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Old 01-25-2019, 10:12 AM   #1
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Roof Maintenance Questions

Hi not sure if this goes here or not but my question is i have a new forest river wildwood and i have been reading up on this eternabond tape and was wondering if i need to look at putting this on my new unit i do have a 12 yr warranty on my roof through my dealer just curious this is the first tt i have owned that did not have a metal roof and im still learning thanks
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:19 AM   #2
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A 12 year warranty?

For real?

Whatís the fine print say to get that.....
Never heard of a warranty like that before.
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:20 AM   #3
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like the old saying: an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure
mine is 2 years old no sign of any leaks however i have a 50 foot roll of 4" that i will putting over the seams as soon as it warms up this spring.
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:52 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replys and as far as the warranty it is through the dealer i have lifetime warranty on unit and 12 yr on roof i just have to take it to dealer once a yr for check up which is no big deal since its only about 25 miles away and it is definitely not camping world it is actully an independent dealer got a grwat deal on the tt and a very fair price on the tradein so my advice is go local those big box rv stores are bot worth the hassle i also have other quandaries with camping world which i wont go into at all
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:54 AM   #5
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How much does your once/year checkup cost each time?
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:07 AM   #6
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118 dollars i think my wife keeps up with that but also we have only had the unit since September of last year so have not had to take it in for one yet the cost of one hour labor for service not too bad and the dealer service department has been great so far had a couple of issues and they have adressed those satisfactorily
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:30 AM   #7
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Your 12 year roof warranty is almost certainly on the roofing material (ie. defects in manufacturing) and possibly that it was properly installed. It probably does NOT cover holes in the material (you run into a tree branch, etc) or leakage caused where the roof sealant degrades or comes loose (areas covered with Dicor or other material). Your owners papers should have language requiring regular inspections of the sealant.
There are many folks who support the idea of covering all sealant with Eternabond, I've heard representatives of FR say stick with Dicor or other recommended sealant. Both sides have what sound like good reasons. So you need to decide what is right for you.
One other comment, cleaning the roof does NOT seem to be REQUIRED. I was at a seminar where the manufacturer said that dirt would not impact the material's life. Seems most folks do wash the roof regularly, mostly because they think it looks better and it makes sealant inspection easier. Also a reason to get up on the roof and actually do the inspection.
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I've got a 2018 Grey Wolf and x2 on the Eternabond. I plan on at least removing sealant, replacing screws w/ stainless (or coated) and then applying Eternabond on the front seam this spring. Sides and back will get a good look, but will do those later (trying to spread it out).
Question for anybody that's already done this- do i need to reapply sealant before putting Eternabond over seam, or can I just put the Eternabond over the seam?
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Old 01-25-2019, 01:35 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info and will definatly read the fine print on the warranty
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Thanks for the info and will definatly read the fine print on the warranty
Yep the 12 years warranty is ONLY for the roof material against workmanship and defects.
The caulking around it(where most leaks occur) is NOT warrantied.
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