Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-11-2010, 05:21 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 10
Roof Repair Question

Hello, I am new to this forum and to RV'ing in general. Here is my question.....I have a 2001 Forrest River Wildwood which has been stored outside at Myrtle Beach SC for the past 6 years, I am the new owner. It is stored at a campground, and my plans are to leave it there so my family and I can go down and have a place to stay at the beach. The roof appears to have been painted with Dicor within the last year or two. Upon inspection of both the roof and interior I noted the following. Water damage to the ceiling in the rear bathroom as well as the rear of the bunk bed beside the bathroom. The damage is near the rear and basically the ceiling has krinkled up. On the roof I Have a soft spot at the rear corner. Maybe 18 inches by 18 inches. I spoke to a local dealer about fixing the roof and he gave me a price of $2000-$2500. I didn't pay much more than that for the trailer and I am looking for other ideas. The camper doesn't get towed outside the campground and I figure I can replace the ceiling myself. It doesn't have to be pretty either. It has a new AC unit and overall in pretty nice inside with a slide out. In researching the internet I came upon a product called Rubber Roof. I can get enough to cover the entire roof for about $350. Anyone have any experience with this product. Even if it only lasts a few years I would be happy as I plan on going new in the next 3 or so years. Any help or suggestions with other products is greatly appreciated. I don't want to spend alot of money but do want to try and keep it dry. As for the soft spot in the roof...I know it is probably rotted wood. Can I replace that from the inside of the trailer? I keep looking and researching. I see that you can buy kits to replace bad parts of the roof. Is it a difficult job to take out about 3 foot of roof at the rear of the trailer, replace the wood, then put a patch on it? Anyone have an idea what a patch kit of about 3' x 9' might cost?

Mark55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
Senior Member
tmmar's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Long Island (Nassau County), NY
Posts: 4,320
Welcome to the forum. Don't know much about trailers so can't help much there but hope it is fixable and that you get much enjoyment using it.
Tom and Margaret
2014 Berkshire 390bh-60

tmmar is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 AM.