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Old 08-17-2015, 09:31 AM   #1
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Roof tear

Got a bit close to the eave of a cousin's horse barn last night. I'll be calling the insurance company this morning. Depending on what they say, is this damage repairable by eternabond tape, or do I need a new roof?

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Old 08-17-2015, 09:38 AM   #2
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Im no expert but that just looks like some Dicor and eternabond tape would fix it right up. If it were me and there was so structure damage Id fix it myself and wouldnt even call the Insurance and put a claim in (based on my insurance, yours may be different).
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I was thinking that I'd start on the outside edge (bottom of picture), and work inboard w/ eternabond tape like layering shingles (4" tape).

1. razor edge of tears to remove and clean-up
2. remove excess caulking at front edge (is that dicor?)
3. prep appropriately for eternabond
4. apply tape lengthwise
5. apply one piece of tape width-wise across repaired area at front of camper
6. Dicor over whole repair or just at edges?

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Old 08-17-2015, 10:08 AM   #5
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You have the right plan. Keep safe on the roof
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:18 AM   #6
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The excess in the front (the whiter stuff) doesn't look like Dicor (I could be wrong) the older grayer looking stuff looks like dicor.

Youre plan should work just fine. I have seen people just use the eternabond tape and leave it at that with what seems to be great results (if you dont want to mess with the Dicor).
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:47 PM   #7
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100 feet of eternabond (figure I'll do all the seams on the roof), 4"; 2 tubes of dicor, eterna-primer (or whatever its called) have arrived. Watching the weather and seeing when I'll be able to perform the repair before labor day. Damage is currently covered by a duct-taped down garbage bag.

Would you recommend that I put some dicor or other product between the roof and the wood to seal it down at the seam, or protect the wood, or just stick the eternabond directly to the rubber roof and wood?

Will the tape stick to metal and plastic? Can I stick it directly to the gutter, or do I need to remove the gutter and put it behind the gutter?

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Old 08-25-2015, 07:53 PM   #8
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I would stick it directly to the wood/roof/gutter
over the edge of the gutter

that stuff will stick to anything...
make sure it is clean... rub with alcohol and dry it

use Dicor where caulk meets rubber roof
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:16 PM   #9
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Wish me luck. Going to do the repair and all seams tomorrow.

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Old 08-28-2015, 07:10 PM   #10
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remember some ins co.s will charge you with a zero dollar claim if you call and tell them you might have a claim based on how much to fix.get your ducks in a row then decide if you want to call your ins, or do it your self
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:04 PM   #11
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I purchased mine new a couple months ago and in my last trip did not see the tree branch hanging over the site as I was backing in. As a result I now have a 6" tear in the rubber on the roof in my new camper. I temporarily sealed it with the tube of lap sealer I had and I just made the call to the insurance company so we will see how it goes. I still have not made an appointment with the shop to get it fixed.


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Old 08-31-2015, 06:27 PM   #12
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Did you get the repair done? Any pics?
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:48 PM   #13
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I had a tree limb go through my old trailers roof Insurance adjuster said can't be patched and claimed it was going to cost more than the trailer was worth. Mind you it was a 1996 and this was in 2014 so it was 18 yrs old. They gave me a settlement and I kept the trailer patched the roof with Dicor and eterna bond then sold the trailer. Told the people what I did showed them and I still see them and it hasn't had a leak yet.
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Have not had it fixed yet. I just made the claim with the insurance and just sent them all the pics they need today. I will make an appointment tomorrow to get it fixed and then take it in. Here is a pic of the my temporary patch. Click image for larger version

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Eternabond is in place over the tear, and I've also sealed the seam around the whole roof and some of the accessories on the roof (vents, etc).

Tomorrow night I'll probably finish w/ the dicor around the edges of the tape.

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Old 09-04-2015, 12:02 PM   #16
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I hope this is a temporary fix, the last place you want to skimp is on a roof...
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:16 AM   #17
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I hope this is a temporary fix, the last place you want to skimp is on a roof...

Looks good to me. I've seen a lot of people use eternabond permanently. I've used it on the previous TT with no problems. Just do a search and it will yield numerous threads, recommendations, and pics. Why do you say you hope it's a temp fix?
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Looks good to me. I've seen a lot of people use eternabond permanently. I've used it on the previous TT with no problems. Just do a search and it will yield numerous threads, recommendations, and pics. Why do you say you hope it's a temp fix?
I can send pictures if you want?
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:37 PM   #19
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I don't think I'd question a guy that does RV roofing for a living...
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:16 PM   #20
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Certainly good w Heath g another perspective. Can you post pictures of your system?

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