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Old 08-30-2017, 06:51 PM   #1
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Roof Replacement: Full or Partial?

On a recent long trip I had a roof leak in the front of my 2013 Heartland North Trail. I had a local tech reseal the front seam where the roof membrane meets the front cap. A few days and 200 miles later it rained and it leaked again. So, the tech applied another layer of Dicor to it. The next day while driving on the highway I rotated the rear view mirror and saw the roof membrane was ballooning up all along the front seam. I concluded this ballooning caused the sealant to fail. When I returned home I talked to a local RV shop manager and described the problem. He thinks I need a new roof or at least a partial one. He says you can't just reglue the membrane, it has to be new material including the wood underneath the membrane, then glued. Next week I bring the trailer in to have it inspected. It's a TPO roof.

Have any of you had experience with a partial roof replacement, good or bad? I suppose doing the whole roof would be best but he wants $4500 for it.


2015 GMC Sierra 1500
2013 Heartland North Trail 28BRS
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:37 PM   #2
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I did a partial roof replacement myself, my TT is a 2007 and I didn't want to put that much in a new roof, it's a job but it can be done.
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