds inside you are good to go.
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Just don't punch a hole in it to let the air out.
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:06 AM   #8
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Just don't punch a hole in it to let the air out.
Thanks Hokie, I hadn't seen you post much lately. I was concerned that you might be at the bottom of one of your beer barrels after the Hokies first two games. I hear liquor sales are off the chart in southern VA.
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Thanks Hokie, I hadn't seen you post much lately. I was concerned that you might be at the bottom of one of your beer barrels after the Hokies first two games. I hear liquor sales are off the chart in southern VA.

They suck. I am heading up to Blacksburg in just a few minutes to see if we can get them on track. ECU has a potent offense, while out offense is, well, offensive. Good excuse to party though.
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They suck. I am heading up to Blacksburg in just a few minutes to see if we can get them on track. ECU has a potent offense, while out offense is, well, offensive. Good excuse to party though.
Good luck, be sure and let the DW drive home if it ends up ugly.
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